Important info about feline chronic gingivostomatitis

December 9th, 2020 at 9:37 am EDT
Hello Friend,

Hope you are doing well today!

Today's newsletter involves this very difficult to treat mouth/dental condition of cats which means chronic, severe inflammation of the inside of the mouth and the gums..

In general we are seeing more chronic inflammatory conditions than in the past, and ideally we are preventing them in the first place.

Decreasing the number of inflammatory triggers ( ie vaccines), feeding a species appropriate diet ( ie animal protein to your cat, and NO kibble), along with certain supplements ( ie probiotics, colostrum) may help.

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Cat with FCGS (Feline Chronic Gingivostomatitis)
Important information about feline chronic gingivostomatitis

Source: Winn Feline Foundation

Feline Chronic Gingivostomatitis (FCGS) or Stomatitis affects up to 11 million cats in the US.

This condition involves significant inflammation and widespread involvement of mouth structures such as gingiva, mucosa and may involve the tongue and palatoglossal arches (shown in image). FCGS can be a very painful condition in many cats leading to halitosis, drooling, lack of grooming, and decreased appetite.

It’s highly correlated with Calicivirus infection, which is why it can affect more than one cat in a multi-cat household. Unfortunately, there’s currently no treatment for this infection.

While pain medication and immunosuppressant therapy (steroids or cyclosporine) can provide some relief, it’s not a cure and has long term consequences.

Full mouth tooth extraction is recommended for severe cases, but about a third of cats don’t respond. Additional therapies are being evaluated and Winn-funded research (MT12-002 and MT17-008) has led the way on a promising new treatment avenue.

Allogenic stem cell therapy has shown significant promise for these refractory cases, with 70% of affected cats showing significant improvement and many are cured.

If your cat has been diagnosed with FCGS, and you would be interested in participating in the study, or if you would like to learn more about this study and treatment, this treatment, DentaHeal™, is currently available as a clinical trial from VetCell Therapeutics 

Stem cell therapy isn’t as effective with early intervention, therefore the treatment's availability is for refractory cases.

For more information about FCGS, you can learn what to do next when your cat has been diagnosed with this condition.

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Best Wishes,

Dr Andrew Jones, DVM
P.S. In veterinary practice this is one of the most frustrating and difficult to treat cat conditions.

Alternatively I have seen some cats respond to oral Cannabidiol, and occasionally EGCG (green tea flavonoid), but generally only a smaller percentage.

P.P.S. If you are wanting to KEEP your cat healthy, and naturally support their Urinary, Joint, and Immune systems, then I suggest you try this..

DISCLAIMER: This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your own veterinarian. Dr Andrew Jones resigned from the College of Veterinarians of B.C. effective December 1 2010, meaning he cannot answer specific questions about your pet's medical issues or make specific medical recommendations for your pet.

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