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Hello, I am Dr Ola and I would be happy to address your concern about Bella. Stomatitis has is auto-immune disease in which cats have a severe immune reaction (leading to ulceration) to dental plaque in the mouth. Often times, the antibiotics prescribed are done so help decrease bacterial load in the mouth so less reaction occurs. Good choices for antibiotics may include Convenia (injectable), Clindamycin or Metronidazole. Severe stomatitis often times is best controlled with full mouth teeth extraction to reduce the tartar all together and decrease ulceration. In the absence of such treatment, it is often recommend for steroids to given as a maintenance drug rather than a tapering course. But due to adverse side effects of steroids, teeth extraction is better for cats long term. Because of the auto-immune nature, Prednisone needs to given at an immunosuppressive dose rather than an anti-inflammatory drug.
I recommend that you make a follow up appointment with Bella's veterinarian this week to address this. Discuss with your veterinarian your options such a dental extraction, adjusting the Prednisone dosage and/or changing the antibiotic choice. Unfortunately, stomatitis is too chronic of disease to treat with home care alone, however it can be beneficial once oral ulcerations are stable in nature.
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