Mary Lou, it's been a few days since you posted, but here's what I do for my negative with stomatitus. She is an older cat (Allie) who had it when I acquired her. The few times I've taken her to the vet, she was given an oral antibiotic (because I can't pill her at all) to help with the bacteria and a steroid shot. The antibiotic was Convenia. The steroid shot helps tremendously with their appetite. I also hate to give them any steroids, but the dr. let me know how much pain she may have been in, so I let him give it to her. I have read a possible relationship with it compromising the immune system, so I probably wouldn't give it to a + cat.
Now what I do personally for her is give her Petzlife Oral Gel. It is only when I stop giving her the gel that she has problems with the stomatitus. If I stop for a while, thinking she is fine, she will suddenly stop eating and sometimes throwup a yellow or green liquid. So, I have learned to keep up with the gel, and currently I am giving it to her every night, putting a little on my finger and rubbing it on her top front teeth. I am just amazed how this stuff works! It has grapefruit seed extract in it that helps keep the bacteria down. I buy it online, just google it. It is less than $20, and lasts a long long time. This stuff also helped my felv+ kitty who had a terrible mouth when I got her. I didn't know lysine would be good for stomatitus, have doubts about that, but I have heard of the bovine lactoferrin. Actually my vet is currently looking into that for me as far as cost goes and as a last resort in case the oral gel stops working for her in the future. So please try the Petzlife, it works for Allie! Good luck, Tracey On Mon, Apr 4, 2011 at 2:11 PM, Mary Lou <jerseydevil1...@yahoo.com> wrote: > Okay guys we need your help big time. Abbey is felu and fel imun positive. > She has stomatitis. Had 14 teeth, roots and all removed 2 wks ago. Mouth > greatly improved but not all - in the back between upper and lower still > red. Not on any meds for now. She will not lick lysine. Am going to try to > water down lysine and get it in her or spread pill powder and mix in food. > Would mixing bovine interferon maybe help? I am frantic to help her. She > does not deserve this. Cannot pill. Feeding watered down a/d or baby food or > fancy feast. She has a great appetite until she hits her sore area with a > piece of food. She has 10 days til she goes back to the vet. He is thinking > about steriods. Any ideas of what to do? I really don't want to put her on > steriods unless nothing else to do. She is the baby that was dumped by my > great neighbors and they moved leaving her outside with no food or water or > anywhere to sleep unless she crawled under the slab of their house. > Abbey is the sweetest loving black cat. We apreciate any help you can > offer. Thank you. > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org