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Bunny Rabbit With A Tooth & Salivation Problem

Author: Susan D.
Date: 11-20-2012
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Word Count: 638
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Testimonial ID: 7984-OR
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Scientific Studies: 2

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Our bunny rabbit developed a problem with drooling and producing too much saliva, which is something they seem to be prone to. Over a period of 18 months, it worsened, he started losing weight, and showed that he was in pain after eating. We tried diet adjustments, cleaning scrupulously, in case it was an allergy, and prayed and did everything we could think of.

Since he seemed to always be in pain after eating, I put a drop of Peppermint on my hands and petted his sides. I was scared to do this, but he was sitting there quivering and looking miserable. Within a minute the quivering stopped and soon he was hopping around.

Earlier we had tried the Valor oil blend on his ears, and that seemed to have a beneficial effect, and also diffused Thieves, hoping it would kill any bacterial problem. That seemed to help, too, and when we added the Peppermint treatment about 2 times a day, he actually started to gain weight again. We were thrilled. Although, puzzled.

For about the last 3 weeks he would eat nothing but broccoli stems and Nabisco shredded wheat, which we had given him occasionally for a treat. He would leave all the little broccoli buds on the floor and just gnaw the stems into oblivion. Why?

Until he jumped off the counter and landed on his face. He had done this once before when he was being groomed, and it was scary, with bleeding mouth and pain for him. We cleaned him up and waited, and the next day, he seemed almost over it. This time though one of his lower teeth was extremely loose.

Thinking it was just loose in the gums, we did nothing, hoping it would tighten up. But he couldn't close his mouth! We looked inside and saw that the tooth was actually completely broken off, and attached only a little to the gum, so we pulled it out, with just a small jerk. I put the Sacred Mountain oil blend on my hands and petted his sides, since it is calming and helps quite a bit with pain.

I am grateful for this whole thing, because I found out of desperation, what oils would work for bunny problems. They are extremely sensitive to scents, and I feared to try things on him. But petting him didn't seem to bother him, if we didn't get our oily hands near his head where he would be overwhelmed by the strength of the oils.

However, we began to realize that the over-salivation problem was maybe not a condition as we had thought, but probably this tooth had been an issue for a long time! Now that it is gone, and we have to chop his food up so he can eat, the over-salivation seems to have let up, and maybe it was the sole cause of the problem. Having his tooth knocked out turned out to be a blessing! He still has the other bottom tooth, so he'll get along.

As the days pass, we will find out for sure if the tooth was the main issue. He's eating like crazy now. The tooth will grow back in 6-8 weeks, as bunnies' teeth grow continuously. We think he was gnawing the broccoli butts in an attempt to get rid of the tooth. And he would often paw his face desperately on the side where that tooth was.

I'm still putting Sacred Mountain on his sides, petting his fur. The oil is only spread out thinly on my hands, and it still seems to get onto his hair. I think I had read that it travels down the hair shaft and into the system, so I'm going on that.

Again, thank God for the oils. May Gary Young be blessed many times for his devotion to producing a pure and safe product line.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: tooth-/-teeth — Study 1: "[Oil pulling] would benefit the general population by giving more confidence in the ancient practices, thus preventing tooth decay and loss." Study 2: "Oil pulling therapy has been equally effective like chlorhexidine on halitosis and organisms, associated with halitosis." Study 3: "The oil pulling therapy showed a reduction in the plaque index, modified gingival scores, and total colony count of aerobic microorganisms in the plaque of adolescents with plaque-induced gingivitis." Study 4: "Oil pulling can be used as an effective preventive adjunct in maintaining and improving oral health." Study 5: "The myth that the effect of oil-pulling therapy on oral health was just a placebo effect has been broken, and there are clear indications of possible saponification and emulsification process, which enhances its mechanical cleaning action."Link
2.Associated topics: tooth-/-teeth — "Both clove and benzocaine gels had significantly lower mean pain scores than placebos. No significant difference was observed between clove and benzocaine regarding pain scores. Clove gel might possess a potential to replace benzocaine as a topical [anesthetic] agent before needle insertion."Link

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