Stomatitis in cats is on the increase. Stomatitis is an inflammation of the mucous membranes in the mouth. It creates pain which is worse when eating, or even drinking.

stomatitis in cats

It is now much more prevalent than it was only a couple of decades ago. One veterinarian claims that when he started out in practice in the early 1960s, he NEVER had a case presented to him. Why should this be the case?

First let’s examine what the normal procedure is.

The veterinary options are quite draconian. First you are offered antibiotics, which often seem to improve things for a while. When these stop working, and the ever stronger ones that follow, you are offered cortisone.

Most people are aware of the dangers of using cortisone as it destroys organs and makes for a shorter lifespan, not to mention the long term expense of purchasing the medication.

The final option is to have the teeth removed. This is not only expensive for you, but it is a very invasive procedure for anyone and particularly for elderly or immune compromised cats.

None of these options have actually addressed the cause. So lets look at some changes that have been made to the lives of domestic cats over the last few decades. This gives us a clue as to the cause.

Firstly, the diet has changed. Dramatically. Whereas many cats were on a reasonably healthy diet of table scraps (when human diet was healthier than it is today), catching their own and perhaps some meat or tinned food. These days it seems everyone has their cat on a dried food diet.

Advertising for dried per food is good. Packages are attractive. Even mainstream vets endorse it. But when you delve into the contents, when you really research the subject, you discover that dried pet food is one of the worst foods you can feed a cat. In fact it is one of the main causes of stomatitis in cats and explains why it is on the increase.

You will not find a (real) holistic vet who advocates a dry food diet. In fact, this is their number one priority to change for all their patients, even before treatment starts, despite this affecting their future business.

The other recent dramatic change in domestic cats lives is their over medication. Vet practices are much more akin to businesses these days, than to having their primary focus on health. This means that they are likely to promote a procedure or medication before allowing time to see how the cat fairs. Vaccinations, so common today, compromise the immune system, doing the very opposite of what they are accepted to do.

An effective, and much more affordable, alternative to mainstream vets are homeopaths. Homeopathy works by getting to the cause of the problem and restoring health in this way. It is neither invasive nor suppressive. Cats have little trouble taking the homeopathic remedies.

So if you want to reduce the likeihood of stomatitis in your cats, if you want to cure any current stomatitis, then consider these two options. Stomatitis in cats doesn’t have to be on the increase.


Madeleine Innocent
Madeleine Innocent

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    9 replies to "Stomatitis in Cats – How to Reverse This"

    • Patty Hanighen

      We have 3 female cats, all age 5. We have 3 litter boxes set up, 1 downstairs and 2 upstairs that we clean on a daily basis. One of our cats is having issues of stooling outside the box. What could be causing this behavior?
      Thank you.

    • Madeleine Innocent

      Cats are very clean animals, so any ‘unclean’ trait means that all is not well and the cat is trying to draw your attention. Check out what you are doing – food, chemicals in the house, unhappy humans, desire to go outside, etc. If they are inside cats, do you have a pot of grass for self medication? Look for changes or unhealthy factors – I always suspect the food first, but there are many causes.

    • Tracy

      I had this problem too when I first got my cat from rescue. He would poo right next to the litter box but not in it. So I started experimenting with different kinds of litter. I found out he is picky! He HATES SCENTED cat litter or even strong smelling natural ones like the feline pine. He likes plain, non scented litters, clumping or non, he doesn’t care, just as long as it is non scented. Ever since I found the litter he likes, he has not done this again in 9 years!

    • grace~shanti

      Re the Cat Litter – the same with my ‘man-cat’. Only the plainest NON perfume litter will get used. Also he does NOT like ones that have ‘hard’ textures even if not perfumed e.g. the ‘crystal type. 🙂

    • UvoUfo

      Patty, I had the same problem with my Punky but discovered that he is overly picky and simply does not want to “share” the litter boxes with my other cats. He would not only poo but also pee out of the “general” boxes (I have 16 cats, so I have several litter boxes). I solved it by placing a box in the bathroom for his exclusive use and it stopped the problem. He learned the command “Go to the bathroom!” fairly quickly and sometimes calls out for me to open the bathroom door for him. Hope it works for you too. Good luck!


    • Rose mabus

      Hello. I have been following your emails and I am wondering. My cat has Somatitis and she is a young 1yr old rescue, having symptoms since about 5 months old. I do want to cure / manage this. Which publication should I purchase to help me and my girl Lily? Thank you

    • Madeleine Innocent

      Brilliant you for taking real measures!. Go for You have an excellent chance of sorting it out permanently.

    • Patte

      So what homeopathic remedies do you recommend?

    • Madeleine Innocent

      Homeopathic remedies are not used like drugs. Stomatitis is a deep and chronic condition that needs skilled and ongoing support.

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