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Stomatitis

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by Bethany22, Jan 5, 2021.


  1. Bethany22

    Bethany22 PetForums Newbie

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    Hi all I’m wondering if anyone has had any experience with stomatitis in cats. I had my 5-6yr old Kitty at the vet tonight for over grooming that has led to baldness. They did a general health check and found small lesions in her gums they believe are stomatitis. It’s on roughly 4 of her teeth, her incisors and canines. Vet has suggested a teeth extraction in the near future which we will go for. She is still eating normally. I’m looking for someone with experience with this to put me at ease.
     
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    Polly G PetForums VIP

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    One of my cats, Oliver, has this problem. When he was only one he had to have 10 teeth removed and I was so upset about it. He is now nearly 4 and he has gone from strength to strength. Good luck with your fur baby x
     

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    3 of 4 litter-mate cats, and their mum, have this. All had their teeth out. The mum and 2 daughters are perfectly healthy, happy cats. The son is not doing so well, he has steroids every month to control it. I blame myself for not pushing to have the operation sooner. Even so he is doing pretty well and is nearly 10 now.

    Did the vet treat your cat with steroids and/or pain meds?
     
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    My Tommy had this. He was rescued at 3 years old from the streets and shortly after had 14 teeth removed after we struggled to get his mouth under control. He had no further problems from his mouth after this so it was the best thing I ever did for him. He ate 2 pouches of food immediately after getting back from the vet and bounced back pretty much immediately. It’s not the same for everyone but I’d do it again in a heartbeat x
     
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    My Tiga suffers from this. He has had quite a few teeth out, he only has his canine teeth and 3 tiny teeth in the front of his mouth. He will be 11 this year, and acts like a tiny kitten since he had the teeth causing the problem out. He hasn’t had a flare up since having them removed.
    Viv xx
     
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    Bethany22 PetForums Newbie

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    the vet gave her an injection of steroids, along with antibiotics to rule out mites and a urine infection and she has a slight bacterial infection from over grooming. They reckon the teeth may have triggered the over grooming but we won’t know till they take them out.
     
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    Oh good. The steroids will really help.

    Stress over grooming affected one of my old girls, never did figure it out. There are herbal food additives if necessary but hopefully she’ll be much happier with the teeth out.
     
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    Wakarundayo PetForums Newbie

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    My Tama was just diagnosed this week. He did overgroom a few months ago but I didn't notice how bad his gums were until he stopped eating. We might have to go with extraction if he doesn't improve as well.

    Best of luck to your Kitty!
     
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