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Cat hemorrhoids appear to be an internet hoax that was fueled either accidentally or deliberately by companies peddling cures for it. Simply put, cat hemorrhoids are extremely rare. Hemorrhoids exists, cats exists, but cats cant get hemorrhoids that easily.
One thing we as humans do, is ascribe symptoms to a particular ailment that we may be familiar with, so if a cat presents with hemorrhoid like symptoms, as humans we tend to then think the cat has hemorrhoids. In fact, cat hemorrhoids are so rare, that one vet even told me they didn’t exist.
There are different conditons that cats can come down with that have symptoms akin to human hemorrhoids, which you will find via this link -> cat hemorrhoids. You need to realize that if your cat appears to be sufferring from hemorrhoids that you can see, it’s most likely that your cats anal canal is prolapsing and needs urgent vet assistance. For now I am going to talk about one hemorrhoid symptom that you cat may present with, that you may take to mean is an internal hemorrhoid, and thats hard stools causing pain in your pet cat as the stools pass out.
One of the reasons for this could be the kidneys failing in the cat, and this typically occurs in old cats that have lived long lives. If your vet diagnoses the kidneys as failing, there are dietary things you can do to help your cat survive:
Cat kidneys failing, that happened to my mums cat, who was also old at the time, so I do know a bit about it first hand.
Mum and I were advised by her vet to mix cooked rice into the cat food, and use the lower protein cat foods as well. The ratio of cooked rice to cat food was 50/50. Removed dry cat foods – pellets etc – out of the diet completely.
Mums cat lived quite a while longer, but eventually had to be put down for urinary incontinence.
Yes protein is important in your cats diet, but what we are trying to achieve is a better and longer quality of life for a cat that has become sickly as a result of the kidneys failing. By removing as much demand as we can away from the kidneys, by not making the kidneys work so hard, they are able to then help the animal remove the toxins from the blood stream, whereas before the left over toxins – wastes – from the protein were just chronically building up and the kidneys just cant keep up when they are failing, and in trying to keep up, they fail faster. Thats my understanding anyway.
The cooked white rice – well, it adds water I guess, its soft, and it has little protein, but humans can survive on it for many years. My own wife has a protein problem with her food, and rice is now her staple food
Like I said, my mums cat lived for a long time on that rice based diet, and had a good quality of life. Prior to that diet, well she was sick, that was why we took her to the vet.
As far as I know, we cant stop the kidneys from dying, but we can delay that event considerably. With cats, its just an old age issue for the most part I think, we all have to die, but knowing what it is that is affecting us, allows us to stretch things out and enhance our lives – this is what old age is about, this is why so many old people go on about their health and whats wrong with them – their awareness affords them the opportunity to seek help and find solutions for symptoms, if not the cure.
If you think you can cure kidneys dying of old age in your cat, go for it, but if you keep overloading those kidneys, you have less time to achieve your cure in.
Anyway, my suggestions only, but cat hemorrhoids are basically a hoax, just like vaginal hemorrhoids are a hoax. So if you think your cat has hemorrhoids, get it to the vet real fast, because your cat is unlikely to be suffering from hemorrhoids.
So, which one should you buy to treat your hemorrhoids? Whats the best for your hemorrhoids?
The best hemorrhoids treatment is the one that meets your needs best. That may not be exactly what you want to hear, but that’s why I researched several different hemorrhoid treatments, did some tests, and can tell you they are good. So, if you check these alternative hemorrhoid treatments out, you will be chosing from amongst the besst, the ones that really do work, and can expect good results with any of them, so you can rest easy with your final decision – just make sure you adhere to all safety directions, that you find here and or in the company warnings.
So no more hemorrhoid bleeding caused by hard stools scratching the hemorrhoids. No more straining to push stools out – and that straining causes hemorrhoids, and causes them to get bigger and the symptoms to get worse. Just chose the one that suits you and matches your symptoms. It’s actually quite easy.
AND think about that lovely guarantee that protects your wallet from excessive loss.
With these products, you have so little to lose, so much to gain: Relief from pain, itchiness, soreness and all those other discomforts that hemorrhoids cause. And then, when you get these hemorrhoid nasties under control, your mood improves, and you can get along better with those around you, fellow employees, employer, friends, your children and your loved ones. It’s a great little investment. Just click on the product you are interested in, and away you go.
Why are some popular hemorrhoids treatments not listed here?
NOT as safe. For example, one popular hemorrhoids medicine contains the herb “witch hazel”. Now witch hazel is good for hemorrhoids, if applied externally, to external hemorrhoids, but this hemorrhoid medicine is taken by mouth, which means the witch hazel enters your digestive tract. Witch hazel according to my authority herbal texts, is not meant to be taken internally, and can cause nausea, vomiting and constipation. As constipation is reknowned for causing hemorrhoids, people taking this herbal hemorrhoid medicine may actually be making their hemorrhoids much worse.
One reader pointed out to me that the Venapro spray contains witch hazel. Although the homeopathic spray contains witch hazel, homeopathic sprays concentrations of active ingredients are extraodinarily low, in line with the theory that suggests it’s use. Even if the full amount of the witch hazel dose in the spray were to enter the intestinal tract, it is so low in concentration as to be of no consequence to the intestinal tract.
Products with aloe vera in them, are particularly reknowned for causing bowel dependence – is believed to destroy the nerve endings in the colon, making the colon more and more prone to constipation, and constipation is again a leading cause of hemorrhoids.
DIsmal customer service. I recently deleted a hemorrhoid treatment from our ‘approved’ products list, because their customer service was absolutely dismal – I phoned them, emailed them, submitted online requests, and in spite of assurance they would phone me back, no one ever phoned – I didn’t like being treated like that, so I don’t believe you would either.
The terrible truth about customer reviews – the dark side of human nature and hemorrhoid treatment.
1… In customer reviews, so many customers are ALLEGED to have reviewed a particular hemorrhoid treatment, and so many give it a score out of 5, 10 or a 100 for how well it works, their satisfaction, ease of use … Sounds good for comparing one hemorrhoid treatment to another, but the problem is, and what you may not know, is that customer reviews can easily be vetted before being allowed to appear or be counted. I’ve been around the internet a long time, and I know the history of many of the hemorrhoid/hemorrhoid/pile websites, and I see how they change and do things – it’s often not pretty.
2… I use the term ALLEGED above. Why? Well, companies under privacy concerns, don’t give out the identities of the people buying their hemorrhoids treatment, so how does another web site claim to know who those bonafide customers are of another company?
3… Also, when you look at all those nice reviews with those stats and scores designed to convince you of the web sites validity and honesty, and that this is the product you should buy, consider this, affiliates for the various hemorrhoid treatments running many of these sites don’t have knowledge of who buys a product and who doesn’t, so if someone claims these stats etc to be genuine, how do they know? A company rep may be bolstering their products image or vandalizing a competitors product image (quite common I believe). Such reviews, by and large, I believe to be hoaxes and scams.
4… Some of you may know about the new federal laws for US web sites, that affilliates have to declare they are making money out of their reviews when reffering customers to product sites, well, many links went underground to get round the federal advertising laws. What I mean by that, is that they are still collecting commissions based on you buying, but they don’t tell you that, and the web site isn’t using affiliate links to identify it as such, the company they are selling for is using programs to identify which web site you came from for working out the commissions, thereby averting federal law rather nicely. So with these nasty, deceiving, affiliate review sites, well, you just cant recognise them from any other review site now, and the really sad part is, some of them have become quite dominant in the search results, and probably occur more often than bona fide ones – such unscrupulous web site owners often go out and buy links to push themselves up in the results, in fact, recently, I saw one hemorrhoid site buy thousands of links, including links on government trusted web sites, to push their site above legitimate sites in the search engines
5… The other side to review sites, some were bought out or started up by companies that sell a hemorrhoid product – so they are hardly unbiased reviews, are they?
6… It is important for you to understand, that hemorrhoids treatments frequently target different types of hemorrhoids, and sometimes also different symptoms. This is why some hemorrhoids creams, like preparation H, may work well for some people, but seem to do nothing for yours. Some creams, like Neo-Healar, are aimed at being type specific – external hemorrhoids – but cover all the symptoms for that type of hemorrhoid.
This post on hemorrhoids treatment signals the new start of this blog, so I hope you like the refocus of the hemorrhoid blog back onto hemorrhoids, as the search engines didn’t care much for hearing my political views
Anyway, hemorrhoid treatment is based on hemorrhoid symtpoms. If you have no obvious symptoms of hemorrhoids, then, no matter how large they may be inside you, it is unlikely that anyone would suggest you undergo treatment for them.
However, if the internal hemorrhoids prolapse out, or you have a mixed on confluent hemorrhoid, or an external hemorrhoid, then you are most likely going to have some real hemorrhoid symptoms, either now, or in the future.
If you do have active hemorrhoid symptoms, the goal initial goal is to match the symtpoms to an over the counter cream that will bring relief. You got it, the creams you buy target certain symptoms, if you buy a cream targeting pain relief, it may do nothing for bleeding hemorrhoids, that weren’t painful to start with.
At this intial stage of help, you may be offered advice about increasing, fiber, water and gentle exercise – normally good advice that helps your hemorrhoid heal of its own accord.
If the hemorrhoids don’t heal, its more than likely that the hemorrhoids and the hemorrhoid symptoms will worsen. At this stage the constant use of creams and oral pain killers often becomes necessary for clear thinking and emotional control, as the symptoms can be excrutiating when left without a relief of some kind.
Essentially, if you have internal, mixed, prolapsed or confluent hemorrhoids, the pill type of hemorrhoid treatment would appear the most beneficial.
For external hemorrhoids, the creams or lotions are normally much more cost effective.
These non-surgical hemorrhoid treatments have also been tested by volunteers, and have been verified to work by the sufferer, and photo proof is also provided for you to peruse. Yes, they work great!
If the hemorrhoid treatment you chose doesn’t work for you, well, with the money back guarantees, at least you’ll have some money to put toward the operation, but honestly, I don’t think you’ll need one. If hemorrhoids are very bad, a second full course of the hemorrhoid treatment you chose, may be necessary, but certainly the first full course should see some great improvement in your hemorrhoid, or even a complete cure.
i thihnk i have a hemorroid but its not directly on my bum hole.
its kindof a little bit up from there, i dont even know if its a spot or something terrible like cirvical cancer and im well too embarresed to go to the doctor. its really sore and i have noticed bleeding from my anus but only a tiny bit when i wipe my bum and in what seems a different area.
I’ve had a recent flare up and my doctor indicates that I may be a candidate for PHP. I have a prolapsed internal hemroid (quite bad). I’m trying to find out what side effects (long term and short term) and success rate for this treatment is. Any information would be appreciated.
good morning. i’m new on yer site. thank you for makin this site..very helpful. i have a question about external hemmroids. i have had mine for about a year now. since child birth. i have recently started bleeding heavy clotted dark blood when i poo. i have been prescribed over the counter cream, ROCTOSONE, it helps a degree. i cant sit,i mostly have to lie down or sit on my side, sometimes walking is a challenge. what do you suggest. my doctors hestitant on the surgery. is there anything i could try at home? please help. i have 2 little kids..i need to be able to move..heh.
I have had mild roids for about 15 years (external, I think), aggravated by childbirth, occasional itching, rarely any blood, but this morning I woke up with a painful, swollen ball that makes it difficult to walk and sit. I am worried it’s thrombosed, or at the very least a new prolapsed one — it’s different than anything I’ve had till now. I’m going to go look at it as soon as I get off the pc. My question is can hemorrhoids be aggravated by straining other than on the toilet? I’ve been doing a lot of heavy yardwork (removing a large wooden planter) and definitely overdoing it. Reason I’m wondering if that’s what aggravated it is that I rarely get constipated — I usually have the opposite problem. Also, what type of doctor performs hemorrhoid surgery? I have high blood pressure, which probably doesn’t help. I have lots more questions, but it’s late and my mind has gone blank. Please reply ASAP! I’m freaking out! Thanks. C.
Yes, straining can cause hemorrhoids, irrespective of how the straining comes about.
Also, if you have real runny poo, that can cause hemorrhoids, as the wiping tends to be alot more, which strains the tissue, as well as abrades it.
Always best to see your doctor for a diagnosis though, that way you know what is really going on.
If you have a tip you want to share, like how to make a cream for topical application, or a recipe that’s full of fiber that you think is real nice, then I set this space aside on the blog for you to do so.