my cat Johnny Mittens has stomatitis too and I have been thinking of using Go Fund me to help him out and add that any extra money left will be donated to an animal charity. I have tried the L=Lysine. My estimate was $700 to $1100 in December and that did not include the blood work. It is sad that Vets seem to care about the dollar sign then trying to give payment plans. I may have to ask CAre Credit for a bigger credit line to do this.
Hi, my cat Pugi was just diagnosed with stomatitis too. Confronted with a $1500 estimate for the surgery, I started researching more about the disease. I wanted to share what I have found with you. I found this site, http://stomatitisincats.com/lily-joined-our-family-in-december-2011 , which talks about one cat's experience. The owner used two products, PlaqueOff for Cats and a L-lysine supplement which seems to have fixed their cat's problem. The PlaqueOff you can only get from Amazon for $35 with free shipping (as of today) and a bottle lasts 6 - 9 months and L-lysine you can get at a pet store. I am going to try this first since it seems to work, is less invasive than the surgery, and costs a lot less. My vet is on board with the treatment since Pugi is eating well, and already gave him the antibiotic injection to get him started. I will say she is doubtful about it working, but is open to try this first since it doesn't look like it will hurt him.
Oh boy. I thought surgery was a month ago. Hope that he is still eating and doing well. It's a terrible disease & my cat had to have this same surgery back in Oct. It was a rough recovery but he is doing great now. Please save your pennies and keep sharing your story to get Piggers better.
So happy that Piggers will finally be able to get the surgery done!!! Please keep me posted on how he's doing afterwards!! Good Lucke Piggers!!!!!! xoxoxo
I am having health issues with my own kitties so I can't spare any cash. I did share the link on several cat-centric sites. Maybe if you walk in with half of the fee in cash some vet will relent and work with on the rest. I hope Piggers gets well.
Keep sharing on FB! Give the Dollar Club an update - I am sure they will be happy to share your info again. It takes a little work but you have to keep sharing. Wishing you all the best. Wish it was more affordable.
I'm so happy for you and your little guy Krisanne! Sounds like he's hungry! Somethings helping him...and love goes a long way!
Thanks for helping him, may I please suggest removing the canned food and putting it on a flat plate so it's easier for him to get at? Cats do not like their whiskers touching the sides of dishes when they eat. I'm in the same boat with two cats with stomatitis needing dental - please make sure it's not just any vet but an Oral Vet surgeon that is doing this because unless they do radiograph X-rays etc, they can leave behind bone fragments, not know about reabsorbed teeth etc., etc. etc. Boost up his immune system at the moment by the Bone Broth recipe (can be found on line) and Transfactor Feline Complete for Felines. Good luck with Piggers and thanks for doing this!