I have a 8 year old kitty who was diagnosed with feline stomatitis
There is no single cause of feline stomatitis. Dental disease (particularly periodontal disease) is commonly implicated as a cause of stomatitis in cats. Periodontal disease results from the accumulation of plaque (bacteria) on and around the teeth, which causes inflammation involving the gums and tooth support structures.He is FeLV, FIV , and bartonellosis negative. There is no plaque teeth (what's left: 4 pulled 3 month ago because of stomatitis). My vet says that it is probably my kitty's "immune system attacks its own oral tissues as an abnormal response to bacteria in the mouth."
In many cases, the cause is assumed to be immune mediated, meaning that the cat’s immune system attacks its own oral tissues as an abnormal response to bacteria in the mouth. Other medical conditions that can be associated with stomatitis include infection with viruses [such as feline leukemia virus (FeLV), feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), and calicivirus] and bartonellosis. LINK
3 months ago, the vet gave him a steroid shot and put him on clindamycin liquid twice a day and call him if I notice any changes to re-treat him. Clindamycin dosing was a struggle then but we got through it! Kitty recovered nicely - his normal self: playing with my other 2 kitties and eating well.
Then I noticed he was weird a day ago (vet said that this was a chronic condition and call when you see him acting differently - he's thinking he may have to pull the rest of his teeth). So I did so yesterday. Another steroid shot and Clindamycin 2X a day.
Here's my problem--- when I gave him a dose he fought and I got a drop or 2 on my hand. I tasted it and IT TASTES HORRIBLE!!!!! No wonder he fights me! Tonite (after I wrapped him papoose style) he was able to struggle enough to be able to bite me.
I'm afraid of my own infection! Though it wasn't in a place where it was a deep puncture wound (I squeezed the wound periodically and hubby poured peroxide when I told him to).
Here's where I need some help. Does anyone know of a way to get him wrapped up enough that he won't bite me? A device, a procedure - anything that would make it easier for me to help my critter. Thanks !
10:29 PM PT: THANK YOU to all who responded. I knew if I posted a concern about a critter here on DKos, I'd get other critter lovers to respond! Thank you again!