Is there really no cure for stomatitis in cats? Find out here.
Most vets will tell you there is no cure for cats with stomatitis. I beg to differ, as will authentic holistic vets.
I’m a natural health consultant, focussing on the holistic approach to health care in both us and our wonderful animal companions.
Holistic means looking at the whole for causes and solutions.
Stomatitis is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the mouth. It is indicated by redness, swelling and pain. Bleeding may occur on eating. The pain will often prevent eating. Drooling may occur, as happens with pain in the mouth. Pawing at the mouth also shows pain.
Inflammation and infection are NOT synonymous. Often there is no infection. This means that stomatitis is not infectious.
Let’s look at the typical veterinary approach to the management of stomatitis in cats. Although infection (bacterial or virus) may accompany inflammation, it is not the cause. It is one of the effects, or the outcome. Yet all veterinary treatment starts with antibiotics, so it’s bound to fail.
So no bacteria. What about a virus? Steroid treatment is the second string to the bow. Same deal.
When this treatment inevitably fails, the only other trick up a vet’s sleeve is full tooth extraction. This can cost anything from US$800 – $4000 (at 2016 prices). Not every cat person, probably very few, has this amount of cash to spare, how ever much they love their cat and want the problem to go away. Then the success rate is only about 80%, by vet standards. So you may have taken out a second mortgage and your cat still has the problem.
What else can you do? Is there really a cure for cats with stomatitis?
There are two, what I call real causes for this problem. Both need to be addressed to cure this problem as well as to manage the initial problem with getting your cat to eat.
Cats are obligate carnivores, which means they MUST eat meat to be heathy, to even survive. Yet if you look at the ingredients of most commercial cat foods, you will find that they are 70- 80% carbohydrate. For a carnivore? This means they will be deficient in many nutrients, just for starters.
This diet eats away at their immune system over the years, gradually resulting in chronic disease. And stomatitis is a chronic disease, as is its cousin, feline gingivostomatitis, or FGS.
No wonder drugs don’t work.
The other cause is the lack of daily food that a wild cat enjoys, that cleans the mouth and gums with every bite. Since dirty teeth can lead to gum inflammation (gingivitis), it’s not hard to see that this is the first step towards the more serious condition of stomatitis or gingivostomatitis.
By changing the diet to a quality, natural one that is species-specific, your cat’s immune system will automatically start to improve. This means that any and every chronic disease has the best chance to vanish.
Unfortunately, it isn’t always easy to change a cat’s diet. They can be resistant to change. And what is a quality, natural, species-specific diet anyway? Is there such a thing in the commercial cat food industry?
- Would you like to know what the cure for stomatitis in cats is?
- Would you like to know what the best food is for a healthy cat, one who has no chronic disease?
- Would you like to know how to convince a finicky cat that this is the best solution for a healthy future?
Check out my website www.NaturalCatHealth.com/mouth
You’ll find the cost is a tiny fraction of a typical vet’s treatment. And the cure can be total and permanent.