Signs Your Cat is Trying to Say She's in Trouble

Health & Wellness

The facts are staggering. Heart Failure has become one of the leading causes of death in cats.(citation)

And according to a recent study, Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy — has become more common in felines than in any other species… including humans.

But why is this?

Is it because cat owners are neglecting their pet’s health?

No. In fact, it’s the exact opposite.

Chances are, you’re paying more on vet bills now — than you ever have.

You see, a massive survey done by the APPA — the American Pet Products Association — found that during just a five year period, the average annual cost of cat care rose by 28%.

So, why is this happening? How is it that cat owners are paying more for pet care… yet their animals are still getting sicker?

Well, I’ll tell you what I tell my clients… when it comes to declining health — the number one culprit is…

Poor nutrition.

My name is Melanie Mariano, Lead Veterinary Technician and Veterinary Hospital Manager of one of Central California’s leading cat hospitals and urgent care providers.

I’m a professor at St. Gertrude University and have taught their Veterinary Assistant Program to hundreds of students – I also teach Advanced Neonatal Kitten Care and Cat Behavior. 

I’m also the director of Central California’s ONLY Neonatal Kitten Care Unit which specializes in caring for some of the most sick and injured newborn kittens who were orphaned and left to die in the streets. Our nursery saves close to One Thousand kittens a year – all of which would’ve been killed in shelters or on the street.

On a daily basis my team and I rescue orphaned kittens… nurse them back to health using a mix of Western medicine and proper nutrition… and then work to find these beautiful furr babies a loving foreverhome.

And the #1 worry I see among cat owners is how to make sure their pets live long, healthy lives.

Which is tricky.

Because, as you may already know, cats are really good at hiding when they’re in pain. 

That’s why I made this video — to alert you of the warning signs of declining health in your pet…

So that your favorite furry friend doesn’t have to suffer in silence.

And in order to make sure this doesn’t happen — it’s important to be on the lookout for things like…

    • diarrhea
    • constipation
    • flatulence
    • hairballs
    • irritable bowel sydrome (IBS)
    • inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
    • skin allergies
    • food allergies

Because these can all be warning signs of bad health that gets even worse with age. 

And when I tell our veterinary hospital’s clients about these — the most common question I get is “But doesn’t my premium cat food have all the nutrition my cat needs?”

Sadly, the answer is no.

Because cat food — even some of the most expensive stuff on the shelves — isn’t providing your cat with nutrition that will ensure their health and longevity.

You see, unlike dogs and humans, cats are natural carnivores that require specific nutrients in their diet.

Unfortunately, most cat foods are too high in carbohydrates. 

And even when they do provide protein — it’s too much plant-based proteins and not enough animal-based proteins.

When’s the last time you saw your cat hunt down a plant or a carbohydrate?

Probably never. Because they need nutrients from meat to survive!

Plus, some common manufacturing processes leave cat food contaminated with things like bacteria, fungal mycotoxins, and storage mites.(citation)

And because of this, cat food is responsible for more problems with eyes, skin & coat, heart, unwanted weight gain, and intestinal health than owners realize.

But as bad as that is… it’s not even the worst of it.

Because the way they process this food — cooking it at high temperatures destroys much of the nutrient content of your cat’s food…

And unintentionally replaces it with potentially toxic and cancer-causing compounds called MRPs — or Maillard Reaction Products.

Now, these MRPs show up in small amounts in human food as well.

But in a recent study, it was found that the average daily intake of these toxic MRPs for a cat is about 38 times more than a human.

38 times! 

It’s no wonder why so many cats suffer from intestinal digestive problems, skin issues, poor joint health, and even heart failure.

Now, part of the solution is to give your cat canned wet food, which is considered ‘fresher’ because it doesn’t go through such harsh processing…

But, in my opinion as a Veterinary Technician and Hospital Manager, even this doesn’t go far enough.

It can get really expensive — especially if you have more than one cat — and some brands might still be nutritionally incomplete…

Leaving you back at square one.

But it’s important to remember two things:

#1… it’s not your fault

After all, they make the food look so nutritious in commercials and on the bag… but then, when you look at the ingredients and see what’s missing, you know that your cat isn’t getting the nutrition it needs and deserves

And the 2nd thing you should remember is… don’t panic.

Cats are very resilient. If you make healthy changes to their diet starting today and give them the nutrition they need… their bodies will respond very rapidly and start moving in the right direction.

I learned this first hand years ago… even before becoming a Veterinary Technician and managing a Veterinary Cat Hospital.

You see, my husband and I have always been cat lovers…

And back in 2016, we had just taken in a sick cat named Iris.

Iris had very low energy, she was extremely weak, her poop was always runny, and even when she would eat — which was rarely, she couldn’t gain any weight.

She was in pretty bad shape.

It was so heartbreaking to watch such a sweet kitty live such a helpless life.

So, naturally, we contacted every vet in our area but nobody could figure out what was wrong with her.

We tried all of the traditional routes of improving her health but nothing worked.

There just didn’t seem to be an answer to Iris’ health problems.

So, after spending thousands of dollars and trying several different medications — the vet who was most familiar with Iris, Dr. Utt, told us there was nothing else that could be done.

She said Iris only had a 5% chance of surviving at best… and suggested we take her home, say our goodbyes, and make her as comfortable as possible.

And while we had a hard time accepting this news…

We took Iris home, took her off of all her medications, and made her as comfortable as possible… fully expecting her to die.

But then, a couple of days later — we got a phone call that changed our lives.

We were contacted by a holistic veterinarian that heard about Iris’ case from Dr. Utt and wanted to help in any way he could.

Initially, my husband and I had our doubts. After all, we had tried so many different things and nothing worked…

But we were desperate so we gave it a shot.

The holistic veterinarian put Iris on a regimen of chinese herbs and natural ingredients that I had never heard of.

And then, we waited.

The first couple of days went by… and nothing happened.

It seemed like we were going to be disappointed and heartbroken once again.

But then, on the 3rd day… the most amazing thing happened…

She began to get better. She had more energy and her mood seemed to be lifted.

And within a couple of weeks it was as if she had bounced back to life.

She had a renewed sense of energy and vigor — better than anything we had ever seen in our little furry baby.

Tears of joy flooded our eyes.

Nobody would have known that only a month earlier, this same cat was on death’s doorstep.

It was proof to us, and everyone who knew Iris’ story, that drugs and surgery — while sometimes effective and necessary — are not always enough.

That was years ago, at the beginning of our journey.

And now, in 2019, with more than 90,000 volunteer hours, we’ve saved more than 1,750 orphaned kittens…

And nursed them back to health.

In fact, our current survival rate at the shelter is over 90%.

That’s unheard of rate and it’s a number that we’re extremely proud of.

And we owe it all to the importance we place on diet, nutrition, and the use of herbal supplements for each and every cat we care for.

And because I see thousands of cats and kittens every year — of all ages, sizes, and breeds…

I know how vital it is to take care of your cat’s nutrition now… before it’s too late.

So, what’s the best way to take care of your cat’s nutrition?

Well, many owners go the route of cooking all of their cats meals by hand.

And while that does help their diet, it’s difficult and time-consuming.

And not to mention, expensive.

Plus, giving your cat certain raw meat isn’t recommended because it can be a potential vehicle for toxoplasmosis or other infectious diseases.

For instance, some cats that have consumed canned fish products meant for humans have developed potentially serious neurological disorders.

No. The best way my veterinary team and I have found to take care of your cat’s nutrition is by using a method we created at the hospital called…

“Nutritional Digestive Upgrading”

The idea is simple.

Give your cat a small nutritional digestive treat on a daily basis…

That takes their gut’s nutrition from where it currently is… and upgrades it to where it needs to be — closing the gap left by the poor food quality that is so common in the pet industry.

We use a comprehensive formula with over 20 ingredients to support peak condition in cats of all ages and sizes.

And we lovingly call it… goodcat Digestive Support.

This first-of-its-kind formula picks up the slack where commercial cat foods failed — in order to upgrade their diet and optimize their gut’s health.

In fact, goodcat Digestive Support contains high-grade probiotics as well as prebiotics that are usually reserved for the most expensive human digestive supplements.

We included Taurine — an essential nutrient that cats need but cannot produce themselves.

It supports eye, heart, and brain health.

This is important because cats with taurine deficiencies can take from 5 months to 2 years to show symptoms.

So for that entire period, your cat’s brain, eye, and heart health could be suffering… without you knowing it. 

In fact, Cheryl Yuill, DVM with the Veterinary Centers of America, says if it goes unchecked for too long, “…this will lead to irreversible blindness, heart failure, and death.”

And I added an antioxidant blend of Vitamins A, C, E, and Selenium in order to support a healthy immune system.

I even added a B Complex to support

 A healthy, happy mood

Good memory

Revved up cellular metabolism

One of these B vitamins is Biotin… which helps your cat convert the carbs and fats from the food they eat, into protein.

Biotin is also needed to maintain a healthy coat and claws.

Without it, they can very easily develop skin issues with scruffy looking coats and lesions on their bodies… starting with their legs and face.

As you can see, we’ve packed Purrfect Flora with a ton of compounds that are great for your cat.

But we didn’t stop there.

I also included a blend of essential fatty acids that cats NEED… but can’t produce themselves.

These blend of Omega-3s and Omega-6s are vital for a healthy coat and skin as well as for normal brain function.

And perhaps the best part… there’s a guaranteed amount of each of these ingredients per chew… so you never have to worry about the nutrition of your cat’s digestive system being neglected.

Since creating Purrfect Flora I am absolutely blown away by the response it’s received.

I’m glad that I could help so many cat owners give their cats the attention to health they deserve.

After all, you know deep down that you’re more of a cat parent than an owner — and you want these little furry family members to be around for years to come…

To enjoy all of the little parts of life that they still have ahead of them…

To watch you celebrate your greatest victories and crawl up on your lap when you’re feeling down.

And when their digestive nutrition has been taken care of — that’s exactly what you can expect.

So, if you want to enjoy their purring, their morning stretches, their bounding around the house from room to room, or just their loafing around on your lap and taking naps…

Then rest assured, because the ingredients we’ve included in Purrfect Flora were designed to make all of that a reality.

Now, you’re probably wondering how you can get your hands on Purrfect Flora.

Firstly, I’ll tell you it’s only available in our Veterinary Cat Hospital in California and not available in stores.

And while you could buy all the ingredients yourself every month and mix them together… unfortunately you’d have to spend thousands of dollars just to do it.

I know because that’s what I used to do! and it always wrecked my kitchen.

But I knew I needed to find a way to make it affordable for every cat parent I came in contact with — you included.

And I’m proud to announce, I made it happen.

Now, my lab and manufacture tells me it will cost $69.95 when it retails.

And, while that is much less expensive than shelling out $1,000 per month for the individual ingredients…

You won’t pay $69.95 for the specialized formula today.

Because, since you found this video and watched all the way to the end, I know you’re serious about your cat’s health…

And I’d like to offer you this formula for the “Internet-only Discount” of $24.95.

That’s an instant savings of $45 off of the retail price!

And to make it easier for you to stock up on this amazing formula I’m offering even bigger savings when you take advantage of any multi-pack order.

In fact, when you order 3 or 6 bags — you can save up to $165 dollars, which is impressive considering these hard-to-source ingredients.

That means right now you can spend 20 cents a day to give your pet the good health they deserve.

A small price to pay considering how quickly vet bills and emergency surgeries can add up.

Make the decision now to protect your cat from the digestive health issues you’ve learned about in this video today.

Just think — by giving your cat just one delicious treat per day, you can make them feel special…

While also ensuring that they’ll be around for years to come.

When you see some of these horrible digestive health issues, that’s just the END STAGE of something that’s been going wrong for years. 

Right now, your cat could be on the road to poor health. So why not make a simple decision to help give their body the boost it needs?

That’s why I created Purrfect Flora. To keep your cat healthy, so you can both stay out of the veterinarian’s office and keep your cat’s body working RIGHT… the way it’s supposed to.

Don’t get me wrong, I love when my clients bring their furr balls in for a vet check up… but not when it’s an urgent case or worse, an emergency that could’ve been prevented – those always break my heart.

I know a lot of cats are finicky about food, so we actually found a way to flavor Purrfect Flora like chicken liver. My cats are REALLY picky eaters, and even they love Purrfect Flora. They just gobble it up.

But even more important than the taste is the transformation your cat can experience once they get the right superfoods in their diet. 

You WILL notice your cat has:

    • Better smelling breath and poop
    • Shinier coat
    • A happier mood, like they’re suddenly feeling years younger

And I’m so sure you’ll see these changes, every bag of Purrfect Flora comes with a 30-Day, Money-Back Guarantee. 

That means you can use every treat, and if your cat doesn’t love it, if you don’t see all the same things our cats have — the glowing coat, fewer bad odors, more energy, just an overall healthier cat… 

Then send it back for a full refund. That’s how confident I am this is going to be a life changer for your cats.

I’ve devoted years to researching the best, healthiest ways to improve feline health. 

And it takes a lot for me to put my name on something. Because I have to really believe in it. 

With Purrfect Flora, I’m so proud of this formula. These specialized ingredients, in one simple chewy treat, there’s nothing else like it available. Anywhere.

You don’t want a cat that’s achy, that’s got digestive discomfort and odors, that has low energy, that’s basically losing their happy mood and personality. 

You want a cat that’s thriving, that feels good, that wants to snuggle with you because they know you’re taking the best care of them that you can.

So I hope you can give this gift to your cat, and give them the nutritional health they deserve. 

And give yourself the gift too, so you can sleep easy, knowing you’ve done this special thing for an amazing furry friend that you really would do anything for. 

Because, think about it… they’d do anything for you. 

So to me, this is how I repay that. 

Congratulations on reading this journal, and let me be the first to welcome you to the goodcat family.

By taking this step to give your cat the best nutrition they can get, you’re being such a fantastic guardian to your cat. 

As someone who works with cats every day, I can tell you, they understand how much you love them… and they appreciate it!

To your cat’s health,

I’m Melanie Mariano

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