Tonic foods and home remedies for cats are a perfect match. Tonic foods are energy foods that will dissipate any physical and mental lethargy. They will help your cat recover from illness and keep it in tip-top condition otherwise. Some tonic foods can be fed regularly, while others should only be given occasionally when your cat is sick or as a treat.
Powerful tonic foods for cats include honey; Apple cider vinegar; herbs such as parsley, nettles, catnip, valerian, dandelion, wild garlic, clover, watercress, and feverfew; spices like garlic, turmeric, and ginger; Couch grass, seaweed, nuts, yogurts, yeast, oils, brown rice, and lentils. This article explains how to prepare and use some of them.
Honey is not only good for humans, it is also great for cats. Honey heals and restores. It contains all the minerals and vitamins to support life in exactly the right amount for your cat’s body. It provides energy and renews vitality, but it is also a natural sedative, purifies as it is antiseptic and protects the stomach.
When your cat is sick, honey is a good tonic food to feed frequently. You can give your cat small balls of honey, either alone or combined with finely chopped herbs and a few drops of apple cider vinegar. To make them less sticky, roll them in cornmeal. At other times, you can feed a ball on a regular basis.
Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar provides potassium which is vital for the proper function of all major organs on an acidic basis. In this way, your cat’s body assimilates potassium better.
Apple cider vinegar eliminates rheumatism and arthritis when taken with honey. It sterilizes and destroys harmful bacteria in the digestive tract and removes dangerous acids from the kidneys, calms the stomach, prevents heart problems, and calms the nerves.
A teaspoon of apple cider vinegar diluted in water can be administered daily sprinkled on food. Do not put it in drinking water or milk. Adding a few drops of honey makes it even better.
Very finely chopped parsley mixed with meat can be included in your cat’s daily food. Nettle can be added to meat stew. Simmer some nettle tips for five minutes before adding them to food. Dandelion, watercress, wild garlic, clover, and feverfew (all finely chopped) should be fed one teaspoon at a time to help your cat recover from illness.
Turmeric aids digestion and relieves congestion, fights infections, inhibits tumors, prevents dysentery and arthritis, protects the liver, gallbladder, and heart, and fights internal parasites. You can feed it once a week, sprinkling it sparingly over the meat. If your cat does not like this, feed the same amount with warm milk.
Ginger has a warming effect and acts as a disinfectant. Give a small amount in warm milk. Garlic is a powerful antibiotic and antiprotozoal. It kills microbes and other parasites in your cat’s blood and systems and will ensure that your cat stays healthy. Grate a small amount over the meat daily (no more than half a teaspoon per day). If your cat doesn’t like it, hide it in honey or cheese.
Yogurt, Yeast and Oils
Natural yogurt is restorative and, in small amounts, can be administered several times a week. Yeast is great for promoting healing. Feed a small amount from time to time with food. Sesame, corn, and sunflower oils are good for your cat. Half a teaspoon can be given to the meat several times a week.
Couchgrass and Kelp
Couchgrass is a strong internal cleanser and contains many minerals and trace elements that your cat needs. If your cat is an outdoor cat, you will probably find him alone. For indoor cats, give one teaspoon, finely chopped, three cloves a week.
Kelp is a cleanser and is rich in iodine. Iodine balances the whole body. Give ¼ tablet of seaweed disguised as a strong-smelling food per day.
This may not be an obvious food for cats, but a teaspoon of dried fruit can be given twice a week, chopped into small pieces and mixed with honey, oatmeal and a little cream. Most cats will love it. Make sure your cat drinks plenty of water these days, as the fruits will absorb fluids from the stomach.