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Veterinarian has diagnosed a possible viral cause for rapid decay of teeth in my 2 1/2 year old cat. I was told that all his teeth should be extracted, with the exception of the incisors, so that the destruction doesn't go into his jaw bone. I have been trying to avoid both the trauma of the extraction, and further decay. I don't understand how taking out all the teeth would stop the virus. I also feel that it would be very traumatic for the cat. But I am failing. It has been 2 weeks since the diagnosis and still I can't seem to clear it.
Foul odor from mouth
salivation has dark (blackish) discoloration
was a rescue cat, much diarrhea when brought to me a year and half ago
"smelly" cat, does not clean himself well
eats a raw food diet
I have been using the following rxs alone:
merc s 30 - 3x a day for days
merc c 30 - 3x a day for days
staph 30 - 3 x a day for days
thuja 30 - 2x
formula of tissue salts: 6x - calc phos, calc fluor, mag phos, ferrum phos, and kali phos - 2 to 3 x a day for last 2 weeks
I have also given sporadically gemmotherapy - juglans r., legustrum v., abies p.
A colleague of mine told me that animals need higher potencies so I have given hime merc c 1M yesterday evening and this morning.
Does anybody have any ideas! I would greatly appreciate it.
You're right -- extracting all the teeth won't stop a virus if in fact that's the problem. Your vet is guessing at the cause if he's said it's "possible". There is no guarantee that tooth extraction will do anything except subject you to a major cash outlay and major trauma for the cat who's health will continue to decline. This is hardly the answer.
This sounds like periodontal disease which is virtually impossible in true raw fed carnivores. Exactly what consitutes a raw diet in your household?
In the meantime I'm thinking acute remedies like Hepar Sulph or Silicea in a 200C medicinal solution rather than dry pellets.
A 1M is probably excessive.
Raw food is exactly what it means - raw - fish/meat/ some vegetables.
The cat was rescued from being euthanized at a high kill animal shelter when he was a year old. He had severe diarrhea when I got him. I have fed raw food to animals for the last 10 years.
I read that possible cause of tooth decay in animals fed a healthy diet would be vaccination. I don't know cat's first year of life, of course.
This is one of those extreme frustrating times where you just can't seem to get it right even though you are giving the seemingly correct remedies. I wonder if I should have continued syphilinum.
Vegetables are not indicated for obligate carnivores like cats. The raw meat should be on the bone so that gnawing naturally cleans their teeth -- that's really what I was getting at. If you're feeding just meat and no bone the cat is getting way too much phosphorus and not enough calcium to balance it. Believe it or not, although cats like fish it can't be considered a species-appropriate food (they might snatch one out of the fish tank, but in "nature" cats don't have access to fish).
Yes, vaccination can trigger all sorts of nasty problems (like bloat in dogs).
I agree with everything, Laurie, but you must remember that a cat will get vegetables if it eats the complete contents from the stomach of a bird, or other animal - they are not carnivores. That is why I include a bit of vegetables.
Thanks for the information about too much phosphorus and not enough calcium. I did not know that.
Decay in the teeth can be effectively treated with Calcium fluoricum, low potency. Nothing higher than 30C, better lower, like 6C or 12C.
Cats do eat fish and have no problems with the bones, as opposed to dogs. A little vegs is good but should be at least half-cooked. After all the intestines of most herbivorous animals have partly digested vegetable matter in them.
Recent research has shown that contrary to popular belief animals do not eat the stomach contents of their prey due to the hideous and distateful presence of hydrochloric acid. If they do happen to digest some they promptly disgorge it.
Cats are not omnivores and neither are dogs -- that line of advertising hype is popularized by pet food companies in order to sell products that are 80 per cent carbs.
Thanks, Kaviraj. I thought the calc fluor 6x in the tissue salts would be enough - obviously not. I will up the potency.
I'm so glad you answered this for me.
Yes, I read the same thing Dr. Pitcairn wrote and I feel that he is suffering from whatever vaccinations he had just before the vet released him to me when I first rescued him. I do not vaccinate my animals....
It's really funny about homeopathy. You, Kaviraj, and I have all the same remedies in mind - yet the potency, the timing, something...just off, in this case.
Thanks so much for your input too.
In our experience Calc fluoirica has made the trick even in humans (my wife is a Dental Surgeon). 30C is the potency that has worked for us. Never go into X's.
Hello Kavi! It Seems that we agree again! It is a lovely situation for me to coincide with you.
Now the bad part of Veterinary practice: It is a custom to vaccinate animals, sometimes without a valid reason to do it. Vaccination is supposed to cause a malfunction specially of cellular immunity. The worst news is that bacteria in the gingival sulcus are controlled mainly by cellular immunity, not by antibodies. Why? because antibodies have a hard time diffusing into the bottom of the sulcus. Cells have to cope with it. If cellular immunity is not working correctly, then a quick gingival retraction with bone resorption will occur. I have known many animals who have been vaccinated regularly and do not have troubles with their teeth, but they need detartaring every once in a while.
As for my dogs, I have had recently two bitches (both boxers) who didn't have any problem with teeth, and now I have something sweet and horrible, a kind of Lab like crossbred with sometnig like a black panther with a spring robot, who has not any problem Photo of Our Dog and Photo of Happy Dog and Family (Isn't he a beauty?) In the background my daughter, my mother and my wife. The cause? Well you know, that "At the blacksmith's home, a wooden hoe" (it rhymes better in English than in Spanish). My dogs receive very few vaccines during their lives.
Just a favor Marilyn, do you have a better picture of the chap?
Greetings from Mexico,