Originally Posted by fatcat
I think that it may be Eosinophillic granuloma (rodent ulcers). I looked around on the web and some of the pictures that I've seen look like what my cat has on his bottom lip.
I wonder if this is infectious as I have a 14 year old cat too. Is there any way to treat this homopathically? Will it spread to other parts of his body or will it just clear up and go away on its own.
EGC isn't infectious, so you don't have to worry about your other cat getting it, unless both cats share the same allergy. It's sometimes idiopathic, meaning no cause is ever established, but more often the result of an allergy to a food, flea bite, or pollen. It may clear up on its own, or it may become much, much worse. Cats can get the granuloma on other parts of their bodies, including internal organs, so it would be best to consult a vet ASAP. The usual treatment is cortisone/prednisone (shots). Our cat's
rodent ulcer cleared up completely after one or two shots of cortisone, but other cats haven't been so lucky.
Although it normally won't clear up the rodent ulcer on its own, one 500 mg capsule of salmon oil with Omega 3 fatty acids daily over a period of up to 6 weeks should help to speed healing. After that, try one 500 mg. capsule weekly for "maintenance". Pierce the capsule and squeeze the oil over your cat's food.