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Homeopathy is Purr-fect

Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M

June 7th, 2012  |  32 Comments

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Twelve years ago, I received a call from someone who knew we were in the market for a cat and asked if I’d take a sickly kitten.  Foolishly (or perhaps not), we took on this project and named the little waif Carmelina.


From the onset, the kitty showed signs of weakness but not until a week or two later, did she become seriously ill.   She was so thin that her ribs showed through her skimpy fur.  Since she was not able to get up to eat, we fed her raw milk and egg yolk through an  eye dropper.  Her eyes were weepy with a vague look and she never purred.
Our boys lined a small basket with an old lamb’s wool and gently placed her in it. For days, Carmelina hardly moved and we were certain she’d die.


Based on research in my homeopathic repertory (a list of symptoms that correspond to specific remedies), it became quite clear to me that she needed Sulphur.


How did I know?  Her symptoms clearly matched the keynotes of this remedy.  Her odor was unpleasant and her fur looked ratty.  I also selected this remedy because it’s often a good choice for simple animals like barn cats that are not bred nor vaccinated. 
It was around this time that we planned to drive to Florida for a vacation.  In preparation for the trip, the boys packed Carmelina in the back seat between them.   As we traveled on Route 90, they gave her a dose of Sulphur30 every 2 hours. 
That night, when we pulled into our hotel stop, Carmelina was carried in her basket into the room with us.  By this time she had already received 4 doses of Sulphur30.  For good measure she was given one more before we retired to bed. 
Sometime around midnight we were awakened by an unfamiliar scurrying sound.  We quickly snapped on the lights and found Carmelina under the bed on her back clawing the undercarriage of the mattress while whirling herself all over the slippery floor.  Suddenly, she leaped up and started pawing at our hands.  She was playing for the first time in her life with such passion that you could practically see her smiling! 

Except for one other incident later in her life (that I’ll write about in a future post), she’s remained full of the dickens ever since the day she was treated with Sulphur.


Carmelina is a tiny cat, but she’s a great mouser, purrs daily, has sparkling, inquisitive eyes, and a rich and robust life.


Vet bills?  No way. Just a bottle of Sulphur that cost me $13.



Curing my family with homeopathy…..now that’s the cat’s meow.


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I am a homeopath with a worldwide practice working with families and individuals via Zoom. I'm also a teacher and most importantly, a mom who raised my now-adult children depending on homeopathy over the last 31 years. I lived decades of my life with food intolerances, allergies, and chemical sensitivities until I was cured with homeopathy, so I understand pain, anxiety, and suffering. You may feel that your issues are more severe or different than anyone else’s, but I have seen it all in my practice and in my work in India. My opinion is that nothing has come close to the reproducible, safe and effective results that my clients, students and I have achieved with homeopathy.

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32 thoughts on “Homeopathy is Purr-fect”

  1. Kathy says:

    When I first learned homeopathy, I needed a guinea pig to try out my new found knowledge. The candidate? Our pet guinea pig! The results were nothing short of amazing. I awoke one morning to find her lame, dragging her back legs behind her. I put some pellets of Sulphur in her water bottle and by the next day, she was scurrying around her cage as usual. Sulphur—the go-to remedy for pets!

  2. paxagrarian says:

    I don’t have any pets, but I have heard some great stories of homeopathy and the healing of horses.

  3. Dawn says:

    How about itching in dogs? I keep assuming fleas though I have only seen one on them. I have treated with a couple of doses of sulphur but have also used ledum assuming bug bites of some form. Maybe I should give them both 3 or 4 doses of sulphur. I have vacuumed with salt. I have also attempted to bathe them in salt water. That is a trick considering they are 4.5 mo Newfoundland/ Great Pyrenees.

    1. Just like spotting one mouse in the house means there are many, fleas too are rarely single! One of the best methods for keeping dogs from getting fleas is to feed them a diet of raw meat. Having said this, if fleas are indeed the cause, then it will take an all-out effort of daily vacuuming, herbs, homeopathics, etc to get rid of them. If it turns out not to be a flea infestation, then Sulphur 30 can be considered . Generally, its repeated twice daily for a week. Ledum isn’t indicated since they’ll continue biting. You have to get rid of fleas before using Ledum.

  4. Jus Wing It says:

    Bravo…wonderful story…we have many as well…like the day our milk cow was down!
    We love colloidal silver as well for weepy eyes & our kitties always “puurck” right up after a good squirt or two of it…thank you for your insight Joette

  5. sarah says:

    Fascinating! I’m wondering why Sulphur is a good choice for animals that are not “bred nor vaccinated”. Would it be suitable for one that has been vaccinated and sickly w/chronic ear problems too? Her ears are so bad that the cat seems deaf.

    1. Sulphur also works for those who are not bred or vaccinated, but It’s too hard to know without taking the case. Sulphur works well for those who have not been tinkered with. It’s a simpler remedy for a simpler situation.

  6. Lara says:

    Thank you! I’m going to try this for our ginger Tom who has FIV and is the sweetest cat ever, but always seems to be sick with weepy eyes or lame paws. He was a barn kitten who was abandoned by his mother and had a poor start in life nutritionally. I’m not totally sure that Sulphur is the right remedy for him though because he always smells pretty good – clean and outdoorsy.

  7. Mindy Pellum says:

    After adopting my puppy last September, he came with a case of ringworm that I ended up getting too. A few days and some homeopathic treatments later, we were both fine! I’ve also been using homeopathy to help with his hyperactivity (more like ADHD than your typical puppy energy) and his anxiety (both of which I have a feeling were the result of his rabies vaccine he received before I adopted him), and I am seeing a world of difference! Yesterday was his 1st birthday, and we’ve come a long ways in the last few months!

    1. What a great story! Glad you’re both doing well.

  8. Margie says:

    Our 13 year cat has allergies she has scratched her fur off oh her head. She snores when she sleep.
    She has only 35% of her kidneys left. I need to find something to help her itching and help her breath.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Check out my articles on this blog with those subjects in them. You’ll find answers that may help you.

  9. winterskykim says:

    Hi, what would be a good remedy for a cat that is pulling its hair out.. but has no fleas, it may have had them a month or so ago but not now.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      It depends on whether the reason for the fur pulling is from itching or a skin condition or if it’s an emotional response.

  10. Nora says:

    How about a cat who is not eating and weak, vet blood tests show normal and negative. Though Vet said seems to be an issue with kidneys. (friend’s cat) Would Suplhar still be considered here? Thank you

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Lack of appetite and weak is not generally enough to choose this medicine. I’d go more with a kidney medicine.


    I have a cat with cancer confirm on his chest is there anything at all that I can give to you



  13. Kathryn says:

    I am wondering how you rand your boys administered the doses. Water does in eye dropper? Or some other method?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Yes, in water with a spoon or dropper.

  14. Kim says:

    Hello Joette! You are the best! I have taken on not one but 2 kittens (am i nuts!?) that have had the worse infection a rescue friend of mine has ever seen in all of her years. I decided sulphur thanks to your Gateway book stating it is great for lingering illness and the class I am leading (Gateway II) voted to me taking on the 2nd one and using homeopathy on both to see how they do. I only have been doing twice a day but now I will dose more. Did Carmelina have flare ups? I am concerned with keeping both of these kitties due to it possibly being Feline Herpes (only from my research, no testing – farm kittens) as flare ups can happen with stress. I have 2 boys and they love them but life can get exciting and messy from time to time so wondering about the health of Carmelina after this early illness with stress or changes. Love to you and ALLLLL you do! xo

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Carmelina recovered substantially within about 12 hours and thoroughly within 24 hours and she never looked back.
      Thanks for your kind words and good luck.

      1. Kimberley Bulger says:

        Thank you. Curious why you dosed more like an SOS than the Gateway book says at twice per day? Ok to administer in food or raw milk? I appreciate it!!

        1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

          I considered it an acute.
          Yes in milk is fine. In raw milk, even better.

  15. Brandy says:

    I have a kitty whom I adopted from my grandparents a couple years ago. She is about middle age. Since taking her on, we changed her diet and she has lost weight, become more friendly and the wheezing as passed. However, she still snores or heavy breathes when she sleeps and has bad breath. Also she always has ear mites, but I am now wondering if that is what it is. Itchy ears that make her shake her head and they have brown/black gunk deep inside. Many rounds of meds help but it always comes back. My other cat never had them. Also itching which she does have fleas and I assume she is just overly sensitive to fleas. The ears are my main concern. Thank you!!

  16. John says:

    I think I messed up a few insulin shots this week as sometimes I may not have gotten it inside the skin and she threw up today. Rather than a trip to the vet right now because she looks ok..i looked here for homeopathy for cats.

    Would Arsenicum be good and raw goats milk ? I only use the milk in emergencies, it it ok for cats all the time ?


    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      If you’re asking whether these medicines are appropriate for cats, in the same potencies and frequencies as I post here, the answer is a resounding YES!
      I’m a fan of raw milk for humans and animals. However, it might be a good idea to start slowly.

  17. John says:

    yes thank you for the advice . You are the best source for homeopathy online and are very giving of your knowledge.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Thanks! Pls share this free blog and info with all you know.
      Let’s get this movement bigger than life. Now, more than ever, we need to be autonomous.

  18. Elaine says:

    My sweet 10 yr old kitty girl gets chronic sinusinus. I can keep the sneezing, weepy eyes (solidago & euphrasia at bay but eventually it has requires antibiotic.
    Anyone else have this problem? Hate to see her suffer and hate to give her antibiotics.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      As always, Google: “JoetteCalabrese Sinus infections”.

  19. Robin Howard says:

    Hi Joette! I am so hoping and praying for a little help. I have sweet 14 year old male kitty with intermittent soft stools. Recently I am seeing more soft stools a little mucousy blood at the end. I have been giving phosphorus 30 in a water syringe and it is not really helping as the soft stool keeps coming back. His diet is good and I have tried all kinds of probiotics and nothing is helping. Can you please suggest a remedy? Thank you!!! Robin

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