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!
In search of a Natural Cure or at least a bit of help or advice. My Iris probly has http://www.acvs.org/AnimalOwners/HealthConditions/SmallAnimalTopics/SalivaryMucocele/ .
We just need to save the money to get the test to find out for sure. But yes the bump is on the right side of her neck, not in the throat. We cannot afford $5,000 or more for surgery so I already have a place for back up to give her to who will give her the surgery of corse she'll be lost to us forever. Iris is part of the family and also has the job of getting us across the streets and driveways safely. She loves her job and looks foward to it everyday. Please help find a way to avoid surgery and get her back to normal. There has to be at least a person if not more who'll answer this honestly. If you find it in your heart to write anything Bless You.
(Small Town, Nh, Usa)
(North East, Tx, USA)
Cat has had mouth sores off and on since I can remember. For awhile, enisypril lysine cat chews seemed to work. Then they stopped. I now use 1/2 tsp of real sardine packed in olive oil every other day. Problem solved once again!
Thank you so much for this site. It has been a God send so many times for me and mine!
I read about using Colloidal Silver to help with my dog's teeth. His teeth were dark and full of plaque; I couldn't brush them well enough and they bled. Winston has an underbite and his teeth looked brown.
I use 1/2 tsp. Colloidal Silver per dish of water and add to his water about once per day. I don't add more until he drinks the whole thing. He weighs 35 lbs. I just got a non-name brand C.S. and it seems to work great!
Need suggestions to help a puppy who is 3 months old and teething.
(Central, Vt, Usa)
Just had one of our 9 kitties at the vets for a loose tooth. $400 later, and me refusing to allow 3 different aneathetics, 1 should due, she came home with a further diagnosis of needing more extractions. We have had 2 cats and a dog have major dental work done. I don't know about elsewhere, but vets in Canada are getting ridiculously expensive. We already follow earthclinic and have used coconut oil massaged with clean cloth into teeth and gums. So we now need to find something more aggressive for this cat, Millie, to avoid surgery and pain. My husband has been through root canal extractions and metal filling removal as prescribed in the great doc Root Cause. Dr Thomas Levy in his book, The Toxic Tooth says you can cure human dental conditions with a Water pik type device with hydrogine peroxide added to water. I am off to buy one for all of the animals. 7 cats and 2 dogs, and I'll let you know how it works. Will likely be a 2 person exercise.
(Norwood, ON Canada)