Natural Treatment for Stomatitis in Cats
Stomatitis (Lymphocytic Plasmacytic Stomatitis) is an autoimmune inflammatory condition where a cat's mouth develops a hypersensitivity to bacterial plaque. The cat's body forms antibodies to its own tissues and attacks itself. Stomatitis is a very painful condition for your cat and similar to other autoimmune diseases, recognizing the symptoms, early intervention and avoiding triggers (that can set off flare ups) can greatly control the progression of the disease. Some common triggers are exposure to vaccines, environmental chemicals, stress, and food allergens.
Symptoms of Stomatitis can include:
- Cat not wanting to eat (anorexia)
- Bleeding from gums or mouth
- Plaque and tartar accumulation
Stomatitis causes painful cat mouth sores to form on the lips, gums and inside the kitty's oral mucosal tissues. It is a progressive condition and may appear to be dental disease or gingivitis in the early stages. Taking a holistic approach to improve the cat's immune system and address underlying viral conditions early can yield the best results. Conventional veterinary treatments for stomatitis can provide short-term temporary relief but long-term the cat's immune system needs support. Steroid shots and antibiotics can help initially but are not a viable long-term solution. A drastic solution is often to remove most of the cat's teeth known as full mouth extraction (FME). Many cat owners report that even after full mouth extraction and all of their cat's teeth are removed, the cat continues to suffer from red, painful gums. This is because the underlying autoimmune condition has not been addressed. You can help your cat's stomatitis and progression of this autoimmune condition with diet changes and a few cat mouth sore remedies. The sooner you start, the more likely you will see results as this is a progressive condition that gets worse over time.
Stomatitis Vs. Gingivitis in Cats
Chronic diseases of the teeth and gums are quite common in cats. Studies report that as many as 85% of cats over three years of age suffer from some form of dental disease. Most dental diseases are caused by plaque and tartar, but others are linked to viral or autoimmune diseases. Some feline viruses are linked to dental disease. Chronic viruses weaken a cat's immune system and may predispose them to gingivitis and stomatitis. Cats with feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), feline leukemia virus (FeLV), or feline calicivirus (FCV) should be closely monitored for tooth and gum problems.
Dental diseases such as stomatitis and gingivitis in cats may cause severe pain and discomfort. They may cause a cat to stop eating, which can lead to a variety of other health problems. Both stomatitis and gingivitis in cats may present with very similar symptoms, but they are two conditions with different causes. Left untreated, stomatitis can lead to gingivitis and feline periodontal disease. So, what is the difference between gingivitis and stomatitis?
- Gingivitis is the inflammation of the gums. It is the beginning of dental disease in a cat's mouth. Bacteria on the teeth form a biofilm coating that can harden into plaque and migrate under the gumline. This can lead to bacterial infection and inflammation. Bad breath will coincide with swelling and redness at the gumline. The gums may bleed, causing discomfort and loss of appetite.
- Stomatitis, also known as Lymphocytic Plasmacytic Gingivostomatitis Complex (LPGC), is inflammation of the mucous lining in the mouth. The inflammation spreads from the gums to other areas of the mouth including the tongue, lips, the roof of the mouth and commonly extends to the back of the mouth and into deeper tissues. Stomatitis is a "tooth-plaque allergy" and the cat’s immune system may be responding too aggressively to the bacteria and plaque in the mouth. Mouth ulcers and lesions can form throughout the mouth. It can be extremely painful and cats will often have difficulty eating, drool excessively and paw at the mouth. The pain may lead to anorexia and other health conditions.
Pumpkin's Stomatitis Got Better
This is Pumpkin who has been using your supplements (Immune Harmony, Power Probiotic, QuentaSAN / NotaSAN and Silver Support Spray), for about 8 months or more. He has Stomatitis, rodent ulcers, and many autoimmune issues. He has not had ANY flare ups since using the products, switching his food, and taking him off steroids which the Vet kept him on. Again, I think you more than anything...He is my angel, and you have given me the chance at giving him the healthy life he deserves. Thank you." - Cassandra, Florida
How To Treat Stomatitis In Cats Naturally
Stomatitis can be a very painful condition, and as with other autoimmune diseases, early intervention using a holistic approach can make a tremendous difference. Holistic treatments (e.g. diet changes and a few home remedies) can be used along with conventional medications prescribed by your veterinarian (e.g. antibiotics and steroids). While the best time to get started is when the kitty is first diagnosed, Ask Ariel has had reported improvement for cats even after they have had a full mouth extraction (FME). Many cat owners will do the full mouth extraction and while initially the cat's symptoms such as pain, redness, drooling improve (because the source of the allergy attack--plaque on teeth is removed), the underlying autoimmune disease (and digestive issues) are still present.
Stomatitis is directly linked to allergies. Stomatitis is also referred to as "tooth plaque allergy" whereby the cat develops an allergy to its own plaque. Thus, it is essential to reduce the cat's allergic reaction and change the cat's diet to eliminate food allergens. Supplements such as the Immune Support Kit, Power Probiotic and AllerEaze can not only support a cat's immune system, but quiet the allergic reaction naturally. These supplements in combination with a hypoallergenic diet can finally give the kitty much needed relief. Why is the source of the "allergy attack" in the mouth? The mouth represents the beginning of the digestive tract so when cats eat foods they don't digest well either due to food allergies and/or poor quality food, it causes a great deal of inflammation, triggering a flareup in the mouth. Reducing inflammation by feeding your cat a hypoallergenic, grain-free, low carbohydrate diet and using supplements to improve digestion can only help. Many cats use our holistic treatment program for stomatitis and have improved digestion, better periodontal health, improved breath, reduced pain and discomfort. You can help your cat by controlling the progression of autoimmune disease using supplements that promote dental hygiene, reducing redness, infection and inflammation.
Max and Sasha's Stomatitis Got Better
“I adopted my 2 kitties, Max and Sasha, who had been neglected in their previous home. I took them to the vet and found out that Max was suffering from a severe case of stomatitis and Sasha also had a mild case of stomatitis. For almost a year, Max suffered through rounds of antibiotics and steroid shots, trying to calm his symptoms just so he'd be able to eat. Then I found AskAriel, where I read the section about stomatitis. I received a food recommendation from Ask Ariel that I was able to find in my local pet store. I also started giving the kitties Power Probiotic for Pets, Colostrum for Pets, Immune Harmony, and QuentaSAN. A year later, the kitties visited the vet and she was thoroughly impressed with Max and Sasha. She said she didn't see anything unusual...no redness, no sores, no buildup on the teeth or anything! I now have two of the happiest kitties on the planet! Thanks for such amazing products!" - Angie (with Max and Sasha), Louisiana
Use Supplements To Reduce Stomatitis Symptoms And Support Your Cat's Immune SystemThe goal of the supplements is to reduce symptoms such as redness in the mouth, pain and discomfort, infection and inflammation. This can be accomplished with remedies that support intestinal health and immunity that modulate (not overstimulate) the immune system. It is very important to be careful with the supplements you use for stomatitis. There is a misconception that if a cat has an autoimmune disorder, that you need to use supplements to stimulate the immune system. In fact, the opposite is true. When cats have an autoimmune disease, the cat's immune system is overstimulated to such an extent that the cat's body forms antibodies to its own tissues and attacks itself. Thus using supplements that might be helpful for cats with a weakened immune system might actually make the condition worse. Ask Ariel has treated cats with stomatitis, IBD, Pillow Paw, rodent ulcers and other autoimmune conditions with much success as our supplements help your kitty by reducing inflammation and controlling bacteria and viruses naturally.
Immune Support Kit
The Immune Support Kit Is An Effective, Easy To Use Home Remedy For Cats With Stomatitis
Contains three tasteless, natural remedies. These three remedies deliver fast relief for your pet's autoimmune symptoms (e.g. Stomatitis or Pillow Paw) and are easy to administer. These mouth sore home remedies provide relief by calming infection and inflammation. They help modulate and support your pet's natural immune response rather than overstimulating it the way many supplements can. When cat's mouths are inflamed or have red ulcers, it is very difficult to administer medication by syringe. These tasteless home remedies can be mixed into a little bit of soupy food making it easier to administer.
NOT Drops - Natural homeopathic formula that fights infection and supports your pet's immune system. Controls harmful bacteria and restores gut flora balance, improving digestive symptoms and immune function. Gentle, easy to administer and safe for long-term use.
QUENT Drops - Natural homeopathic formula that fights viruses and infection, especially targeting the lung and upper respiratory system. Autoimmune disorders in cats especially often involve underlying viruses so using the NOT Drops and QUENT Dropstogether is very effective in treating autoimmune disease in pets.
Silver Immune Support - Silver Immune Support is an all-natural, easy to use remedy to help your pet recover from a bacterial infection or viral flare-up. It is a broad-spectrum antimicrobial and well tolerated even by tiny pets. In addition to the Immune Support Kit, these other home remedies are helpful for cats with autoimmune conditions and stomatitis:
Power Probiotic - The best probiotic for pets! Backed by scientific research, this powerful multi-strain formula promotes the growth of healthy bacteria in the mouth and digestive tract - critical for your kitty's immune system. If your cat has been on antibiotics or steroids, the friendly bacteria are killed, further weakening your cat's ability to handle the stomatitis. That is why at first when steroids and antibiotics are given, your cat's mouth is better but eventually the infection returns. Power Probiotic is safe, natural and contains NO FILLERS!
Immune Harmony - Contains a unique patented sterol supplement that provides long-term immune support. Very helpful for pets with viruses, autoimmune disease and cancer. Very well tolerated by cats. Use with other supplements that help to readily relieve autoimmune symptoms, while this remedy helps to support the long-term health of your pet's immune system.
AllerEaze - Many holistic veterinarians refer to the ingredients (quercetin & nettles) as nature’s own Benadryl. Since stomatitis is an allergy to the plaque on the teeth, AllerEaze helps to calm the inflammatory response.
Happy Paws Organic Hemp Extract -
is an organic anti-inflammatory liquid. Controlling inflammation can help to decrease the swelling in the mouth and gums to reduce the pain associated with eating. The ingredients in Happy Paws are being researched for their beneficial effects on stomatitis. Anecdotal reports include reduced pain, inflammation and discomfort. The World Health Organization (WHO) has found no adverse health effects from the use of hemp extract. Each 1oz bottle contains 550mg of full spectrum hemp extract in an unflavored all-natural coconut oil base. 100% organic. Made in the USA. Professional veterinary strength.
Diet For Cats With Stomatitis
Certain food allergens can worsen inflammation. Many cat owners might not realize that many foods (even the highest quality, grain-free, premium diets) are contributing to the stomatitis condition. Dry food, for example, is made with starchy carbohydrates which convert to sugar. Cats are carnivores and the carbohydrates just weaken their immune system, triggering an auto-immune reaction. It can be upsetting to realize that most cat foods contain ingredients that are worsening your cat's condition but there is hope as once the offending foods are eliminated, the inflammation can greatly subside. Cats with stomatitis need a species-appropriate, low carbohydrate, hypoallergenic, carnivorous diet. There isn't a "one diet is best" because each kitty has its own history of health issues. Diet changes are critical for treating stomatitis so please be sure to include your cat’s diet on the order form at checkout. Our nutritionist will include a diet suggestion for your cat on the packing slip that comes with your product directions.
Why Use Ask Ariel Supplements To Help Your Pet With Stomatitis?
Many pet owners have seen the benefits of using supplements on their own health and now want the same for their pets. Our premium, natural pet supplements have been used successfully in veterinary hospitals since 2005. Ask Ariel's remedies are selected based on quality, scientific research and proven results. Stomatitis can recur and giving your pet supplements specifically for this condition will support your pet's immunity and help reduce the likelihood of recurrence. A holistic approach with supplements and diet changes (FREE diet tips on the packing slip with your order) will give your pet the best chance of healing and recovery. Many veterinarians have seen the proven results of our products with their patients which is why Ask Ariel pet supplements are veterinary recommended nationwide.
If you have questions about which products to use, please feel free to email us at Support@AskAriel.com.
How can I treat my cat’s stomatitis at home?
Natural holistic treatments including diet changes and supplements can help you treat your cat’s stomatitis at home. Stomatitis is a progressive autoimmune condition, where a cat’s mouth develops a hypersensitivity to bacterial plaque. Food allergies and a weakened immune system are thought to be contributing factors and can trigger flareups. Stomatitis, also referred to as tooth plaque allergy – can be helped by reducing the triggers - feeding a hypoallergenic, novel protein diet and using natural supplements to help modulate the cat’s immune system.
Can stomatitis in cats be cured?
Stomatitis is an inflammatory autoimmune condition in a cat’s mouth. It is a progressive condition that can worsen over time. There is not a cure for stomatitis, but holistic treatment can help to manage flare-ups and reduce the severity of symptoms, such as mouth pain, sores, bleeding gums, bad breath, infection and inflammation.
How long can a cat live with stomatitis?
While stomatitis is a painful, chronic condition, holistic treatments can help to manage the symptoms, enabling your cat to live a normal life. Natural supplements combined with a hypoallergenic diet can help your cat avoid stomatitis flare ups, which can trigger bleeding gums, ulcers, inflammation and anorexia. Poor digestion, food allergies and low-quality food all impair a cat’s digestion. Since the mouth is the beginning of the digestive tract, improving a cat’s stomatitis symptoms involves improving the cat’s digestive process overall. Many pet owners have used holistic treatments along with conventional veterinary care from their veterinarian to help their cats with stomatitis live to their full life expectancy.
What should I feed my cat with stomatitis?
Cats are carnivores and need a high moisture diet. The best diets for cats are low in carbohydrates, feeding a novel protein. A natural, hypoallergenic diet can help your cat with the symptoms of stomatitis. Cats with stomatitis may have several health issues occurring simultaneously with the stomatitis so there isn’t one diet for stomatitis that works well for all cats. Based on the information you provide on your order form, we include free diet tips for cats with stomatitis on the packing slip that comes in your package.
What does stomatitis look like?
Feline stomatitis inflames and thickens the mucosal tissue in the mouth and gums, resulting in redness, ulcerations, and bleeding in the mouth cavity. It can look like ulcers or blisters. Many cats with stomatitis will paw at their mouths and not want to eat because of the pain. Stomatitis also causes drooling, bad breath and weight loss. Some cats with stomatitis also experience tooth resorption.