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Herbal Regimens

The following are the exact regimens I use for my cats: The original formula I used for the cat that was producing one kitten litters was: Pau D'arco -- 1/2 capsule once a day for 2 weeks. Then, Dong Quai -- 1/2 capsule once a day for 8 weeks. Then, Remove cat from the Dong Quai before breeding. The formula that I use now is just a bit different. I also use it on every Queen I have, and have been averaging 5-7 kittens per litter. Pau D'arco -- 1/2 capsule once a day for 2 weeks. You may start this on a queen 1 week after she delivers a litter. It is not detrimental to the kittens. Dong Quai -- 1/2 capsule once a day until a week before breeding. Damiana -- 1/2 capsule per day for 2 weeks before breeding. This will help to bring the Queen into heat. Red Raspberry -- 1/3 capsule daily during gestation. Marshmallow -- 1/2 capsule daily starting once queen is in labor and continuing while the Queen is nursing. The herbs I use for the Queen that was aborting her litters are exactly the same as above with only one addition. I started to administer 1/4 capsule per day of Catnip into her wet food. This began the day after she was bred and I did it throughout the whole term. My research says that it is usually given during the first trimester, but it is not harmful, so I just continued it. I administer Damiana to my males if I know they are going to be with a Queen. It's best to start about a week before the date, and continue during the breeding. This is to increase the sperm count. I would not recommend keeping the male on this all of the time because it increases sex drive. As a regular part of my cat's daily diet I include the following: Garlic Oil -- 1/4 quarter capsule per cat HSN -- 1/4 quarter capsule per cat Zinc – 1/4 quarter capsule per cat Probiotic Eleven – 1/4 quarter capsule per cat and more during times of stress of any kind A free roaming cat will graze a bit on grass, or some succulent young shoot. He will consume an occasional mouse, bird or lizard. Cats are carnivorous, and their systems are tuned to digest mostly meat. As you plan their diets, you must keep these things in mind. You must monitor their health and eating habits by watching their weight, the brightness of their eyes, their alertness, their activity level, and their willingness to eat the diet you provide. Once, we decided to try a vegetarian diet for our cats, based on a book we read on how bad meat was for cats, and how poorly they did when put on a diet containing meat. After several days, we decided that most cats will refuse to eat shredded carrots and potatoes to the point of starvation. With diet, as with all other things, common sense goes a very long way. Keep in mind, that there is no substitute for clean surroundings, room to exercise, and love. Herbs help, as do special diets. Also, nothing in these pages is intended to replace the advice of your vet. However, if he seems to rely on steroids and antibiotics, to the exclusion of good animal husbandry practices, run away and get a second opinion. Over the years I have learned and changed up my regimens and gotten better results for my cats.  Above are the main things I use. I have listed most all of the general use herbs I use in the article, “Herbs for Cats,” on this site.  In addition I have provided an excellent source for all of the highest quality herbs on the market on the store tab.  I appreciate any nominal fees I might get from those sales and they are there mostly for your convenience.  Herb companies are not regulated and as such you cannot always trust that you will get the best quality.  All companies may say 50 mg on a bottle, however, you may be getting 50 mg of the stem of the plant when the root is really the best part.  Nature’s Sunshine products will guarantee you have quality and fresh herbs.  LSL 
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