Laurie, you said there are options other than extractions -- what are they?
I have a cat (not a positive) who supposedly has stomatitis. She had not
been eating well for awhile, and I noticed while she was eating she would
kind of sniffle and breathe hard through her nose.  So I took her to the
vet, had blood work done, and stomatitis was the diagnosis -- he said she
was inflamed around the gums and there was a red line evident.
They suggested a teeth cleaning and possible extractions. I have heard so
many nightmare stories aboout the anesthesia (causing death), and he even
said he would not recommend it at her age. She's about 12 -- not sure, she
was a stray. So I got antibiotics, did not get the steroid shot he
recommended (which was pending the blood test), and they also recommended
C.E.T drinking water additive. She did not like the CET, nor did my other
cats.

I decided to give her Petzlife Oral Gel to see how that might work. I think
it has made a difference, although I don't know how much yet. She will not
let me look in her mouth (she's very fiesty!). I used that product on
another cat I have (a positive with terrible breath and mouth) after my vet
recommended a cleaning.  After about 3 months the vet told me her mouth
looked good. I couldn't believe that it could work that well. But I would be
very interested in any other advice for stomatitis, as everyone has said
that it is very painful.
Thanks for any advice,
Tracey

On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 11:20 AM, Laurieskatz <lauriesk...@mchsi.com> wrote:

> I agree with Sharyl. Go to a specialist.
> Several of my cats (feLV-) have gingivitis. They need dental cleanings
> every
> 18 -24 months. There are usually teeth extracted. My 13 year old Coco has
> only 9 teeth and 3 canines left. In the past my cats have had eating issues
> and other problems after their dentals. We found a dental specialist in the
> next city and have had much better results. He uses a mild sedative rather
> than the heavy anesthesia the other vets used. He has an xray machine to
> look at the roots of the teeth.
> Btw, if your kitty has stomatitis there are options other than extractions
> for that disease.
> Good luck!
> laurie
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
> [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Lisa Borden
> Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2010 6:45 AM
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Stomatitis?
>
> Thank you, Sharyl - it's not what I wanted to hear, but it's what I needed
> to hear if that makes any sense. I left the appointment yesterday with more
> questions than I had going into it. I love Tommy's holistic vet, but
> dentistry isn't her specialty, and I feel that I owe it to him to take him
> to a dental specialist. I have located a clinic relatively close to me that
> has a veterinary dentist on staff.
>
> Thank you so much for your reply.
>
> Lisa
>
> --------------------------------------------------
> From: "Sharyl" <cline...@yahoo.com>
> Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2010 7:20 AM
> To: <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org>
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Stomatitis?
>
> > Lisa, I know you don't want to hear this but dental prob;ems can lead to
> a
>
> > whole bunch of other issues if not addressed.  Tommy needs to be examined
> > by a vet familiar with dental issues.
> >
> > He may have periodontal disease (inflamed gums) which can lead to heart
> > and kidney issues.  Treatment could be as simple as an antibiotic.  FORLs
> > is another issue which is very painful.  Dental issues can be very
> painful
>
> > and affect his willingness to eat.  The longer you wait the worse the
> > problem will get.
> >
> > I know dental surgery can be scary but with the proper precautions should
> > not be that dangerous.  Here is a link to info from a CRF website on
> > precautions to be used during the surgery.
> > http://www.felinecrf.org/related_diseases.htm#dental_precautions
> >
> > I would make sure your vet followed these precautions.
> > Hugs to Tommy
> > Sharyl
> >
> > --- On Thu, 1/28/10, Lisa Borden <tuckerandtes...@zoominternet.net>
> wrote:
> >
> >> From: Lisa Borden <tuckerandtes...@zoominternet.net>
> >> Subject: [Felvtalk] Stomatitis?
> >> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> >> Date: Thursday, January 28, 2010, 6:28 AM
> >> This past week, my one year old FeLV+
> >> kitty (Tommy) started pawing at the left side of his face. I
> >> suspected an ear infection, so I took him to his holistic
> >> vet. His ears were clean and had no inflammation. The ONLY
> >> thing she saw was some inflammation around one of his back
> >> teeth where some enamel was rubbing off. She told me this
> >> was common, and the only way to fix it is to have the tooth
> >> removed. My first reaction was, I don't want to put him
> >> under anesthesia. But he seems so withdrawn and depressed,
> >> like he's in pain. I just don't know what to do. I did
> >> notice redness along his gum line on both sides of his mouth
> >> as we were looking at his teeth yesterday.
> >>
> >> Any advice or words of wisdom would be appreciated.
> >>
> >> Thank you,
> >> Lisa
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