Re: [Felvtalk] Mouth ulcer

2010-05-02 Thread Tracey Shrout
Lisa, I have a cat who was diagnosed w/stomatitis.  She had stopped eating a
few different times and would cry sometimes when she ate. The vet didn't
recommend a teeth cleaning because of her age.  I started giving her
Petzlife oral gel twice a day for at least a month -- just rubbed it on her
teeth.  Then I just gave it like once a day after that for about another
month.  That was 6 months ago, and she's had no problems whatsoever since.
It also helped another one of my cats who I found as a stray who had a
horrible mouth.  I think it is amazing stuff!  It might be worth a try for
your Tommy.

On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 9:27 AM, Lisa Borden 
tuckerandtes...@zoominternet.net wrote:

 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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Re: [Felvtalk] Mouth ulcer

2010-05-02 Thread Cougar Clan
It really helped Dixie Louise.  I just put it in her mouth and she did  
the rubbing with her tongue.

On May 2, 2010, at 1:12 PM, Tracey Shrout wrote:

Lisa, I have a cat who was diagnosed w/stomatitis.  She had stopped  
eating a
few different times and would cry sometimes when she ate. The vet  
didn't

recommend a teeth cleaning because of her age.  I started giving her
Petzlife oral gel twice a day for at least a month -- just rubbed it  
on her
teeth.  Then I just gave it like once a day after that for about  
another
month.  That was 6 months ago, and she's had no problems whatsoever  
since.

It also helped another one of my cats who I found as a stray who had a
horrible mouth.  I think it is amazing stuff!  It might be worth a  
try for

your Tommy.

On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 9:27 AM, Lisa Borden 
tuckerandtes...@zoominternet.net wrote:

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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Re: [Felvtalk] Mouth ulcer

2010-04-29 Thread Beth
Lisa -

I battled Stomatitis - -inflamation in the mouth- with one of my FeLV kitties - 
also named Tom . He would would run from his food bowl in pain because it hurt 
to eat. We used antibiotics  steroids.

I'm not saying that's what this is, but I would think they would use the same 
treatment.
Beth
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--- 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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Re: [Felvtalk] Mouth ulcer

2010-04-29 Thread Sharyl
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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Re: [Felvtalk] Mouth ulcer

2010-04-29 Thread gblane
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



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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

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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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