BABY FACE NELSON’S STORY
Baby Face Nelson was dropped off with another furbaby at Cats Are Us last week. They were tied inside a pillowcase together. Baby Face Nelson had wounds on either side. They appeared to be where a dog had grabbed him in his mouth. Off the vet he went and is getting better but it is slow go as you can see from the photos. Baby Face is a sweet guy and has a great disposition.
Our little girl, Sweety has Stomatitis. Stoma is Latin for ‘mouth,’ and itis means ‘inflammation.’ Feline stomatitis is also called by other tongue-twisting medical terms including lymphocytic-plasmacytic stomatitis, feline chronic gingivostomatitis, immune-mediated feline refractory stomatitis, and feline generalized oral inflammatory disease. All of those names describe exactly the same disease.
To cats, however, the condition, no matter what it’s called, means a very painful, serious and chronic oral disease. Feline stomatitis is thought to be autoimmune in nature. The feline immune system seems to overreact to dental plaque around a cat’s teeth, triggering inflammation in the tissues of the mouth. The problem also occurs on the back of the throat at the oral pharynx, and even underlying bone in the mouth can become inflamed or infected. Stomatitis inflammation appears externally in the mouth as angry, red, swollen tissue.
In order for Sweety to feel better and to be able to eat; most of her teeth will have to be pulled. Her vet bill will be around $350.00
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