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JEP
June 14th 10, 01:10 AM
Has anyone used the Digestive Upsets drops made by HomeoPet?

It claims to be a homeopathic remedy for cats that provides relief from
minor digestive problems including: vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, loss
of appetite, bad breath and repeated gas.

Has anyone had positive or negative results with these drops?

Thanks.

JEP

Wayne Mitchell
June 14th 10, 02:21 AM
JEP > wrote:

>Has anyone used the Digestive Upsets drops made by HomeoPet?

Haven't used them, and never would. I'm just not one to rely on magic
very much.

So-called "ingredients":

Silver nitrate -- toxic and corrosive

Arsenic oxide -- heavy metal poison

Colocynth -- powerful cathartic and laxative

St. John's Wort -- toxic to cats and most other mammals

Pasque Flower -- highly poisonous

White Hellebore -- highly poisonous

Luckily, none of these ingredients are actually present in the drops.
It's all just false advertising.

The only way these drops could have any effect at all would be if they
have been adulterated -- doctored up with some kind of pharmaceutical.
Several investigators have shown that at least a quarter of homeopathic
and herbal nostrums sold are adulterated.
--

Wayne M.

Rene
June 14th 10, 07:14 PM
I haven't heard of these drops, and if they include what Wayne has
listed, I'd be hesitant to try them on m cat (or myself). Have you
visited the Only Natural Pet web site? (I am not affiliated.) I have
ordered several supplements there and have been happy with them. Each
product has customer reviews you can read. If you have a question, you
can call their customer service number. I did once and got a very
helpful gentleman.

Rene

JEP
June 17th 10, 08:37 AM
> I haven't heard of these drops, and if they include what Wayne has
> listed, I'd be hesitant to try them on m cat (or myself). Have you
> visited the Only Natural Pet web site?

Thanks for letting me know about the Only Natural Pet site. I'll check it
out.

For what it's worth, I asked my vet about the Digestive Upsets drops. She
wasn't familiar with them, but she spoke with a specialist in alternative
and homeopathic veterinary medicine who said they shouldn't do any harm.
The specialist didn't say they would necessarily be of any help, but did
say the ingredients were in such low concentrations that they would do no
harm even with long term usage. I'll see if I can find any customer
reviews.

JEP

Rene
June 17th 10, 09:02 PM
On Jun 17, 2:37*am, JEP > wrote:
> > I haven't heard of these drops, and if they include what Wayne has
> > listed, I'd be hesitant to try them on m cat (or myself). Have you
> > visited the Only Natural Pet web site?
>
> Thanks for letting me know about the Only Natural Pet site. *I'll check it
> out.
>
> For what it's worth, I asked my vet about the Digestive Upsets drops. *She
> wasn't familiar with them, but she spoke with a specialist in alternative
> and homeopathic veterinary medicine who said they shouldn't do any harm. *
> The specialist didn't say they would necessarily be of any help, but did
> say the ingredients were in such low concentrations that they would do no
> harm even with long term usage. *I'll see if I can find any customer
> reviews.

This is always a good idea. I will bring in bottles of pet supplements
into the vet's office or fax them the ingredients if I'm unsure about
whether it's safe. Great that your vet spoke with a homeopathic vet!

Gandalf[_2_]
June 18th 10, 02:56 AM
On Mon, 14 Jun 2010 00:10:42 +0000 (UTC), JEP > wrote:

>Has anyone used the Digestive Upsets drops made by HomeoPet?
>
>It claims to be a homeopathic remedy for cats that provides relief from
>minor digestive problems including: vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, loss
>of appetite, bad breath and repeated gas.
>
>Has anyone had positive or negative results with these drops?
>
>Thanks.
>
>JEP

My cat is on prednisone, which is well known to cause stomach ulcers,
etc.

She gets 1/4 of a 10mg. Pepcid tablet (NOT the more common 20mg size!)
once or twice a day.

Pepcid is an acid reducer, so it will help with anything that taking an
antiacid will help for people...in other words, not the laundry list
claimed for the drops.

This is right from my vet.

As always, ask your vet before starting any medication.

A 2 or 3 month supply is about $4, for a generic around here.

Good luck.



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Wayne Mitchell
June 18th 10, 03:14 AM
JEP > wrote:

>The specialist didn't say they would necessarily be of any help,
>but did say the ingredients were in such low concentrations that
>they would do no harm even with long term usage.

It's not merely that the so-called "active ingredients" are so dilute as
to present no danger -- they are so dilute that they are not present in
the drops at all. Each of the ingredients is listed at a dilution of
6c&30c. That means one part in about 120 trillion. You'd have to
ingest about 500 drops of this silly stuff to have an even chance of
getting one molecule of any single ingredient.

It is, obviously, false advertising for them to claim that there are any
active ingredients at all.


>I'll see if I can find any customer reviews.

Oh, you'll be able to find plenty of them -- most of them highly
laudatory. It is to be hoped that a whole boatload of such reviews
would be insufficient to cause you to part with your money when you know
that the stuff can't possibly work.
--

Wayne M.