I have heard that Coenzym Q-10 can be very helpful with gum problems and heart problems.. I give to my kitties on a weekly basis (I take it myself as well) and also making sure that they get to chew on some raw bones (like thigh bones or wings or backs/necks) will help floss/brush those teeth too. My two are entirely raw-fed and they have great teeth - one came to us with plaque and red gums and has since cleared up. Also - on another note - the more variety in a raw diet the better (meaty bones, muscle meat and organs from different types of animals) to make sure that they are getting all the essential vitamins and aminos they need. if they don't eat bones they need to get calcium from another source and if chicken is all they get they may need supplemental taurine too.....There's a great raw yahoo group that I'm a member of - rawcats or there's also rawfedcats.org which has lots of great info on it.
Rescue Remedy is AMAZING stuff This group (felv) is a fantastic place for information, ideas, encouragement and ultimately comfort when dealing with this disease. welcome. Beth (Orion + = RIP, Athena +, Ajax +) On Sat, Oct 18, 2008 at 8:58 PM, Marylyn <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Try Rescue Remedy on her long before you take her to the vet. I am a > fan of PetzLife's products. A couple of us have listed holistic vets > who will consult by phone if you don;t have one locally. > > Do not fixate on what may happen. Focus on the present and the > wonderful little friend you have. The future is no guaranteed to any > of us. > > Blessings to you and to her. > On Oct 18, 2008, at 8:22 PM, Tracey wrote: > > > Hello, > > I have to say this is a very enlightening forum. I have learned > > so much > > from you all! I found a stray 2 months ago at work who was in > > terrible condition, > > near death, starving, fleas, worms, etc. She had a 'tipped' ear and > > I found out > > later she was an Indy Feral cat who was in the TNR program. Don't > > know whether > > she was actually 'feral' though, but I doubt it because she has > > become quite lovable. > > Had her tested at a low cost clinic and was +. The vet there said > > her teeth didn't > > look so good and that was typical in feral cats. > > When I took her to my regular vet, he somehow neglected to even > > look in her > > mouth and he said as a + she'd live a couple months to a year, > > giving a very grim > > diagnosis. I tried not to prod at her too much at first since she > > was in such a > > delicate condition, but about a week after the vet appt, I noticed > > she was missing > > all of her tiny teeth on the top and all but one of the little ones > > on the bottom. I was > > horrified and it was then realized that my vet hadn't even looked in > > her mouth. > > After nursing her back to health, she has become very healthy except > > for some > > sneezing spells every now and then. This does worry me because > > sometimes > > mucus comes out. She had extreme uncontrollable diarrhea > > when I first got her, which after using fortiflora for a month > > helped a lot, but did > > not cure it completely. For the last week I have been feeding her a > > raw chicken > > diet (I have been feeding my other 3 cats this diet since February > > with amazing results) > > and her diarrhea is completely gone. > > So she's been in my bathroom isolated from my other cats this > > entire time, and she > > really does seem to be happy there but I hate to keep them > > separated. I am getting > > ready to take her to the vet again to have her teeth checked out > > because her breath > > is really terrible (seeing a different vet there though). I am > > worried about stressing her > > out by taking her to the vet and I know they will recommend a > > cleaning which will > > probably stress her even more, but having an unhealthy mouth would > > be worse on > > her than the experience of a cleaning. Right? > > I have 3 other (negative) cats, 2 are adults and one is about 1 > > year and 5 months > > (I guess you'd call her an adult, she did just have her 2nd dose of > > the felv vax) These > > 2 vets say they would absolutely NOT mix. > > My question to all of you who mix is: Have any of your negatives > > become + ?? Any advice > > would be greatly appreciated. > > > > Tracey > > _______________________________________________ > > Felvtalk mailing list > > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > -- Beth Gouldin [EMAIL PROTECTED] 940.395.5393 God Bless!!! _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org