Although my cat regularly sees her veterinarian, I would like your opinion on a certain matter. My cat, Phoebe, is 6 years old and she has severe periodontal disease. She has had laser surgery 3 times on her gums in the last 2 years and has also been treated with Clavamox and Prednisone, but her situation has not improved. Her appetite ranges from average to poor and there are days at a time when she will refuse all food (moist and dry); Pro Plan and Eukanuba dry foods are left out 24 hours a day for her. There are times when her gums will bleed slightly and become pale (anemia?) and at the present time, she has two ulcers that have formed on her top gum line. In your opinion, should laser surgery be continued to control her discomfort? Would you recommend having her teeth pulled since it is so progressive? Are there any other medications that might allevate her symptoms? I would appreciate your input.
It sounds like your pet has stomatitis. I recommend that you try steroids such as depo-medrol. It is important to keep the teeth clean and in extreme cases the teeth need to be pulled. Periodic ab's will also help. vetcare