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Old August 10th, 2013, 03:53 AM
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Cats reaction to coconut oil

My cat Simon has feline stomatisis. We recently found out about coconut oil and thought it might help him so 3 days ago I started giving it to him in his food. His mouth seems to hurt less, but he's sleeping a lot and his meow is really raspy. I'm wondering if this could be a negative side effect (like an allergy or something?) to the oil, or if this is part of the process for his body adjusting to it. Has anyone had a similar situation? I'm not sure whether to continue with the oil since it does seem to be relieving the pain, or take him off of it.
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Old August 10th, 2013, 09:43 AM
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Did your vet tell you to use coconut oil as a treatment?
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Old August 10th, 2013, 09:57 AM
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I don't have experience with stomatisis however we do (my parents) have a fur baby , Fibrizo, with a permanent ulceration in his gums that has caused him a lot of pain through his life. We give him coconut oil and it seems to help him but he didn't present any of the other symptoms that you mention with Simon. More of their cats are on coconut oil and it has helped them from bad breath to joint pain. As I said it helps it's not a magical panacea either but it sure has a lot of useful properties.
I would talk to your vet because the lack of voice could be a respiratory infection that maybe was oportunistic due to Simon's problem. Just a theory. Could be the oil. Yoshimi had a voice problem and it turned out to be a viral disease but she was treated, now my white fluff is fine. So as you see there could be many reasons and poir Simon is in pain.
Get better Simon, stronger and healthier
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Old August 10th, 2013, 12:09 PM
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Welcome to pets.ca, khager !

There is a very specialized online 'forum' just for stomatitis.

It is a group of people with a single focus: feline stomatitis. It has been up and running for the past 9 years and has a membership of over 1000 members - that's also 1000 cats!

That group keeps on top of all the latest treatments.......and clinical trials, too.

In fact, there is one drug trial now announced on their homepage.

That's undoubtedly where you'll get good answers to your coconut oil question.


You'll find that group here: http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/F...ec=group&slk=2

Get yourself a new email addy (Yahoo is good) before you join up - it's a busy group - that will help you manage the info flow easier.

Keep us updated!
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Old August 10th, 2013, 04:00 PM
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My vet didn't tell us to use it, she told us the only thing she can do is a $2000 surgery that I can't afford. Since I've seen people say it worked for mouth sores I figured it might relieve some of the pain, which it really has.


Thank you Rustycat! I'm not sure how I missed a whole group about it, every time I go looking for new information it's all very old forums that are no longer active. I'll definitely go check it out and see what they have to say
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Old August 10th, 2013, 06:52 PM
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Two of my cats had stomatisis, after two or more trips to have teeth pulled out, the vet said they all had to go. Both are doing great.
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Old August 10th, 2013, 07:05 PM
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My vet didn't tell us to use it, she told us the only thing she can do is a $2000 surgery that I can't afford. Since I've seen people say it worked for mouth sores I figured it might relieve some of the pain, which it really has.


Thank you Rustycat! I'm not sure how I missed a whole group about it, every time I go looking for new information it's all very old forums that are no longer active. I'll definitely go check it out and see what they have to say
I think it's awful is cost so much to get help for a pet and feel this is why so many pet end up in a shelter. I hope your cat will feel better .
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