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What Happened To Fix My Cat’s Ears?

Last Updated : 16-Nov-2022

I forgot to tell you that after just a few weeks on raw meat (including liver) with PET Plus my cat’s ear problem has cleared up.  He was getting a black, sticky tar-like build up in both ears, which has now dried up and practically gone.  Great result – but what was it and why did it go so quickly?

PET Plus Vet Reader : Clare

Dr Susanna's Response

Brilliant!  That black tarry stuff is one of the body’s ways of ridding itself of toxins.  So now you are feeding all raw food, there are no more toxins going in, so there’s nothing vile for the body to get rid of.

However wouldn’t feed liver every day, by the way.  Maybe 2-3 times a week at the most, unless it’s only a small amount.  When I was very first in practice 32 years ago, an old lady brought in her dear old cat that was as stiff as a board.  It could barely walk and could only look at things by moving its eyes.  It couldn’t move its neck at all.  She had been feeding it on liver and bacon all its life, so it had a serious excess of vitamin A (hypervitaminosis A). This caused such severe osteoporosis that all its joints had collapsed so all the bones had fused.  Shocking.

That’s why cod liver oil is so dangerous.  It’s concentrated liver oil, so full of the fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K) as well as all the toxins from the oceans the cod swim in which accumulate in the body.  Excess vitamin A inhibits the osteoblasts from laying down new bone during the constant bone remodelling, recycling activities of the body, but allows the osteoclasts to continue gobbling up the damaged bone that needs to be removed. The result is gradual loss of bone density (osteopenia) and osteoporosis.

We need to keep everything in balance and stick to nature’s proportions as much as possible.