I've had experience with Stomatitus in cats.
It is a terrible, painful disease that will cause a cat to completely stop eating from the pain in its mouth, the lesions/sores can spread to the throat, causing even more pain.
I had to have two cats finally put to sleep years ago from this evil thing.
I started reading everything I could find on this condition, I had made a promise to my first two, that I would take this heartbreaking situation, learn from it, and be better prepared, if I ever had another cat show up with this.
This time I knew what had to be done, and I didn't hesitate...
Sweet Charlie went in for a Full Mouth Tooth Extraction (I didn't want to keep taking him back, for a few teeth at a time).
Cats will actually heal quicker with a FME, there's no abscesses left to create more nasties...
Charlies teeth were all removed, and it was amazing how little of each tooth was actually left.
Charlie had slowly been losing weight, and not wanting to eat with his usual gusto...
Two weeks after surgury, his mouth had already healed, his appetite was back with a vengeance, and he wanted to play again!
Charlie was on canned food, mixed into a soupy consistency for the first two weeks, but surprisingly, he was sneaking dry food very quickly!
Fae, it sounds like you found a Smart Vet, follow all suggestions he/she tells you!
Your Kitty will thank you for taking this step...
I know it's hard for you, but Kitty will not have that horrible pain anymore, and will be so relieved finally!
Wishing you both the best! Keep us posted!
"A Cat must have three different names:
An everyday family name; A particular name;
And the name but the Cat Himself Knows, and will never confess." T.S. Eliot
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