Essential oils that support the Liver are key in this blend. In our veterinary hospital, we have noted Helichrysum to support the Liver and help to return abnormal liver values to more normal ranges. Ledum has long been used for Liver support. Geranium is known for supporting normal hemostasis (blood clotting) which can be compromised with Liver disease, as well as for the treatment of jaundice, gall stones, and other issues that surround Liver function and health. Laurus nobilis is known as a Liver and Kidney tonic. Rosemary Verbenone Chemotype is a milder form of Rosemary but still carries Rosemary’s benefits of aiding in the elimination from the Liver and with gall bladder inflammation. Carrot Seed (please see the comments regarding Carrot Seed on our Pregnant & Breeding Page) has been known to aid in balancing cholesterol levels, increase red blood cells, aid in weakness and exhaustion, purify the blood, detoxify the liver, and many other actions. Frankincense lends magnifying properties to other oils, while hopefully providing some of the anti-cancer benefits that are so hotly researched. Lavender has so many actions, it is impossible to list them all – however for LiverCat eliminating stress, balancing the entire body, and basically being “good for everything” – fits accurately! Spearmint has often been indicated to ease nausea, constipation, diarrhea, and all sorts of digestive issues that are common with Liver disease, but also is likely to be Hepatoprotective as it has been shown to increase Glutathione S-transferase levels. Used in the correct ratios, cats really enjoy Spearmint – but if overwhelming – they are not as likely to gather the many benefits. German Chamomile and Roman Chamomile also fit into the Hepatoprotective category by increasing Glutathione S-transferase along with Celery Seed and Fennel. Catnip is likewise included in LiverCat in small quantities, as encouragement for cats to “use the box”.
The easy and artful way to expose your feline friends to essential oils!
I developed this technique after observing my outdoor cats using pine needles as their “litter box.” I began to realize all of the wonderful ways that animals would naturally expose themselves to essential oils in the “wild,” and Litteroma was born. Litteroma is possibly one of the easiest methods in which to expose cats to the health benefits of essential oils. It not only replaces the toxic fragrances found in commercial kitty litter, but offers a way to provide preventive and continued health benefits from essential oils on a regular basis.
Start with unscented kitty litter – staying within the same brand that you currently use is often advisable. Add 1-3 drops of your chosen animalEO essential oil single or blend to 1 cup of baking soda – store this mixture within a glass jar, and allow it to “marinade” and blend overnight, shaking the mixture several times. Later, you may find you can add more essential oil drops to this recipe. Starting with a small portion (maybe 1 Tablespoon) – sprinkle the baking soda mixture onto your kitty litter. Mix well. Provide a separate litter box that does not contain essential oils, to make sure that your cat does not have an aversion to the essential oil that was selected. Once you are sure your cat is using the litter box with your oil selection and concentration, you can then omit the use of the “plain” litter box. Each time you scoop, you can sprinkle a bit more Litteroma into your box to freshen it up!
Litteroma for Future Health
Wouldn’t it be great if your Kitty Litter promoted health and could possibly help to prevent future illness? I think it is possible! In my veterinary experience, I definitely believe that I see litter box avoidance and chronic health issues arise from the chemical fragrances, odor eliminators, and clumping mechanisms contained in today’s litter products. Wouldn’t it be amazing to avoid these harmful substances, while getting benefits?
With Litteroma – I feel that we can create a healthier litter. Removing things that are sure to be detrimental, and replacing them with items that likely have beneficial health properties!
While Litteroma AllCat is wonderful for supporting all cats in health – the various formulas can provide a little extra support for a variety of body systems. If your cat has a Liver condition, certainly selecting Litteroma LiverCat – and using it all year round might be a wonderful suggestion for you. However, even “normal” cats and kittens can benefit from the occasional use of Litteroma LiverCat.
As preventive maintenance, I love to occasionally rotate through which Litteroma formula I use. I may make up one batch of AllCat and use in all of my boxes until it is gone, then move to LiverCat in all of my boxes. Or I might make up several formulas (LiverCat, KidneyCat, and ThyroidCat for example) and add a different one to several different boxes. In this way, my cats can also select which box they “enjoy” more – which I feel may sometimes tip me off to early detection of problems. If I have one cat that seems to always use the “Thyroid supporting box” – I might actually decide to perform Thyroid monitoring blood work on a more regular basis, or earlier than my regular scheduled check. It could just be that the cat likes that combination of essential oils better, or that they like that box location. But, to me it never hurts to run more blood work (except for the poke!). Normal blood work to me is rewarding and exciting – even if a bit on the boring side. But, it means that we are healthy and heading down the right path. Never something for me to be disappointed in spending money on!
Litteroma for your Diffuser!
These blends lend themselves beautifully to targeted support of body systems, or as with AllCat – the entire body! Whether dog, cat, or exotic – these neat blends can be diffused in your home for added layers of benefits!