STANLEY - A chronically bacteria, yeast and infection ridden cat, weakened further by powerful drugs
Stanley, a 7 yr old, ragdoll male cat, came to us on Nov 7. He has been battling with skin problems for 2 years. It all started with demodectic mites and ear mites. He was given one lime sulphur dip which almost killed him - despondent, energy diminished, very weak - and the human thought he would die.
Then Stanley went on the Pets Best RX Program for 5 months and got the mites under control, but it started a dry swollen paw problem which lasted to-date, and the mites returned a year later. Stanley was also given an inordinate amount of antibiotics by many different vets prior to the demodectic mites diagnosis.
Now, Stanley keeps licking his stomach and paws continuously, shakes his head, obsessively grooms himself, scratches his body and ears, sleeps quite a bit and has dandruff. He is still battling with demodectic mites and ear mites, as well as yeast and bacteria. His eyes need to be cleaned daily, nose always has a crust, claws have a black crust and his paws would be swollen and dry.
He also has a leaky gut and been diagnosed with bacteria, yeast and environmental allergies (grass, weed, trees). His coat has not grown back to the way it was 2 years ago. He has inflamed gums. He had crystals when he was a kitty. Stanley now has elevated white blood cell count, losing weight despite eating well. The vet has never seen a kitty with so much bacteria and yeast on his skin. Stanley has been battling for a long time with so many numerous problems.
Even though Stanley loves to eat and has not lost his appetite, he continues to lose weight battling all these parasites, yeast and bacteria infections. At his peak, he weighed 17 lbs and he got down to 13 lbs.
The human has been seeing many vets, holistic vet and tried many nutritional supplements, homeopathic remedies, medicated shampoo, neem/karanja shampoo, probiotics and all yield some improvements. Stanley's person is really looking for a gentler healing program for her beloved cat.
Our WildPets Skin Trouble Spray has been giving Stanley some improvement in his claws, clearer eyes with less discharge but his infections are so severe, intense and persistent that a 1-on-1 consultation was needed and set in Jan the next year.
We suggested to the person some minor yet important adjustments to the diet, even cleaning habits of the food. We also suggested our WildPets Skin Trouble Shampoo, BIO Defense and a custom blend of nutritional and herbal supplements for Stanley (BIO Booster 5-in-1 Nutritional Therapy), with added ingredients for his heart murmur. While the remedies help Stanley fights the symptoms, the custom nutritional blend will help with his entire system so he DOES NOT keep producing these bacteria and yeast from the INSIDE OUT.
2 weeks later, we received some initial feedback:
"I have switched out his dry food and am now preparing the meat and cooking it lightly. This seems to be helping (yeah!)."
We got the next feedback in 1 month in Feb:
"Used your shampoo the last two weeks. I immediately can tell the difference. His coat has more moisture. There is less yeast surrounding his claws. I actually will apply the soap to his paws prior to the shampoo and it is really helping."
"In general, he is licking quite a bit less and he sleeps through the night now - yeah. He is so much happier! Still some scratching and bacteria on skin, but greatly reduced more than 50%."
In 6 weeks:
"The BIO Defense wash for Stanley's eyes works great. Not sleeping all day and a lot of curiosity and playfulness - yeah!"
In March, some more feedback:
"I just got back from a vet appt with Stanley. Lots of good news! Bacteria and yeast levels are almost at normal levels. He is now 15.8 lbs! The heart murmur is not worse. There is still some licking mostly late at night and I will start using the new custom blend soon. Thank you so much for everything."
After a vacation trip for the human, Stanley's sister cat gets itchy ears too...
"The good news is that the WildPets Ear Trouble Spray worked for Stanley's sister and I only am doing her once a week as a preventative measure."
3.5 months after Stanley first came to us for consultation & help:
"Wanted to give you an update on Stanley. His skin feels 100% (no dandruff/bacteria that I can feel); his claws are looking much better (they used to be black near the cuticle and yeasty). His health had taken a great step forward — more energy, inquisitiveness, etc."
A 7 month later update:
"Stanley's coat is much thicker and there is less shedding, I feel no bacteria on his skin, sleeping more peacefully. His temperature is normal and yeast under control. He is a much happier cat."
"The current blend seems to be really working. I think Stanley realizes this is helping him. He normally runs away from me when I am giving him something he doesn't like. For the custom blend, he just sits and opens his mouth - yeah!"
L. Haesler - Irvine, California, USA