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Does anyone have any experience with this with their cats? My new vet prescribed it for my cat, Random, who has a history of digestive problems. Random was on Prednisone and Tagamet with the old vet, and the new one suggested we try the homeopathic Phosphorous combined with a fiber supplement (he has crazy hairball problems too) to see how he does with that first before going back to the Pred. This vet has a small specialty practice and she walks the line between modern medicine and many natural homeopathic methods as well. I have absolutely no experience with homeopathic medicine, particularly for my cat. Anyone have advice or information to share?
 

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In homeopathy, remedies are prescribed for the individual based on the totality of all symptoms, history, personality, age, etc. Phosphorus is one I have often used where the primary symptom was vomiting, and is a common remedy for cats (especially orange ones, don't know why!).

For more on homeopathy (general principles), please see my article, "Introduction to Homeopathy" in our free article library at http://www.littlebigcat.com/?action=library

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Dr. Jean
 

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Thank you so much!

Are there any long-term side effects of Phosphorous or can it be given freely and as needed for as long as is necessary?
 

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JenUrich said:
Thank you so much!

Are there any long-term side effects of Phosphorous or can it be given freely and as needed for as long as is necessary?
One important thing to have in mind if you give the cat Phosphorous is that you need to make sura that the Phosphorous/Calcium balance is OK.

Too much Phosphorous can cause deficiency in Calcium. Too little Phosphorous will affect the sceleton. Well, both to much and to little Phosphorous will affect the sceleton. Therefor it's important to keep the balance between Calcium and Phosphorous. The cat should get at the least the same amount of Calcium as Phosphorous. Best is to give the cat a little bit more Calcium than Phosphorous, though never more than twice as much.
 

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Actually, *homeopathic* Phosphorus does not affect the body's calcium-phosphorus balance at all, because it does not contain elemental phosphorus. Hope this is clear from the article I cited!

Follow your homepath's directions on the Phosphorus. Homeopathy can be very helpful, but it can also harm an animal if misused. It cannot be given freely nor indefinitely. Each case needs careful monitoring.

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Dr. Jean
 
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