How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask VetCares Your Own Question
VetCares, Cat Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 458
Experience:  10+ yrs DVM in small animal practice, including work with rabbits and pocket pets
Type Your Cat Veterinary Question Here...
VetCares is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My cats mouth hurts when he tries to eat. His vet says he

This answer was rated:

My cat's mouth hurts when he tries to eat. His vet says he is allergic to the bacteria in his mouth and gave him a shot of cortisone, saying it would only last a month to six weeks. It has lasted only three and he's as bad off or worse than before. I can't keep fetching him back to the vet so often. Is there anything else that will help?

VetCares :

Hello and thanks for posting. I am sorry to hear that Eddie is in such discomfort. Please understand that it is not my place to diagnose online, but from your description, it sounds like your cat has stomatitis. Below is a link describing this condition. I have to say that I am not a big fan of injectable steroids as this will be a chronic condition for Eddie 9if this is what he has) and prolonged steroid injections will predispose him to diabetes. Your best bet is to consider full mouth extractions. I know that it sounds radical, but cats really are able to eat without any teeth and he will not have any more pain. I wish you both the best--happy Holidays. please do click on accept as it is the only way the site credits me. I will continue to monitor should you have any further questions.-- Dr. A. Link:

VetCares and other Cat Veterinary Specialists are ready to help you

Related Cat Veterinary Questions