Cats with gingivitis are all too common. Gingivitis is the inflammation of the gums. One of the main reasons for this in cats, is the lack of raw bones in their diet. A cat who has daily bones, such as chicken necks or chicken wings, to crunch up, rarely has gingivitis.


Raw bones in a healthy cat’s diet serves at least four purposes:

  1.  bones keep the teeth clean, preventing tartar building up
  2.  bones massage the gums, keeping them healthy
  3.  the crunching of bones keeps cats happy – it’s how they evolved
  4.  ingesting bones are a natural, balanced mineral supply for building healthy bones

Sadly, many people don’t feed their cats a raw meat and bones diet, so mouth problems are rife. The normal treatment of antibiotics and teeth removal does nothing to enhance such a cat’s already badly damaged immune system.

Once the problem has started, it seems an endless round of continued and regular toxic treatment. Medical treatment needs to be ever stronger to deal with the problem. This is damaging to your cat and your wallet.

Is there an alternative? Is it too late to introduce a raw meat and bones diet?

There are always alternatives to everything. And it’s never too late to try anything.

Cats with gingivitis respond very well to homeopathic treatment. The medicine will depend on the individual symptoms of your cat. This is best left to the skills of a homeopath, preferably one who treats animals.

Once your cats gingivitis is sorted out and pain is no longer experienced on eating, then you can start introducing a raw meat and bones diet. In the early stages, it’s best to cut up the necks or wings into bite size pieces. This makes it easier for an older cat, or one entrenched in old ways.

Learn how to feed and care for your cat naturally, for a longer and healthier life.


Madeleine Innocent
Madeleine Innocent

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    8 replies to "Cats With Gingivitis and How to Resolve it Naturally"

    • Marion Schubert

      Thank you for this great post!
      I have a 3 year old male domestic short hair with gingivitis and have spent a few weeks going to the Vet but there is no improvement. I am trying to switch to a raw diet, hoping it will ‘cure’ him and relieve him of pain. However, he does not show any interest in raw food, nor is there a homeopathic vet in my area.

      Do you have any advice for me?
      Kindest Regards
      Marion Schubert

    • Madeleine Innocent

      Veterinary treatment rarely treats the cause of the problem, just the effect. Yes, converting a cat to a healthy diet is not necessarily without its problems. I go into this in my ebook. There are many things you can get wrong and end up frustrated. Your cat may need some help for the pain, but the diet will prevent it returning. You don’t need to physically consult with a homeopath to get the results you want. We don’t go on physical examinations, but rather symptoms. These can easily be relayed on the phone or Skype.

    • Carrell Halley

      I am wondering if there is a vegetarian alternative to raw chicken bones for cats with gingivitis? Since I allow NO meat into my home it is difficult for me to buy it, let alone cut raw bones into bite sized pieces for my cat. Any suggestions, or do I just have to ‘bite the bullet’?

      Thank you

    • Madeleine Innocent

      Carrell, if you allow NO meat into your house (and I do sympathise with your sentiments, being a vegan myself), then you need to find another home for your cat. Cats are OBLIGATE CARNIVORES, which means they MUST have meat and bones to survive.

    • maria


      My cat Kafka is a loving soul, in three years he never scratched or bit anyone. We rescued him in Mexico and brought him to Canada. The vet says we have to extract all of his teeth because the bacteria is in his stomach and all the teeth are damaged. We tried givinh his human urine as a natural way tu cure him but that didn’t work. We also tried putting propolis on his gums but that was mcuh too painful. It has been a few months now and Kafka is very skinny. I’m going to try the raw diet; however, I’d love to know if there is anything else we can do, our situation is desperate. Thank you very much for your help.

    • Madeleine Innocent

      Yes, the diet is critical, but I suggest he also needs homeopathic help. Check out my details at the top.

    • catcatcat

      do fish bones work the same? and if he isn’t interested can i do something to make them yummier? or more appealing?

    • Madeleine Innocent

      Some cats do fish naturally, so bones found in small fish are fine. Although good for a source of macro minerals, they have little value for cleaning teeth or massaging gums.

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