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homeopathy for a cat

I've adopted a stray and have been nursing her back to full health for a year now. She was diagnosed with toxoplasgnosis (sp?) and given two courses of antibiotics last fall but recently tested not only positive for it again but at higher levels than before. So she's on a different antibiotic this time.

But my question is in regard to inflammation she has at the back of her mouth and tongue. They've taken bacterial and fungus cultures as well as a biopsy. No cancer and nothing that indicates what caused the inflammation, which my vets say is unusually symmetrical and uniform. However an X-Ray did show that she has a pellet in her head just below her right tear duct from having been shot by a pellet gun. They can't come up with a theory that ties the pellet to the inflammation due to the positioning of both but admit that they don't know where the entrance wound is.

When she's finally clear of the toxo they want to put her on steroids, most likely for life. Before the last round of tests were back they had her on a low dose of steroids and it did diminish the inflammation (she can't meow when the inflammation is full blown. They said the inflammation is so bad they can't figure out how she breathes, let alone swallows but she has a very healthy appetite). I don't like the idea of her being on steroids if I can avoid, and especially not for life.

I've done some research into homeopathy for cats but am missing something. What usually seems to be recommended is treatment for thrush, which this isn't. Does anyone with more experience have any ideas?

Also, can I mix the homeopathic medicine with her food? That's the only way I can get her to take something. She weighs a little over six pounds so what dosage would I use?

Thank you for any assistance. She's been a little miracle cat from day one (including the fact that she's an orange striped tabby, which is unusual for females) and very lovable so I'm trying to do my best by her.

  brimmels on 2003-08-16
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