I adopted Gem in the late Spring of 1997. Within a few months, I began to feel that Gem was lonely. He seemed so, especially when I came home. He ran to the door to welcome me and was so expressive in his affection, I thought some company would be good for him. In August I adopted Clea. Gem was not thrilled. Overtime, they worked out who the top cat was.
At the time, I was learning how to nourish myself with whole foods and holistic medicines, and I was integrating spiritual and metaphysical healing into my life. Part of my daily practice was meditation (and still is). As I sat and practiced body-centered meditations, neighborhood cats began visiting our yard. Within a few months, three males cats became regular visitors, peering in the windows. A feral feline became a regular nightly visitor too. Later I realized she was pregnant. She was searching for food. The cats were attracted to the compassionate energy emanating from our house.
Without going into the entire story of my evolvement into the holistic cat world, I soon became the caregiver of five cats. We were living in a large beautiful house, and there was plenty of room for me to have feral kittens in the back room without involving Gem and Clea, but then there was Nicky.
Well, Gem is a whale of a Pisces and he had no tolerance for Nicky. Soon thereafter, Gem’s urinary issues became full blown. Gem is a water cat by nature, which means that his elemental disposition, where is he strongest and also where he is the most vulnerable, became challenged. Gem and Nicky had urine battles all over my couch. Boy, did I learn a lot about myself, cats, and about Urine stain and odor remover (best stuff is called Oxy Solution from PetSmart).
Gem was taken to the emergency room many times because he was blocked. Initially, he had to be catheterized. For years, this issue went on. At times he was okay, and then he wasn’t. He was hospitalized once for a week. For almost eleven years he has had urinary challenges. This summer Gem had all updated testing done. His sonogram showed a completely clear bladder, no sand, no stones. AMAZING, I was totally astonished, and very happy.
All of last year I gave my Chandra Piedra, and herb from the Amazon, meaning stone breaker. It worked. Amen. The other really good solution for urinary pH imbalance is Uroeze. I found that giving Gem, Treasure Tea which has Chandra Piedra in it and the Uroeze he balanced out.
Last week, Gem began showing signs of urinary upset. I added the Uroeze once to his food and he was fine.