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Dr. Gary, Cat Veterinarian
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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
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Customer: my cat has stomatitis do homeopathy treatments work

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Customer: my cat has stomatitis do homeopathy treatments work such as vitamins B complex, vit A and vit E plus zinc, Alfalfa and Q10.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: he has had medicine from the vet but so far it has not lessened the pain I have also been putting drops of antiseptic along the gums, he is a wild cat that has partially been tamed. I have been able to administer the medicine with a small syringe.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.
Hello. Thanks for the question. Homeopathy can help some, but I have found the only thing that cures stomatitis in cats is full mouth extractions. Sometimes we leave the canines to help keep the tongue in the mouth. If the signs still persist, then they may also have to be removed. I have seen some managed with daily brushing and immuno-modulatory meds/ therapies. More often than not, though, they need the teeth removed. This is because the disease is essentially an allergy to the enamel of the teeth. The only way to prevent the reaction to the enamel is to remove the teeth. It's drastic, but it works and these cats are so much more comfortable after. I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.