I've used it for mouth ulcers and mouth problems in cats , but it's been a while.. Worked pretty well as I recall.

Gloria



----- Original Message ----- From: "Sharyl" <cline...@yahoo.com>
To: <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org>
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2010 1:11 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Mouth ulcer


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
http://www.marvistavet.com/html/sucralfate.html

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.
http://www.marvistavet.com/html/buprenorphine.html

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.
http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/Feline-Assisted-Feeding/

Hugs to Tommy
Sharyl

--- On Thu, 4/29/10, Lisa Borden <tuckerandtes...@zoominternet.net> wrote:

From: Lisa Borden <tuckerandtes...@zoominternet.net>
Subject: [Felvtalk] Mouth ulcer
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
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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