Originally Posted by abnihon
Do certain breeds get this more than others? Samson is a Maine Coon.
Is it genetic? Should I inform the breeder?
Can anyone recommend a really good cat toothpaste? (that cats find tasty to make brushing easier...)
Thanks for sharing your stories!
I guess this is kind of a common disease. Does anyone know what percent of cats have it?
Yes this affects some breeds more than others. I know Maine Coons are one breed and so are Somalis. Yes genetics do play a part. And yes you should most definitely inform the breeder.
My male Somali, Kingston, has stomatitus. It was diagnosed when he was only 10 months old. He is 16 months old now. I brush his teeth every day with the Oxyfresh gel. I know Oxyfresh has helped him.
When I first started using the Oxyfresh I noticed right away the smell of his breath was not as strong. It still stinks just not as strong. Also I slacked off for a few weeks missing some days brushing his teeth and I noticed his gums were bleeding. So I made sure I was brushing his teeth every single day and his gums have not bled since. I really believe that Oxyfresh has helped him.
I also feed Kingston Eukanuba Hairball because it is a dental food and high in fat.
Kingston has been on prednisolone but he currently is not. I know this is going to be life long for him and because he currently is eating good (even gained a pound since his diagnosis)I prefer to wait before we start using prednisolone regularly. Also clindamycin is used regularly for stomatitus kitties.
Teeth extractions do seem to help, I have read in about 60%-80% of cases.