Friends, I’m so happy to tell you that my friend Kim’s cat Stewie continues to improve. Vitamin B-12 seems to have done the trick, thanks to our reader Mel’s recommendation. Kim believes the B-12 has been the decisive factor (along with a little bit of raw milk).
Kim tells me that since the B-12, Stewie’s got stronger and has put on much-needed weight and muscle. The neurological involvement that caused loss of control of her tail is subsiding, which means she can move around with more balance and ease. She still shows some seizure activity, but it’s quieting down now.
B-12 really does seem to be an all-around miracle. It’s reported to support adrenal function, maintain a healthy nervous system, and aid in the production of DNA, RNA, and neurotransmitters. It assists in development and maintenance of red blood cells, nerve cells, and normal myelination (production of the fatty sheaths that cover and protect nerve endings). It’s needed for proper digestion and absorption of food, metabolism of carbohydrates and fats, and to prevent anemia. To use it in treating inflammatory bowel disease, read here and here. For neurological conditions, read here.
So always remembering to include a consult with a vet, B-12 looks like an important tool in the treatment arsenal.
Kim began by treating Stewie with B-12 subcutaneous injections. Now she’s administering orally, using this product. It’s flavorless, which she tells me is hard to find.
I myself have started taking B-12 too. My version is raspberry-flavored, unfortunately, but it’s over quickly.