Cats Community
cat with sore and swollen upper lip for 6 months now
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding your pet cats!

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

cat with sore and swollen upper lip for 6 months now

My cat has had a sore on the top of her mouth for over 8 months. We have been to the Vet, and she is on Prednizone now for 5 months-no hlep. They suggested stainless bowl, so we go that, then change cat food to their prescription and she has been on 2 of them. It is a swollen upper lip which seems to have a blister on the "thick part of the lip"
Related Discussions
4 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
874521_tn?1424120397
hi and welcome, I hope we can help you and kitty out with some answers. allergies to diet can cause many symptoms. I will give you a site with some pictures for you to compare, kitties blister could well be ECG or eosinophilic granuloma complex....indolent ulcer.
look at that particular photo and see if you think it compares to your kitties and read what the site has to say than we'll discuss further okay.

www.ivis.org/proceedings/hills/felinemed/hill1.pdf
Blank
874521_tn?1424120397
here is another site for you to look at indolent ulcers of the lip.....
these sites give good information however I do NOT agree with the steroid therapy...this can lead to diabetes in cats and/or many other diseases.....there are other ways to treat more holistically...

http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_eosinophilic_granuloma.html
Blank
587315_tn?1333556383
Hi, IMO 8 mos is a VERY long time w/ no improvement.  I would definitely ask about a biopsy to see what this actually is.  If you can, see a veterinary dermatologist.  You and your kitty need some answers.  This biopsy will give you the answers you need, and that way you'll be able to give the correct meds that will actually help the problem.  Prednisone, is a "band aid" when the vet doesn't know what's wrong and not good for your cat long term.  There are many dangerous side effects/problems this drug can cause long-term.

I hope you get the answers that you and your kitty deserve!  Wishing you well!

ZQ
Blank
134578_tn?1404951303
I'd suggest eusinophilic granuloma, as well.  It can be tested and if found to be full of eusinophiles,  you have your answer.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
MedHelp Health Answers
Recent Activity
134578_tn?1404951303
Blank
AnnieBrooke 6 more days of second grade... Comment
5 hrs ago
406584_tn?1399591666
Blank
10356, Jade59, jugglin, and dominosarah commented on stilltrying1965's status
5 hrs ago
6990909_tn?1416931513
Blank
jugglin commented on photo
9 hrs ago
Top Cats Answerers
874521_tn?1424120397
Blank
opus88
Canada..., SK
587315_tn?1333556383
Blank
zodiacqueen
VA
242912_tn?1402547092
Blank
Jade59
CA
7052683_tn?1392942395
Blank
CML2014
highland beach, FL
506791_tn?1350343103
Blank
Piparskeggr
Saint Mary's County, MD
495284_tn?1333897642
Blank
dominosarah
City of Dominatrix, MN
Cats Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Cats Answerers
874521_tn?1424120397
Blank
opus88
Canada..., SK
587315_tn?1333556383
Blank
zodiacqueen
VA
242912_tn?1402547092
Blank
Jade59
CA
7052683_tn?1392942395
Blank
CML2014
highland beach, FL
506791_tn?1350343103
Blank
Piparskeggr
Saint Mary's County, MD
495284_tn?1333897642
Blank
dominosarah
City of Dominatrix, MN