Lisa, didn't the vet Rx anything for the mouth ulcer.  Sucralfate is commonly 
Rx'd for stomach ulcers in cats.  I'm guessing it would also work for mouth 
ulcers.  Here is a link to more info

Other issues you need to address are nausea and pain.  2.5 mg/day of Original 
Strength Pepcid AC will help with stomach acid but Tommy may need something 
stronger for nausea.  Buprenorphine is a very effective and safe pain med.  Do 
not let the vet Rx Metacam.  Here is a link to more info on the pain med.

One way or the other you need to get food into Tommy.  You may need to syringe 
feed him for a few days until he starts to feel better.  You risk Tommy getting 
feline Hepatic Lipidosis if he continues to not eat.  You really don't want to 
add to his problems right now.  If Tommy is going to have a longer term problem 
eating you may want to try an e-tube.  It really isn't as scary as it sounds 
and feeding tubes have saved thousands of kitties.  It's not like a feeding 
tube in a person.  There is a great Yahoo Assist Feeding group that can help 
you with the assist feeding.   Here is the link to the FAF group.

Hugs to Tommy

--- On Thu, 4/29/10, Lisa Borden <> wrote:

> From: Lisa Borden <>
> Subject: [Felvtalk] Mouth ulcer
> To:
> Date: Thursday, April 29, 2010, 9:27 AM
> It's been challenging trying to
> figure out what was wrong with Tommy's mouth. A couple
> months back, I wrote to this group about Tommy, my FeLV+
> boy, batting at his mouth. At first we thought he might have
> a bad tooth, but all of his teeth look okay. Yesterday, he
> went to see his holistic vet again because he's been losing
> weight. He has lost about a pound since January and I was
> getting concerned. It seems that he has an ulcer on the roof
> of his mouth. How we all missed it (his holistic vet, the
> dental specialist, and I) is beyond me. But at least we know
> it's there now. Tommy seems like he WANTS to eat, but is
> afraid to because it will hurt him. He walks to the food
> bowl, smells it, and walks away. We are waiting on blood
> work results to rule out kidney issues, etc.
> Just was wondering if anyone has any experience with such
> an ulcer, and any suggestions for treating it and getting
> him to eat. He's only 1 1/2 years old, and was doing SO very
> well up until January.
> Thank you,
> Lisa
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