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.

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Madeleine Innocent

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