Maddie it's fine. The subject was brought up to benefit everyone.
Opus88- Thanks for your advice. I'll change his food today to canned fish flavour. I'll let you know if he improves after 3 to 4 weeks. I'll also take him to the cat hospital so they can take samples of his scabs and send them off to the lab. I'll speak of an x-ray too. Cheers again!
Thanks Opus. I just looked at the link you gave Taz, and it sure looks like my neighbor's kitty has a "THE INDOLENT ULCER (also called “the rodent ulcer”). I doubt he will let me open his mouth, but I'll have my neighbor when she gets home take a look. Thanks much.
Oh I'm so sorry - I meant to start a new thread and not tailgate your thread! Is there any way to delete this post and start a new one?
I'm watching my elderly lady's cat, and I notice there is a growth on the outside of his mouth (not in the mouth). . My neighbor is 88 years old and doesn't take him to the Vet for check-ups. Kitty is about 12 yeats old. She says he is eating okay and feeling well. The growth is larger than the size of a pea and looks hard. Any ideas. I'd like to feel it, but her cat is a little skiddish and can bite. When she returns, I'll encourage her to get the cat to the Vet. Her daughter and granddaughter can help her.
i just read the page about feline asthma while i was on that site and he's been showing symptoms since we've had him. Huffing and ducking close to the ground with his neck extended. Thought it was hairballs. They spoke of eosinophil on the the page you sent me. Eosinophil was also mentioned on the feline asthma page. Could the two be connected. Am i double diagnosing my poor kitty? :/
Thanks so much for replying! Yeah at the start he had the pink lower lip and it was swollen. I think catnip might be the cause but i'm not sure for certain. I took the catnip toys away about 1 1/2 to 2 weeks ago but the sores have still spreaded. The inside of his top right cheek was very swollen with little ulcers on the inside but the swelling has gone down since then. There are still scabs along the top rim of the lip. However There are new sores and scabs in the left corner of his mouth. We feed him dry food (either kite kat or go cat) because we believe it prevents smelly breath and keeps his teeth from falling out. His breath stinks now though because of this thing. We also give him these tiny treats now and again called rattle and reward ( http://www.rattleandreward.com/ ). We sometimes give him a tiny bit of roast chicken, raw beef, Cooked or raw fish depending on what we're having for dinner. He loves the tomato juice from baked beans, I sometimes let him lick my plate after a meal as a treat if i know he likes the taste. It's going to be very hard to actually pin point exactly what he's allergic to because i can't help but give into his cute little "may i have some too please" gaze. I've checked for fleas and couldn't find any.
hi and welcome, I running out for the remainder of the day but I wanted to send you this writeup with photos read it and examine the photos to see if this resembles what your kitty has, than post again so we can help you out....with more info.
Its usually an allergy to flea bites or to the food, what are you feeding your kitty? I will try to reply later tonight or tomorrow...