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Hello Dr. Chambreau,
My 12 year old cat was too healthy since last few months. She diognised with mammary cancer. She is had cold 2 months ago, then she had high fever,lethargy and lost of appatite. We went to her vet and he injected convenia since she is extremly agressive and stressed at vet which makes impossible to treat(she peed because of fear :( and they made urine test, nothing found in urine. They could not made blood test because she must be anesthesized for that)
For the few days she looked as if she will get cold again. I gave l-lysne and keep her warm. She is ok now.
I think her immune system is weak? I want to boost her immune system and want to start giving colostrum. There is no colostrum for pets in turkey. I found 2 brands for human; 1 is powder other is chewable tablet consist of 14 mg Colostrum and 2,2 mg lysozyme.
I would be grateful if you could answer my questions. My first question is should i use colostrum? If yes should i use the one with lysozyme? Is lysozyme safe for her?
Second question is i want to plant some safe herbs for cats which she will enjoy and also will help her to get stronger and healthy-like parsley, thyme. Do you suggest any other herbs?
Thank you in advance.
Güliz

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Yes, use the one with lyzozyme. Usually we give 10 mg to a cat, but the 14 mg is fine.

Wonderful to grow organic herbs. I suggest reading Juliette de Baircle Levy's Herbal Handbook for dogs and cats; and Tilford's Herbs for pets. You will learn so much about herbs and how to use them medicinally, and then decide which you want to plant.  Catnip, calendula, Aloe in your house, Bee Balm, borage, chickweed, dandelion, dill, echinacea, marshmallow, Parsley,plantain,

I would also suggest finding an integrative veterinarian with whom to work who is trained in many different approaches, including using conventional drugs only when absolutely needed. Working with one can increase the chance that your cherished cat can live a long and healthy life even with the current problem. There are good ones and great ones, and a few homeopathic veterinarians will consult by phone or email. You can go to the web sites for each type of holistic practice and use their referral list to find one near to you. Many practitioners are members of only one or two of the organizations, so you do need to go to every site to find who is near you as there are probably very few, if any, in turkey, but there may be a few. There are definitely homeopathic vets who will work by phone.
1. Wide range of treatments: www.AHVMA.org, American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association and www.civtedu.org.   
2. 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; BAHVS.com, www.iavh.org
3. Chiropractic and Osteopathic - www.animalchiropractic.org; http://equineosteopathy.org/ (they treat dogs, too)
4. TCVM (Acupuncture and Chinese medicine): www.IVAS.org, www.aava.org & www.TCVM.com ABVA.CO.UK

They can so help your little kitty.  

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Dr. Christina Chambreau

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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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