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My cat is 1 yr old, male, sterilized and is very outgoing. And recently, I think it got attacked by our neighbour's cat and now my cat won't open its right eye. At first, I thought it would reopen a few days later but it didn't and started leaking pus. I tried wiping the area with a wet cloth, but the pus just keeps reappearing. It's been a week now and my cat's eyes started bleeding as well. Now it's eye is closed shut and my cat seems to be in pain whenever I try to clean it. My parents are really busy and doesn't want to send him to the vet, and I'm not sure if I can afford it. Can you please suggest any home remedies? Please help me

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. I will try to be more clear.
1. Your cat's eye would benefit greatly from veterinary care and I gave you several options to try to get veterinary care. I did just address money and you said your parents are busy. Do you have a relative, friend, pastor, teacher or other adult who could take you and your cat to a veterinarian? If not, try the email and phone links I gave you.
2. For home remedies, I suggested you go to the internet and find people who will do Reiki healing for your cat. this can be done from a distance, even from the USA links I gave you. I also suggested you learn Reiki yourself for future problems for you and your cat.
3. I suggested Rescue Remedy that may be available at a local health food store.
Hope this make my answer more clear.

Even adults are short of money right now. There are many ways you can find money to treat your cherished animals, even when you are young. Some veterinarians, especially integrative ones, will be willing to barter with you. What skills do you have? Can you clean their parking lot, sidewalk, clinic?  Are you great with the internet and able to help them build a web site; or use social media? Could you get new clients for them? Call the veterinarian of your choice (especially an integrative one), ask to speak with the veterinarian and tell them your financial situation and that you would like to build up credit for future problems. Ask if the clinic has its own fund to help those in need. Call multiple veterinarians, especially integrative clinics.  You can also save significant money by educating your parents about  following holistic approaches - do not vaccinate and find local sources of free food ingredients. This will take some time and research, then will be easy and inexpensive.

Your cat may lose the eye if not treated. There are a few things you can try to soothe the pain, and if the cat cannot get to a vet, the worst would be to eventually lose the eye. I had a cat with one eye who could even hunt, so they do fine. As long as he is eating and active you are ok. If he acts sick other than the eye, the infection could have gone systemic.

You can try Reiki which some do for free. If you can find a teacher in your area it will really help you and your animals be healthy for the rest of your life, so worth saving up to take. It can decrease pain.

From the book, Healthy Animal's Journal - "Reiki: Personally, I think every person who lives with or works with animals must know at least Level I Reiki. The practitioner places her hands upon the animal (or it can be done from a distance, even around the world) with the intent for healing to occur. The energy flows through the healer into the animal. This is based on directly applying Chi (energy) to rebalance the energy field so it no longer needs to produce the physical symptoms. It is a very good adjunct to any healing modality, especially to relieve pain and inflammation. I have seen cats who begin to eat again when their food has Reiki done on the food. It also "takes the bad out of" things. By doing Reiki on smelly water in restaurants I have been able to drink sweet tasting and smelling water. Use Reiki anytime that you must give injections, vaccines, drugs, flea or heartworm drugs, or other substances with potential toxicity. Do you work in a grooming salon, or kennel, or veterinary clinic, or barn or anywhere animals are being seen? Use your Reiki on any treatments to be given and to calm the animals. People have reported getting animals to eat by doing Reiki on their food.  http://www.reiki.org.  Get a free treatment at www.interdimensionalhealing.com. Great information on Reiki - http://www.reikicourse.org. Kathleen Prasad is a wonderful teacher and works with my favorite sanctuary and holistic education center, BrightHaven www.brighthaven.org. She just had an article on Reiki in Feline Wellness. Kathleen leads a free monthly telechat for anyone trained in Reiki and using it with animals - http://www.animalreikisource.com/. If you cannot find a Reiki Class near you (same class for people and animals as it connects you through an "attunement" to the healing energy of the universe, making you a channel of healing), three groups offer long distance, free, attunements.
1. http://theholisticcare.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=13,
2. http://freereikiattunement.com/
3. www.ReikiBlessings.com offers free Reiki attunements, classes and training on-line    and animal classes, too
Long distance healing and training is at www.animalhealers.homestead.com/  
A client of mine is using Christine, Her name is Christine at cbearse@earthlink.net, www.awakeningrainbows.com. To receive free distance Reiki send her your first name only, city and state, and whether or not you have had any Reiki training.  She invites you to include your pets as well.  She uses a teddy bear and does a full body Reiki distance treatment for one hour each Sunday evening from 9 p.m. until 10 p.m. EST.

Another wonderful healer, Deena Spears works long distance with Sound Tuning. www.Singingwoods.com. I have seen many animals and the people in a home be healed by her work.


If you have a local health food store you can get Rescue remedy. Put one drop in a separate water bowl. Put 10 drops in a cup of water and see if he likes the eye soaked with that. Put 4 drops in an ounce of water in a jar and give a few drops in every meal and every few hours in between and a few minutes before you try to soak the eye. You cannot use it too often. It is totally safe. It is great for people too - for anxiety, stress, shock, grief and more.


FIND A HEALER
I strongly recommend finding an integrative veterinarian with whom to work. This is a person trained in many different approaches, including using conventional drugs only when absolutely needed. Working with one can increase the chance that your cherished companion can live a long and healthy life after recovering from this current problem. There are good ones and great ones, and a few homeopathic veterinarians will consult by phone or email, even to Australia. There is one listed for western australia - http://www.naturalvet.org/ and they may be able to help you by phone in exchange for some internet work, or suggest a more local resource.
Homeopathic veterinarians (these can often help you by phone if no other holistic practitioners are nearby that you like): www.theAVH.org and www.DrPitcairn.com.  

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I can give you the holistic approach to any problem, mostly for dogs and cats and some farm animals and horses. Depending on the condition and the type of animal, I will be able to give very specific treatment suggestions such as what flower essences, homeopathic remedies, nutritional supplements, diet changes, lifestyle changes or herbs that may be helpful - not drugs. I can also suggest where you can go for further education or to find a specialist in a specific holistic field. I can help you understand why your animal is ill and what improvements can be expected. I do not check messages more than every one to two days, so PLEASE DO NOT ask about EMERGENCIES - call your local veterinarian. I cannot diagnose your animal. I cannot prescribe specific treatments. I am no longer very current with conventional treatments, so cannot answer questions on those. I am not an expert on birds or small critters. I am not an expert in breeding, birthing or babies.

Experience

I graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1980 and began using homeopathy in my practice after a client introduced me to it. By 1988 I was using exclusively holistic treatments. I began lecturing in 1987 and have spoken at veterinary conferences, health food stores, people's homes, churches, veterinary college conferences - anywhere people want to learn more about keeping their animals healthy.

Organizations
Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy (I helped found this one) American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association National Center for Homeopathy American Veterinary Medical Association

Publications
I have written in many magazines, journals and newspapers. A few include Bark Magazine; Journal of the AHVMA; Baltimore Dog Magazine; Whole Dog Journal; Tiger Tribe; Wolf Clan. I have also been frequently interviewed on radio and TV. I am Associate Editor for the Integrative Veterinary Care Journal, so often have articles there.

Education/Credentials
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) Certified Veterinary Homeopath (CVH)

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