Natural Remedies For Feline Hyperesthesia!
If your kitty has been diagnosed with feline hyperesthesia, then I don’t need to tell you how difficult this condition is to understand, much less to treat.
Feline hyperesthesia, also known as "rippling skin syndrome" or "twitchy cat syndrome," is a pretty weird and fascinating issue in cats. When a cat has it, they become super sensitive to touch and act all agitated. It's a big deal for cat owners because it can really mess with their pet's happiness. In severe cases, a cat can get so agitated during an episode that they may even groom themselves to the point of self-mutilation. There are a number of theories as to what causes this, which you can read about here.
The good news is that there are a few really effective natural remedies that can help you navigate this condition and bring relief to your kitty.
The most important thing you need to be sure of is that your cat’s diet is not adding to inflammation in their body. On our website RenewedPet, we offer a cat food sensitivity test which is a wonderful tool to determine if your cat has any sensitivities to particular foods. It is a really quick and easy at-home saliva test and you will get the results in 2 to 3 weeks from the lab. This will tell you exactly what foods your kitty should not be eating and they can then be eliminated from their diet. When there is less inflammation in their body it will help reduce the frequency and severity of the symptoms of feline hyperesthesia.
CBD oil is a completely safe and extremely effective supplement that has a myriad of benefits. Adding a quality CBD oil to your cat’s daily diet can help a ton to manage this condition. On our website we have a link to our favorite CBD company for cats (and dogs). It’s a pure, high-quality, full-spectrum CBD oil. If this is given daily over a period of a few weeks it can really help calm the nervous system and reduce the inflammation in the body which in turn can help reduce the symptoms of feline hyperesthesia.
There is an amazing supplement called pine bark which you can find on our website. In the natural pet world it is dubbed “natures steroid” and it is a pivotal supplement in addressing any conditions with inflammatory symptoms, like feline hyperesthesia. So if your kitty is struggling with this or any other type of inflammatory condition, give pine bark a try.
Keep giving your pets the best of natural life!
April Arguin A.S., C.P.N., M.P.H