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TRACY
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From:GEORGIA
Registered: Jun 2003

posted 09-02-2003 02:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TRACY     Edit/Delete Message
DOES ANYONE HAVE OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO HAS A CAT WITH A SERIOUS GINGIVITIS PROBLEM. IF SO CAN YOU GIVE ME ANY ADVISE FOR MY CAT . WE'VE BEEN DEALING WITH THIS PROBLEM FOR AT LEAST 2 YEARS. SHE HAD HER TEETH CLEANED LAST YEAR BUT I DON'T THINK IT DID MUCH GOOD. I DIDN'T KNOW IF THERE WAS ANY HOME REMIDIES FOR SOMETHING LIKE THAT OR SOMETHING FOR THE PAIN, BECAUSE I KNOW IT'S GOT TO HURT!

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Bengal Lover
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From:Seattle WA USA
Registered: Sep 2003

posted 09-09-2003 11:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bengal Lover     Edit/Delete Message
What does the vet say about her problem? How old is your cat? Raw food has helped teeth issues a lot. What is does is it breaks down the saliva so that tartar doesn't build up and it eventually breaks down what is on their teeth. A raw diet is much different than regular diets. Do some research on it. www.naturesvariety.com is a good site or www.essence.com. There are many others. Cats do not get E coli or salmonella. They have a much higher acidity in their stomachs, so this is not a worry.

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fleafly
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From:sheridan, wy
Registered: Aug 2003

posted 09-16-2003 04:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fleafly     Edit/Delete Message
I just had my cat to the vet and he was diagnosed with gingivitis. She recommended Oxyfresh, something you put in their water. She said she knew a vet who used it on his cat who had gingivitis and it worked great. I started a topic to see if anyone on here has experience with it. I am considering trying it for my cat.

Bengallover- Actually cats do get salmonella. Most of them don't get symptoms from it, but they carry it and can pass it to other animals and people in the household. If they do get symptoms from it usually they have diarrhea.

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Bengal Lover
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posted 09-16-2003 04:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bengal Lover     Edit/Delete Message
They can, but not easily. In my experience, as long as you use precaution with the raw meat, it isn't a problem. My cats have never had diarrhea since they have been on raw. They did have problems, however, on canned food.

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fleafly
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From:sheridan, wy
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posted 09-18-2003 04:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fleafly     Edit/Delete Message
I would say the biggest problem is making sure they don't pass Salmonella or other germs to you and your family. Use good hygiene and you should be okay.

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fleafly
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From:sheridan, wy
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posted 11-13-2003 10:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fleafly     Edit/Delete Message
I have been using oxyfresh for my cats for almost a month now. I think it has really helped the cat with gingivitis. It is great b/c you add it to their water. The vet gave me an oral chlorhexadine rinse for him, but there was no way I could give that to him (this is the cat who bit the vet and went on a rampage in the exam room yesterday). I ran out of oxyfresh for about a week and his teeth got brown and had build up within a few days of starting it again his teeth were a lot cleaner. I had his teeth cleaned by the vet yesterday, so hopefully they will stay nice. They had to pull two teeth, but the remaining teeth look really good.

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