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Dear Dr. Chambreau,
I took my 12 year old cat daughter to vet for ultrasound and some blood tests because of the nodule on her mammary. But she is a bit like a tiger, she gets too angry and stressed when she goes to vet. After coming home she lost her apettite. She is not eating for 7 days :( i tried everything. But really everything she likes.. For the last 2 days she eats 1 tea spoon of cream chocolate and 3 tea spoons of royal canin recovery. But nothing else.. I cooked chicken, fish, meat etc.. Whatever she likes i tried but she is not interested. Even not to tuna fish.
She is still a bit stressed and i think a bit angry to me. For calming her down i open some cat therapy music, i sing her fav lullaby, put some polemonium near her bed.. What can i do to boost her apettite? Could you please help? I feel too desperate :(
Thank you in advance.

You are definitely thinking in the right way - offering any kind or food and playing calming music.

I wonder if I have already given you an answer before about the mammary lump. If so, please forgive my repeating myself, but I do want your cat to have the best help. I can also help you with a skype call or email (HealthyAnimals  aol) for a fee if this information does not help.

The best, given where you live, would be to reach out for Reiki healing. Since this can be done from anywhere in the world, I know you can get it immediately. The practitioner offers this energy and the animal comes over to get it (or 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 began to eat again when their food was treated with Reiki. 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. Reiki is great to calm animals, relieve discomfort, and can deeply heal some problems in some animals. Start with getting someone to treat her, then as soon as you can get Reiki training. It may even remove the nodule in her breast. Do an internet search for: 1. reiki classes turkey  and 2. reiki classes online free

Next, see if you can find the Bach Flower combination Rescue Remedy. Put 4 drops in one ounce of water and use it: in the mouth, rubbed on more hairless areas of the skin, on the paws, in a bowl of water in a room not near the drinking water. It can be given topically or orally as often as it seems to help.

Also, herbal tincture of alfalfa (dilute it since cats do not like alcohol) or a glycerine preparation may stimulate the appetite.

keep playing the music, apologize to her, visualize her eating, keep offering any foods, especially anything she used to love.

Finally, do some research to select an integrative vet who can help you - from within Turkey, or from Europe or even the US by skype phone/email. I would suggest don Hamilton, but you can make many choices from :,,, (though was not working today),

This would be great alternative to doing surgery on the lump.  

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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.


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.

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

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.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) Certified Veterinary Homeopath (CVH)

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