My 3yr old cat has chronic oral inflammatory disease. He is not FIV infected. He has a hard time...
eating dry food and is very picky. Any wet food recommendations that would give him the nutrients and vitamins he needs? Thank you. jessluvsjosiah
He ccould be allergic to his food. Try giving him raw chicken or chicken livers.
I used to have Himalayan cat that would frequently develop sores on her mouth. I was using the plastic serving dishes for her food that were given to me when I got her as a kitten. One day it dawned on me that maybe she was allergic to the dishes, so I started serving her food in stoneware dishes and she never had another sore.
I have battled with this, too. One prescription that works is clindimyicin. Its liquid, does not have to be refridgerated, and is easy to use. While the mouth is inflamed, some type of anti-inflamtory or pain medication helps. I use either Turbogesic (vitamin/pain med from vet), or, in a pinch a baby aspirin. My vet actually recommended using the baby aspirin. (NEVER Tylenol.)
I feed a no grain/high protein dry food that they love, and if necessary, I put some in a small bowl and cover with hot water. Once its soft, some cats prefer this.
I also feed various wet foods (wellness, avo-derm, etc.), and located a canned mackaral by Evangers, that comes with a nice gravy that the cats love. Those with sore mouths will clean it right up. (The food smells a bit like sardines, which attracts many cats, and is better for them than giving them human tuna.)
Last, I, too, believe in raw meats. I can't feed these exclusively, but work them in. I do raw chicken livers a few times a month. They come in a carton with a lot of "juice" and this can be lapped up or syringe fed if necessary. The iron and B's in it can really perk up a cat. (Don't feed it every day, though.)
My cats like small pieces of raw pork (which despite what people think, is safe to feed now that the pigs are inspected by the government), and small pieces of raw chicken and raw turkey.
I don't add any more fish to their diets (since you never know about mercury content), and I never feed beef. This is because their dietary systems are not set up to process beef (they would never take down an cow in the wild!)
If the raw meat is in a "rough grind", the cats with sore mouths can still eat it, usually.
Try lysine, too, an amino acid that helps if you are experiencing a virus of some type. Comes in various forms, like gel, powder, liquid, etc. and its good for them.
There are oral rinses available through your vet, but I have yet to find a cat that will let me use one.
P.S. I run a large cat rescue, so I have had more eperience with this than I would like.
Besides the other suggestions, it would be worth making sure he isn't a chronic feline calicivirus (or to a lesser extent herpes) carrier, as both viruses are known to cause severe gingivostomatitis (oral inflammatory disease). These cats tend to have ruby red inflammed mouths, though can also have ulcerative oral lesions.
...and of course dental disease can give these type of signs.
by Victoria Lynn 3 years ago
Suggestions on what to feed an old cat who isn't eating very well?Any high calorie stuff he might like? he is getting pickier and won't eat things he used to eat.
by ngureco 6 years ago
Should Cat Pets Be Allowed To Feed On Rats Which May Be Infected With Rabies?My Cat Seems To Be Very Proud And Intelligence. It Will Never Feed On Such Things As Rats, Raw Meat, Raw Milk And Vegetables. But This Cat Has No Problem Feeding On Cooked Meat Or Boiled Milk. When It Sees A Rat, It Will...
by Sid Scrib 7 years ago
Should you feed your cat chicken? Raw, or cooked?Best way to pepare the chicken, and which portions should be utilized?
by Lena Welch 7 years ago
What treatments are available for cats with inflammatory bowel disease and/or chronic diarrhea?
by DogAllergyDiva 7 years ago
Just curious what brands folks are feeding thier dogs and why? Have you done much research on what is good for your dog? Do you give much preference to brand based on your dog's breed?
by Edward Zhang 8 years ago
What are the basics to raising a cat? What should I feed it? What should I watch out for?
Copyright © 2019 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
HubPages Inc, a part of Maven Inc.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|