Feline stomatitis is a mouth disease that is occurring in cats at an increasingly younger age. When infected with this disease the mouth becomes inflamed and red. There is swelling, pain, rawness, sensitivity and in certain cases ulcers. If left untreated teeth can become loose and could potentially be removed.
Feline stomatitis has become more common in the last fifty odd years. Two major factors in a cat’s health have changed and are the causes behind increased rates of stomatitis: diet and veterinary care.
Naturally, cats are hunters and therefore they are supposed to use their teeth to tear into and crunch up flesh. These tear and crunch movements clean a cat’s teeth and massage their gums which maintain the health of the mouth. Modern commercial cat food does not provide the correct texture for a cat to use his/her teeth appropriately. However, beyond the texture, most modern cat foods lack appropriate nutrients.
Veterinary care has changed over the last few decades. Many veterinarians are less concerned with helping animals and more concerned with making a profit. Like most doctors, a veterinarian’s first solution to any ailment is medication which has several negative side effects.
Another issue with medication is that it does not always fix the problem. In the case of stomatitis a cat will eventually have his/her teeth removed. However, there are alternative options that can prevent a cat from ever having to go under the knife.
The alternatives are much less drastic, not dangerous at all and are much more cost expensive. First, sort out the diet, whatever the stage of the problem, this is a priority. Unless you have to act immediately because your cat won’t eat, it is best to wait and see what effect this has. In many cases, it can completely cure the problem.
If the condition is dire, if your cat is in too much pain to eat, then you need to provide some treatment. The best curative treatment for feline stomatitis, as for any other condition, is homeopathic. This approach treats the unique expression of your cat’s ails, is gentle, non-toxic, easy to administer and most important of all, is effective by stimulating the immune system.
And the icing on the cake is that the treatment is well within the financial scope of most people.”
To conclude, though feline stomatitis may be an increasing problem, a cat does not have to suffer if properly taken care of. Consider a cat’s diet. What food do they eat naturally? Also, do not be afraid to take a cat to a veterinarian, however, remember that they may have ulterior motives.