Cat Health Coach, April Arguin
Who am I & What is a Cat Health Coach?
I am a Certified Feline Nutritionist, with an AS in science, with a practicing medical background and extensive knowledge of holistic medicine. I have been a life-long animal lover, as well as health and fitness enthusiast. My two loves began to combine when I created the cattery LiLNudists and started breeding the hairless cat breeds the Sphynx and Bambino in 2007. I quickly learned that it was very important to understand the physical and emotional needs of my cats to create as much as a natural, species-appropriate diet and lifestyle for them as it was for myself.
Unfortunately, I had to hang up my breeding hat in 2014 due to medical issues, however through my hands on cat experience, independent and professional studies, over the past 14 years, I have expanded my knowledge greatly to understand not only the best nutritional practices for cats but also the best use of vaccinations, nutritional supplements, pharmaceutical medications, herbal therapies, behavioral modifications and more.
I also come from a place of great personal health challenges, living with a rare genetic condition mitochondrial myopathy, as well as primary immunodeficiency, chronic Lyme disease & EBV. It is a good thing I was already fascinated by all things medical, both conventional and alternative because I have practically had to earn a doctorate just to keep my own health stable through the years. There has been much pain, physically and emotionally for me through the losses of physical abilities, and my previous medical profession. However, I am moving forward with my life and choosing to LIVE with passion and purpose and to use all of this knowledge I have amassed to help others through helping them learn to better care for their cats.
I strongly believe in using natural modalities whenever possible to reverse current health challenges and return the body to a natural state of homeostasis. However, I believe a balance and melding between natural medicine and conventional medicine is best, choosing to ignore an entire framework of medicine either natural or conventional to me is not a practice based in common sense but stubbornness.
Through my cat health coaching consults I help my cat parents by guiding them through making simple, easy, affordable, but effective changes through nutrition, supplements, medication recommendations, and behavior modifications-which produce lasting health results for their beloved pets.
Thank you, everyone, for the support to get this new facet of health support up and running!
~April -aka- CatHealthCoach_April
How CatHealthCoach Sessions Work?
During my health coaching sessions, I use many different avenues, to help your cat achieve renewed wellness. I make recommendations for testing, conventional medications, nutritional counseling, and natural supplements and herbal supplements as needed. I find that many health struggles are the result of allergies, requiring small adjustments over a period of several weeks. The way my consults work is superb for this, because we may only have to communicate for a few minutes a week over a period of a couple of months to resolve the issue, and you only pay for my time spent communicating, not the span of time.
Coaching services are offered via FaceBook, or phone, whichever method best suits you.
Here are just a few of the hundreds of cats who have been guided back to wellness; to see more check out my page @ facebook.com/cathealthcoachapril
This is my own BamBob cat Stubbin, and one of the big motivators for me to create this healthcare paradigm to help other cats in need like him! Stubbin suffered with a terrible case of allergic dermatitis. After much work, research, time, and patience with the combination of natural, and medical therapies Stubbin is now healthy and well with nearly perfect skin!
This is uncle fester and mr luva . We have been struggling for months with diarrhea, and sore feet , all they did was sleep , also pooping outside the liter pan . After several visits to the vet , and several kinds of food . I was at a lost , on what to do , and very worried about my bald babies , I reached out to April and it was simple switch to canned only, and I did just that , order the Natures Variety instinct canned , it’s been a few weeks and they no longer have diarrhea, stopped pooping on the floor and his feet are better ! And they are playing and acting as a healthy bald cat !!! If anyone has them they know what I mean !!! I’m so thankful for April’s help!!!
~ Sharlene Tombs, 2018
“This is Oliver and Sophie. I did not do my research and bought them from an irresponsible breeder in Salt Lake City, Utah. They were so sickly when we got them and only weighed just over 2 pounds. We spent so much money at the vet with medicine and prescription food. Nothing was working. I ended up doing a search on the internet and found April. Even though I had not purchased my kittens from her cattery, she helped me out tremendously with what to feed them, etc… I have consulted her many times over the last couple of years. She has such tremendous knowledge and is such a giving, compassionate person. I don’t know what I would have done if I hadn’t found her. And, I’m so happy to say that I just got one of Lil Nudist cats this past week. Skittles is an absolute doll and is adapting beautifully with the rest of our four legged kids.” ~ Karen, 2018
Khufu had spots (A bacterial infection) And she was amazing in explaining everything to me and always available if I hit a snag until he was fully recovered, this was the day he came home, his spot were much lighter” ~ Linda R 2018
“Mr. Grimm as he is affectionately named, had been suffering from chronic allergic dermatitis for months even after many trips to the vet and multiple different medications trialed and failed. Experience in locating and removing allergens in the food and environment and a allergic dermatitis protocol helped this baby boy recover.” ~ MJ 2018