Taj Mahal is my purebred 5-year old Persian Blue Smoke extreme. Since Tajee was 6-months a cortisone protocol has been administered by our vet to treat an undiagnosed reoccuring genetic swollen mouth and lip sore problem. I have tried crushing lysine into his food, but it must have a bitter taste since he will leave most of it all over his food mat. The sores look a lot like herpes simplex #1. Antibiotics do not work and the cortisone is the quickest remedy. The breeder closed her doors because several of her felines have this congenital disorder. A few different vets have looked at him, but the diagnosis is the same. I can provide medical records. My vet said that this is something that veterinary science has not conclusively established the root cause. I am concerned that we will have to extract teeth since it has moved to inside the mouth as well as the lip area. Apparently, it seems to move from side to side on his mouth, lips and gum line. I use soft music to establish a serene enviornment for him and try to keep him restive. He lives inside only, but monitors the patio area since strays visit the area in the middle of the night endlessly howling and causing him some distress. Do you know of anything that can be given to Taj for the mouth sore issue? Sometimes, our vet will make him wait to get the shot as the problem has increased with more frequency (every 3 - 4 months). This appearance seems painful for Taj so I really don't know what else can be done. Thank you for reading this concern.
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10/28/06 at 11:40am