Pain Management for Feline Stomatitis

Simon receives laser therapy at Fairgrounds Animal Hospital to provide pain management for feline stomatitis.

What Is Feline Stomatitis?

Feline stomatitis is a severe, painful inflammation of a cat’s mouth and gums. In most cases, the condition causes ulcers to form in the mouth; these ulcers can involve the lips, tongue, gums, and back of the throat. Cats of any age or breed can be affected.

  • Feline stomatitis is a severe, painful inflammation of a cat’s mouth and gums.
  • Dental disease, certain viruses, and some other inflammatory conditions can cause feline stomatitis.
  • The long-term outcome can vary. Many cats require long-term treatment to control the condition.

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Lala’s Laser Story Non Intrusive Pain Management

Born on the streets of Reno, Lala had a rough start to life. She endured a significant amount of physical abuse before her dad came to her rescue. As a result, her right rear leg has always been stiff, and for the most part, useless. She had been getting along just fine though, until October of this year, when she decided to go on a little adventure.

For one whole month, Lala was on the lamb! Her family was worried sick and searching for her relentlessly. When she finally returned, she had injured herself again somehow. Now, in addition to the other side, her left rear leg was stiff, as was her neck. Her back was sore and she could barely move at all.

After some X-rays to check for any broken bones or dislocated joints, Lala’s laser story began when Lala’s dad opted to try laser therapy, in addition to traditional pain medications, to see if it would work for her. Happily, after just a couple of weeks of therapy, Lala started to regain motion of her neck and left rear limb. To our surprise, however, she has even started using her right rear limb! Now Lala just can’t stop. (See video footage below). Laser therapy has provided pain management for Lala. Lala has also stopped taking any type of pain medications.

We love you, Lala! Learn more about laser therapy and find out if your pet would be a good candidate here.