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Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert
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Experience:  Expert in feline health and behavior. 20 years experience with cats.
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I'm so sorry my computer went down I'm the one with a cat that has the canker sores
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: His name is ***** ***** he's I'm not sure his age but somewhere between 3 and 5
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Bootsy?
Customer: No I'm he's been checked out many times they first said that if he had bad teeth so they pulled a couple and it never got better but all the sudden it seems like the seasons changed and he had no more problems eating he was eating perfectly fine for a while and then it started just a couple days ago again
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.


Where are the sores? In his mouth?

Did you ever hear of stomatitis?

What food is he eating?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The sores are on exams yes I've been reading up on on that and he eats both wet and dry food but right now he's having problems with both
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm sorry and there in his mouth on his gums
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It comes and goes he was fine up until 2 days ago and I mean he was eating perfectly fine no problem no crying no nothing
Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.

Dear *****m,

Thanks so much for your very helpful reply.

It does sound like he has stomatitis......poor baby.

Gingivitis leads to a disorder called Stomatitis.

We usually remove all the teeth from these patients because dental abscesses lead to oral legions.

he is better off without the teeth because once the bacteria from decaying teeth gets into he bloodstream it can affect all the cats organs and cause kidney or liver failure as well as cardiac issues.

Cats that have Stomatitis, which is a severe inflammation of the mouth have a lot of pain and often stop eating. That is a different condition than normal gingivitis which is treatable by dental scaling. However, Stomatitis is NOT treatable so annual cleanings are a waste of time and money because the oral bacteria enters the stomach and makes the cat extremely ill. Antibiotics and steroids are often used.We usually recommend removal of all teeth for best results. Then the cat lives a normal healthy life eating soft food.he does not even miss the teeth.Here is info you can print and refer to.

In the meantime swab his mouth with honey.repeat every 2 hours to give him relief

. It is a remarkable healing agent:

In addition, add one quarter of a 4 mg chlortrimeten to a tablespoon of baby food chicken or turkey with no onion or garlic.

Give it every 24 hours. It is very tiny so he will not detect it

Feed him only baby food till his mouth heals up. He will eventually need antibiotics and possibly steroids to clear up any infection.

Please let me know how he is doing. Just reply here or if you prefer, we can speak on the phone.

Please be so kind as to rate my answer with positive feedback, as that is the only way I receive recognition from the site for my assistance. Thank you!

Kind regards,

Providing a positive rating will not end our conversation, should you need me for any follow-up. Simply click 'Reply' for clarification or additional information, if needed and I will always be here for you and your kitty.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you. He was on steroids and antibiotics last year and it worked but we've never tried the honey so I'm going to try the honey right now and make sure that we only feed him baby food with no onions or garlic until he clears up thank you
Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.

You are more then welcome. It is my pleasure to help such a wonderful person.

How is he this morning. Did the honey help ease his pain and enable him to eat?

Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.
Hi Mariam,

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