WHAT?S THAT SORE ON MY CAT?S FACE?

Rodent ulcer might sound like a rat?s disease, but it?s common in cats, and there are simple things you can do to help clear it up.

By Helen Jablonski

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If your cat is living with recurring sores on its mouth, lips or chin, it might be suffering from eosinophilic granuloma complex (EGC), also called rodent ulcer.

Rodent ulcer sounds like something a rat might get from worrying too much, but it’s actually a common inflammatory skin condition that affects cats. It’s believed that farmers coined this name years ago when they thought their cats got mouth sores from eating or being bitten by diseased rats.

Experts now know that rodent ulcer, which is part of EGC, actually is related to allergies or hypersensitivity diseases and has no connection to rats.

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Earlgrey    New York, NY

12/24/2014 4:59:41 AM

I cured my cats naturally of mouth sores and this also works for other illness :

- rub 2% foodgrade Lugol's Iodine on the infected area twice a day for one week then once a day with a Q-tip-apply more often if severe infection

LINK

- add 3 drops of foodgrade Lugol's in a small bowl of water daily for 3 months then 2X a week, if cats very ill- daily

- sprinkle half cap 200mcg 3X a month in food

- sprinkle some psyllium husk powder once a week on food

- foodgrade DE on food daily for 2 months then 1X a week
LINK

- Cod Liver oil by Nordic Naturals

- clean cats teeth with olive oiled Q-tip

- Nutrex Bioastin 12MG Hawaiian Astaxanthin- 2X a week on food
LINK

- Weruva Cat food

- Do not vaccinate pets- vaccines cause cancer

- Do not give antibiotics to cats, cause parasite overgrowth

Earmites:

Zymox

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Jisoo    New York, NY

12/24/2014 2:34:04 AM

I cured my cats naturally:
- rub 2% foodgrade Lugol's Iodine on the infected area twice a day for one week then once a day with a Q-tip
- add 3 drops of food grade Lugol's in a small bowl of water daily
- sprinkle half cap 200mcg 1X a week in a large amount of dry food-
- sprinkle some psyllium husk powder once a week on food
- DE on food daily for 2 months then 2X a week
- Cod Liver oil by Nordic Naturals
- I clean my cats teeth with olive oil q-tip

Jellybean    Key Colony, FL

3/27/2011 2:27:59 PM

I think it's all the Genetically Modified corn in the cat food!! 80% of corn grown in the US is from Monsanto Corporation. Please research this!! ( LINK AND LINK AND LINK " We therefore conclude that our data strongly suggests that these GM maize varieties induce a state of hepatorenal toxicity....These substances have never before been an integral part of the human or animal diet and therefore their health consequences for those who consume them, especially over long time periods are currently unknown."

Linda    Little Rock, AR

6/9/2009 1:44:59 PM

My kitty, 1 1/2 has come up with this big sore covering her whole chin almost. I am not sure what it is. Its almost healed now, but it is itching her, and wants me to scratch it for her since she cant. I am trying to get some medicine to put on it to make it stop itching. Help. Any home remedies?

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