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My 3 year old siamese has started to develop a gum disease

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My 3 year old siamese has started to develop a gum disease in which the gums become so painfully inflamed that eating becomes incredibly painful. He is currently having a cortisone injection every 10 weeks. My understanding is this is some form of auto immune disease. The vet recommends that he has his teeth removed which is a very brutal procedure. Are there any homepathic type options to try. He is still very young and a prolonged cortisone programme will have significant side effects
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 1 year ago.
Welcome to JustAnswer! I am a licensed veterinarian and specialist and will do my best to assist you today!

What youare referring to is feline stomatitis.

This link overall will give you a LOT of information about stomatitis which I believe is the condition your cat suffers from:

http://www.petplace.com/cats/stomatitis-in-cats/page1.aspx

If not that bad, often these cats are on a combination of antibiotics for infection and steroids for inflammation.

Other therapies include:

- Lysine therapy
- Laser mouth therapy
- Hypoallergenic diet such as Hill's Z/D

Unfortunately, there is no "cure" for this.

If it is truly debilitating and controlling the quality of life, then your veterinarian is correct in that many board certified veterinary dentists -recommend removing the teeth.

Why?

This is becausethe problem is that the inflammation and infection which
usually begins in the periodontium, which is the soft tissue surrounding the teeth...this is why in cases that can not be supported - full mouth extractions are considered.

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Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 1 year ago.
Hi Shona,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Zak. How is everything going?

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