Has anyone's cat or dog have stomatitis & have to get all their teeth pulled? My cat is having dental surg this morning.
Stomatitis is inflammation in the mouth of cat or dogs. The term refers to any inflammatory process affecting the mucous membranes of the mouth and lips, with or without oral ulceration and can affect a cat or dog's throat, as well as, their entire gastrointestinal track. The inflammation can be caused by conditions in the mouth itself, such as poor oral hygiene, dietary protein deficiency, or from mouth burns and scars from food or drinks, toxic plants, or by conditions that affect the entire body, such as medications, allergic reactions, radiation therapy, or infections. We are having Oreo get her teeth extracted today in an effort to stop this chronic condition. Oreo cannot eat or drink unless she gets steroid shots every 4 weeks. Stomatitis is very painful. My poor kitty. I hope that this surgery does what the vet claims it does for most to stop this chronic condition.