I have a 15 year old cat that got her teeth cleaned this past year for the very first time. The dentist noticed she had lesions on her back molars. They wanted to extract them all. That did not sit well with me, so I decided to go all natural.
Within the first day I began to see the lesion disappear with the application of coconut oil. I put coconut oil on her teeth and gums every time after I wipe them with a wet cloth. I put about a finger nail amount and wipe on the gum in the front and behind the tooth both sides. The best is to do it when they are sleepy, and if they won't let you restrain them in a blanket or get help.
I feed her everyday a table spoon of plain organic kefir milk. Everyday I give her lots of grass to chew on. Cat grass neutralizes the acid in the mouth. Also with an eye dropper I drop cat fish oil on her lesions. About a teaspoon worth. The cat fish oil has vitamin e in it, which is good to heal inflammation. Her teeth are healing themselves.
When I first started her molars were black around the gum line and now they are reddish pink. Also when I clean her teeth I push the cloth as close to the gum line as possible almost digging the scraping the tooth. Use a cotton baby cloth. Be sure to wash the cloth every week. This is a long process be patient and you will see results. You have to do it everyday, don't put the coconut oil in the food it won't reach the gums which is what you want. If your cat has plaque on her teeth you need to remove the plaque.
There is a natural remedy you can use without paying lots of money at the vet. It requires hydrogen peroxide and aloe vera juice. I am going to use this on my 22 year old cat. Also if your cat is a picky eater like mine, it is very challenging to change them to a raw diet. The best is to introduce them to an all natural wet brand. Slowing mixing it in their food. I think it would be difficult to start a cat with bones and raw meat especially since they are in pain from their bad teeth.
My dog has AWFUL teeth, they are rotted and horribly decayed, she's 10 years old. Finally one morning her whole face was swollen and deformed, and her gums were bleeding and oozing pus. She was so sick, and lethargic we were looking into crematoriums, and making plans to put her down.
She, ofcourse, was unable to eat dry food, so my mother started hand feeding her wet food, and we put about 2 TBSP coconut oil in there mixed in. Within a week, she was dramatically improved and the swelling went completely down. In 2 weeks she was better than ever, (completely healed)and full ofyouthful energy. We continue to feed her wet food now, and she had one other minor flare up, since then, and we gave her coconut oil and in 2 days she was good as new.
Remember guys, Brush your dogs teeth!!!!
St Paul Ne
I use a 1 ml syringe with coconut oil and water mixture. My cat has FIV with stomatitis and dental problems..gums were very red..Was taking him to the vet every month for antibiotics. I first started using the oil to coat his mouth and gums to soothe them before eating as it was so painful and had problems eating and drinking. It was amazing ...he began to eat and drink and is getting better and better.. Eyes are clear and bright...fur getting softer and hes beginning to groom himself again. I also began him on Lysine. I am now hopeful as he plays with me and loves to be petted and groomed. Had to apply coconut oil directly to gums as well and put a little on a q-tip that he loves to lick. This helped with swallowing it seems.
Coconut oil has helped my cat's stomatitis greatly. I was told at the vets that the only ways to help this condition was either repetitive steroid shots for the inflammation or removal all of her teeth. I put a small amount of coconut oil on her paw, she licks it off and inflammation is gone. Also, she likes the taste and her fur has never looked so good.
Pinellas Park, Fl
New Philadelphia, Ohio
High Prairie Ab
How much colloidal silver should I add to my dogs bowl to treat his peridontal disease? is it safe to use?
To Whom It May Wellfully Concern, all kinds of animals and humans, too. To all you kitty lovers out there whose kitties/doggies are quite impossible to brush their teeth, try putting some drops of colloidal silver in their daily drinking water. As it is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral, it keeps the mouth germs down to a minimum. A kitty who had 3 teeth out 2yrs ago, had an exam recently and her mouth was in good shape due to this little tip! also, cured in a couple of day, an oozing cold in her eye. you can use it safely in eyes, ears, nose or directly in mouth as a holistic viral/bacterial natural medicine. it is great! and almost tasteless. As a human being i use it myself often to keep germs from making havoc by squirting a few drops down my throat and in my nose every time i'm out and about in crowds/hospitals, etc.-where germs are rampant, also whenever i get a hint of soar throat. i squirt a few drops and voila they're dead and i'm all well!
Hamilton, New Zealand
I have read your posts regarding mouth gums and teeth in dogs and have few questions about it.
I have a golden age almost 14, she has bad gums and teeth and the vet wants to operate a surgery on her teeth, pull out more than few of them....I am concerned about doing that and am trying to find alternative ways to help out.
The dog does not show any discomfort signs, eats regularly and acts as normal, but the vet who is new to me, is fixed on surgery...he threatens to call the animal organization to report me. I am concerned regarding her age, she is almost 14 and I have heard there are many infections and complications after the dental surgery.
I read all the posts in your website, and there are several options people experienced good results using them.
Colloidal Silver, DMSO and slippery elm.
First, where can I get ? I google it and there are few that sell them, but how can I know which company is the best, as unfortunately there are some bad products out there when it comes to natural stuff...
Second, can I use them all together, or I have to use them separately and they can not be taken on the same day?
And my last question is if they can not be taken together, which one is the best for helping her gums to get better? (this vet says she has gingivitis, periodontal disease and abscess. I don't know how much is true or not, as I have not been to another vet for second opinion, but this is what she says. I do believe the dog has some of it as her gums are not good but I am not sure the dog suffers from all what she said. I am going for 2nd opinion soon.
In the meantime I would like to try and help the dog as much as can be and though maybe to use those products mentioned on Earth Clinic.
I would like to thank you for your time and help, and am hoping you will be able to help me out with this issue. It would be greatly appreciated and helpful.
Thank you and I am looking forward to hearing back form you.
Hope, Bc Canada
Hope Bc Canada
Hope, Bc Canada
Hope, Bc Canada
I have two 16 year old twin boy cats, Atma and Brahma. They have eaten raw food for years. Now they had a solid capping of plaque on their back teeth. the vet was able to pick it off, except for one side of one cat. It is like cement. He can go and be sedated at the animal hospital and have it cleaned off. The hospital is about 90 minutes of yowling in the crate, away. Any natural suggestions to soften and or disolve it enough to pick it off at home? Thank you, Petrina
Hope Bc Canada
Hope, Bc, Canada
I have discovered a remedy for my cats herpes like sore she gets now and then on her mouth. First of all I swtiched to a better cat food, and secondly use Lysine cat treats that you get over the internet. Every day give some and they work like a charm to keep those sores away!
Hi my name is Eileen ...I have a little Toy Fox Terrier who is 12 yrs old ...2 weeks ago he had to have all his little bottom teeth removed ...he has been in a lot of pain and is not recovering well ..his lips and gums became very swollen and sore ..took him to the vet today ..and he gave him the pills that are equal to morphine for humans ...he said there wasn't much that can be done other than removing 1/2 his jaw ...and I can't do that ..I was wondering if you think that frankincense and thieves oil will help him ? the vet said it was time to make a decision ...but I can't even think about that ...I really need to help him he is my baby ...and I don't want to see him in pain anymore .Thank you
Hope, Bc. Canada
Please help: My rotty/lab mix has worn her teeth almost all the way down. Is this a vitamin problem? Do they suffer the same way we do when they have teeth problems. She doesnt have problems eating, She still has all her energy but she loves a rope tuggy and really doesnt play with it anymore. what can I do to help? The vet didnt really reccomend anything at our last visit but I always prefer herbal treatments to actual medication. Thank you
Morehead City, Nc Usa
Louisville, Ky - Kentucky
I was wondering if there was something topical that I could put on my cats gums. Can I use clove oil or is that toxic for cat's. I have read that it is, so I'm a little scared to use it. He is 16 years old and I don't know if that would make him more sensitive or not. He is on a very good Diet and also on Vitamins too. If anybody else has any suggestions for something topical that I can put on his gums, that would be great. I feel desperate to make him comfortable because he's been through a lot in the last three years. 3 Operations and he is doing well but now his gums are red and he's uncomfortable again. Also has Herpes Virus. Poor guy has been through a lot. Thanks so much.
New York Area
I have a problem with chronic inflammation (that's how they explain that my tendonitis isn't healing). 2 days ago I have a sudden swelling in my upper jaw and and cheek (probably due to a cracked tooth???). Looking for a natural solution I found this site. What a WONDERFUL source for information!!!
I tried oil pulling for the first time last night (I mixed sunflower and olive oil). The swelling and pain are already reduced!!! I will definitely continue and report back. Good luck to you all!!
Giving my dog raw bones has helped clear the tartar build up on my dog's teeth. Even her vet said her teeth looked white. Thanks EC!
New York, US
We have 3 big dogs - a chocolate Lab, a chocolate Newfoundland, and a Great Pyrenees/Bernese Mountain. We just had their regular vet visit and he was is awe over our dogs teeth. All of them are between 4-5 yrs. Old and their teeth are gleaming white, with no tartar at all. He asked what we did. We feed them half their food (high end kibble with no corn) am and then other half at noon. But at night we always give them a raw marrow bone to chew. We have a butcher that cuts them at 3" and we freeze them and give it to them frozen so it lasts longer. It also keeps them occupied at least a 1/2 hour, another bonus!
After reading so much on this site, however, I am going to start moving them and our 2 cats to an all raw diet.
Hope this helps someone with high vet dental bills!