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my cat has sores in his mouth under his upper lip, how can

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my cat has sores in his mouth under his upper lip, how can I help cure these?
Hi, thanks for your question regarding Macaroni. Sores under the upper lip are most often the result of an Eosinophilic Granuloma, which is a common finding in cats. This condition is associated with an allergic response to something in the cat's environment, and is often attributed to plastic food/water bowls, or a food allergy. Changing to stainless steel water bowls and food bowls is recommended, and any plastic toys or other items should be eliminated. A steroid injection is often needed to allow the sores to disappear.
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