Cats with gingivitis and how to resolve it naturally

Cats with gingivitis and how to resolve it naturally

Cats with gingivitis are all too common. Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums. One of the main reasons for this in cats is the lack of raw bones in their diet. A cat that has daily bones, such as chicken necks or chicken wings, to crunch on rarely has gingivitis.

Raw bones in a healthy cat diet serve at least four purposes:

  1. bones keep the teeth clean, preventing the formation of tartar
  2. the bones massage the gums, keeping them healthy
  3. crunching bones makes cats happy – that’s how they evolved
  4. bone resorption is a natural, balanced mineral supply for building strong bones

Unfortunately, many people do not feed their cats raw meat and bones, so mouth problems are common. Normal treatment with antibiotics and tooth removal does not improve such a cat’s already severely compromised immune system.

Once the problem starts, it seems like a never-ending cycle of prolonged and regularly damaging treatment.

Is there an alternative? Is it too late to introduce a raw meat and bones diet?

There are always alternatives to everything. And it’s never too late to try something.

Cats with gingivitis often respond very well to homeopathic treatment. The drug Mercurius is almost specific for this condition in both humans and other animals.

But, as with all homeopathic remedies, it is best to have more than one strong symptom that matches the remedy for a positive resolution. A homeopathic veterinarian may be your best option if you are new to homeopathy. But if you already know a little about it, you might want to give Mercurius a try as long as you see some of the strong keynotes of the drug in your cat’s gingivitis.

The strong keynotes of Mercurius are:

  • symptoms worsen in heat or cold (so food straight from the fridge is likely to be refused)
  • symptoms worsen at night
  • your cat may have excess saliva that feels greasy to the touch
  • your cat’s breath may smell unpleasant, offensive
  • history of repeated antibiotic treatment

Once your cats gingivitis is resolved and the pain is not felt when eating, then you can start introducing a raw meat and bone diet. In the early stages it is best to cut the necks or wings into bite sized pieces. This makes it easier for an older cat or a cat ingrained in old ways.

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