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The cat who was allergic to his food

Important Note: This article was written prior to 2010 and is now outdated. Please use my newest advancement, Optimal EFT. It is more efficient, more powerful and clearly explained in my free e-book, The Unseen Therapist™.  Best wishes, Gary

Hi Everyone,

Maureen Cram from South Africa had a major cat "household problem" that was resolved with surrogate tapping and some unique detective work.

Hugs, Gary

By Maureen Cram

We have six cats – I have used EFT on all of them at various times (mostly surrogately and sometimes tapping on them around their faces) with great success.  But my big ginger cat, Uti (so named as he has a kink or u-turn in his tail) still seemed to have issues.

I used EFT surrogately on his abandonment issues (he was taken to a pet shop at a very young age), his embarrassment issues (he didn’t know how to wash himself as the other cats do and consequently slurps loudly when washing himself), his inability to dig holes when using the indoor litter tray or outside in the garden (he would go sitting on top of the litter and then spend many minutes vainly trying to cover it up, getting agitated in the process).  He was terrified of thunder and would sit paralyzed when he first heard the thunder ... so if he was out in the garden he would just sit there and get soaked by the rain, unable to move an inch.

All the issues above were sorted by using EFT, mostly surrogately and sometimes also by tapping him lightly just above his eyes – he was not keen for me to tap on his face.  When we first got Uti he was used to eating fairly cheap dry cat food and seemed to have no problems with the food.  My cats all eat premium dry food and all are thriving on it – apart from Uti.

He started pooping in the office, in the bedroom, in the bath - anywhere but where he should be going.  To be blunt, the smell was appalling – as was the texture.

I did some surrogate EFT (tapping on me on behalf of Uti) for his digestive system.

Even though I have issues with my digestive system I am still a great cat

Even though my digestive system doesn’t feel right, I am still a great cat.

It seemed to help for a while.  Then the pooping got worse and every night he would go in my husband’s bathroom ... the smell was so strong that it woke me up at 3 or 4 in the morning!  My husband threatened Uti with leaving the household … I did all the clearing up but that was not the issue. 

I was very puzzled as every other time I had used EFT on my cats (as well as with other cat and animal clients around the world) EFT was successful.

One early morning after another cleanup, I was lying in bed wondering what else I could try.  Then suddenly ‘allergy’ came into my head.  While on my daily walk, I tuned into Uti (I tap on the karate chop point and say ‘tuning in to Uti ... tuning in to Uti ... want to chat with Uti now’).  I asked him how he was feeling (I actually carry on a conversation out loud when I walk, sometimes quite surprising to other people out walking their dogs or going to work!) and he said that he was definitely allergic to the food.  He said he wanted the cheap stuff back (gimme the cheap stuff back) as he was fed up with his insides gurgling plus the fact that he felt unloved by my husband.

I did a couple of surrogate rounds (tapping on all the points on myself) using the setup, Even though this food is too rich for me I am still a great cat…  I tapped on the various points saying: this rich food … don’t like this rich food … want the cheap food back … not getting the cheap food back … I can eat the rich food now … it’s easy for me to eat the rich food now … my system is fine with the rich food now.

Even though I am allergic to this rich food I am still a great cat.  I tapped on: allergic to the rich food … not allergic to the rich food … easy to eat the rich food now … allergic to the rich food … not allergic to the rich food any longer … safe to eat the rich food now … easy and safe for me to eat the rich food now

I did a final round on Even though I am allergic to this rich food, it is easy for me to let go of the allergy now. I tapped:  I can let go of this allergy now … I can easily let go of this allergy now … it is safe for me to let go of this allergy right now … I let go of this allergy now … I safely let go of this allergy now … I easily let go of this allergy now … I safely and easily let go of this allergy right now .

I heaved a big sigh and went back home and looked at Uti.  His eyes seemed calmer and he was looking very sprightly and he didn’t hide under the dresser as he usually did.

That night before I went to sleep I did some EFT on me, in case I was focusing on what I thought was going to happen: Even though part of me thinks that Uti might poop in the bathroom again tonight, I now know that he is fine.

I think this part is very important when dealing with our companion animals as I have found that our thoughts are very closely tied in with what is happening in their lives – also the more you think that something is possibly going to happen, you then focus on it and surprise (not!) a self-fulfilling prophesy!

Next morning … nothing in the bathroom!  Uti was up and about, went outside, ran up a tree (unheard of for him) and generally seemed much calmer and peaceful.  Over the next few days he stuck up for himself more, didn’t run and hide under the dresser if one of the other cats looked at him – in fact he batted a couple of them himself, just with one paw as if to say ah so this is how it feels to stand my ground.

I waited for a few days and then we had another incident in the bathroom.  This time it didn’t seem to smell so bad ... and when I got up to investigate, Uti was sitting in the bathroom next to it as if to say ‘here, check it out … much better!’  And it was.  No more nasty liquid, normal stools in form and smell.

That was the last time he has pooped in the house.  He has lost some weight, plays a lot more, stays out sitting in the sunshine or under a shady tree instead of just spending all his time asleep on our bed.  It is now six months since I did the allergy EFT on him – I wanted to make sure that I had finally got to the core issue regarding the food.

EFT actually saved Uti from having to leave our house.  My husband is happy with him again and most important, Uti is happy with himself.



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