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Mike S.
August 9th 06, 06:45 AM
Is baking soda toxic to cats? The dental product I'm using in my cat's
water contains baking soda. I tried researching it and I could only
find one website that claims that it's toxic. It said it could cause
heart failure along with a few other things I don't remember. I would
like to know if it's true or not.

cybercat
August 9th 06, 07:10 AM
"Mike S." > wrote in message
ups.com...
> Is baking soda toxic to cats? The dental product I'm using in my cat's
> water contains baking soda. I tried researching it and I could only
> find one website that claims that it's toxic. It said it could cause
> heart failure along with a few other things I don't remember. I would
> like to know if it's true or not.
>

Is the dental produce designed for cats?

-L.
August 9th 06, 07:46 AM
Mike S. wrote:
> Is baking soda toxic to cats? The dental product I'm using in my cat's
> water contains baking soda. I tried researching it and I could only
> find one website that claims that it's toxic. It said it could cause
> heart failure along with a few other things I don't remember. I would
> like to know if it's true or not.

Your cat needs clean, pure water to drink - not some stupid dental
product. Get rid of it.

-L.

Mike S.
August 9th 06, 10:05 AM
cybercat wrote:
> "Mike S." > wrote in message
> ups.com...
> > Is baking soda toxic to cats? The dental product I'm using in my cat's
> > water contains baking soda. I tried researching it and I could only
> > find one website that claims that it's toxic. It said it could cause
> > heart failure along with a few other things I don't remember. I would
> > like to know if it's true or not.
> >
>
> Is the dental produce designed for cats?


Yes, it is. It also states on the bottle that it's veterinarian
approved, although, that really doesn't mean a whole lot.

I provide several water bowls throughout the house for the cats. Some
have just plain water and others have the dental product. My oldest cat
has heart and urinary problems so I don't put it in the only bowl he
drinks out of.

When I last took in one of my cat's the veterinarian suggested that I
try one of the products that goes in the cat's water. The cat's teeth
need a professional cleaning but the cat is in no condition to have
dental surgery at this time. So for now, we are trying at home care.

I'd like to start brushing the cat's teeth or using a dental rinse such
as Nolvadent. The problem is that this I found this cat when she was 2
months old and she was already severely infected with feline herpes and
calici virus. It's caused severe gingivitis, extremely stinky breath,
painful teeth and gums, two adult canines have not yet grown in (she's
2 now). She also has chronic eye discharge and occasional sneezing. In
the winter she gets little nose bleeds, nasal congestion, and sometimes
has difficulty breathing through her nose.

She's an indoor only cat and I try to limit her contact with anything
that could cause flare ups. I don't open the windows on high pollen or
mold days, I keep the A/C on in the summer, in the winter I use a warm
mist humidifier and vaporizer. I've tried various supplements such as
Lysine, a small amount of Vitamin C, Echinacea, and Missing Link. These
supplements will work wonders for awhile but then they seem to lose
their affects. She's also on a premium cat food and a strict diet as
she was getting pudgy. She eats dry food for now as the canned/wet food
seems to cause oily anal secretions. I've read somewhere that in cases
like this, sometimes dental care is the key. I certainly think that her
dental problems are causing a lot of the problems.

Unfortunately, I live in a small area where the veterinarians just
aren't up-to-date on this sort of stuff. There's no where else around
here to take the cats. In fact, if I had taken this cat to the animal
shelter like my parents wanted, they would've euthanized the cat. The
local (county) animal shelter has no problems immediately euthanizing
cats with feline herpes and such things. It's such a shame too, the
poor things don't even get a chance. I'm glad I kept this cat. She's
such a sweetheart. She's the sickliest cat I have and yet she's the
most energetic and most happiest, so full of life.

Toni
August 9th 06, 02:13 PM
"Mike S." > wrote in message >
> When I last took in one of my cat's the veterinarian suggested that I
> try one of the products that goes in the cat's water. The cat's teeth
> need a professional cleaning but the cat is in no condition to have
> dental surgery at this time. So for now, we are trying at home care.
>



This product is getting some fairly decent reviews from some of our grooming
shop clients. I check out a dog/cats teeth every time I work on them and
have actually noticed an improvement in several.

http://www.lebalab.com/



--
Toni
http://www.cearbhaill.com/kitties.htm

cybercat
August 9th 06, 05:40 PM
"Mike S." > wrote in message
ups.com...
>>
> Yes, it is. It also states on the bottle that it's veterinarian
> approved, although, that really doesn't mean a whole lot.
>

You're a wise and cautious person. Your cats are lucky to have you.

bobmarley
August 9th 06, 06:00 PM
Mike S. wrote:
it's true or not.

-

heart failure with BS is probably associated with excessive amts of
sodium being swallowed

someone has probably said that already

that's what bak sod is, sodium

William Hamblen
August 10th 06, 04:16 AM
On 8 Aug 2006 22:45:59 -0700, "Mike S." >
wrote:

>Is baking soda toxic to cats? The dental product I'm using in my cat's
>water contains baking soda. I tried researching it and I could only
>find one website that claims that it's toxic. It said it could cause
>heart failure along with a few other things I don't remember. I would
>like to know if it's true or not.

Enough of anything is toxic. Baking soda is sodium bicarbonate. Too
much baking soda would aggravate heart failure just as too much salt
would. I think baking soda dissolved in water probably would do
nothing to benefit a cat's dental health. When you brush your teeth
with baking soda the benefit comes from the slightly abrasive effect
helping to clean plaque from your teeth.

Bud
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The night is just the shadow of the Earth.