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my cat has inflamed gums

My cat has inflamed gums. Not in the front but in the back. The teeth are ok its just the gums that are very very red and she has trouble eating. the vet just wants to give antibiotics but it just fixes it for awhile then it's back. can you help?
  rayne on 2005-07-31
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Have you tried the online Remedy Finder found on the home page? I typed in inflamed gums + red gums and the following came up "homeopathic remedy which best matches your symptoms is "Mercurius Vivus" Of your symptoms, it applies to these:

mouth; discoloration; gums; redness;
mouth; discoloration; gums; redness; margins bright red;
mouth; inflammation; gums; ;

However in my homeopathy book it comes up with "mercurius solubilis" Not sure if they are the same or similar. Try the Remedy Finder as you can enter more details there.

You should also make sure these remedies are safe for pets as some may not be.
All the best!
justagirl last decade
Put your cat on soft food only. Dry food lodges under the gums when they crunch on it. I would look into the remedies: You will need to take a close look at cat's temperment and symtpoms to match the remedy.

MERC VIV-Foul breath, excessive salivation. They are irritable and do not like to be disciplined. Worse from cold and heat.

PHOSPHORUS-Gums swollen and bleeding/ulcerated. They are thin and narrow-bodied, very vocal, sensitive to loud noises.

KREOSOTEUM-More serious mouth disorders.


HEPAR SULPH-Mouth infections/gums are painful and red. They tend to be irritable and the gums are so painful they flip out if you try and touch them.

Namaste27 last decade
Thanks to all replies. She's on soft cat food and has no other symptoms other than inflamed gums and irritability so the Hepar Sulph seems to match perfectly. Now, how much do I give and at what strength. 6X? Drops or tablets? Thanks again.( I didn't know about the Remedy Finder on this site )
rayne last decade
It's on the home page, or you can click the hyperlink on any of the postings on this page where it says Remedy Finder, put your cursor over these words and click. It should take you to it.
justagirl last decade
I would suggest 6C or 30C. Dose 2 x daily for up to 14 days. Stop earlier on improvement. If no improvement after a week, time for a new remedy.

Gums may worsen at first, but they should begin to heal.

Namaste27 last decade
I have a question about the Hep sulph. I got it in drops and was giving 1/3 of a dropperful but nothing was happening. My cat's mouth was as inflamed as ever. I was giving it twice a day. So I increased the amount to 1/2 a dropperful and in about 5 hours the gums started to turn pale. Is it supposed to do this or am I giving too much or is there something else that's going on?( thanks for all replies)
rayne last decade
I forgot to say that her whole mouth became all red, not just her gums but her whole mouth was very red and inflamed before I started giving her the Hep sulph and now her whole mouth is a pale colour sevral hours after increasing the amount to half a dropperful.
rayne last decade
I think you should put a few drops (2-3 in about a tablespoonful of water and then dose her (through a dropper, since that's easiest, but NOT the one you use to measure out the remedy).
Minsa last decade

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