|Slinky, as photographed by Furry Photos|
Slinky was given an anti-inflammatory jab of Depredil and a 10 day course of antibiotics - a blend of spiramycin and metromedizole called Stomogyl. Spiramycin is an antibiotic specific for mouth and gum problems. Pilling Slinky hasn't been easy!
We also learned about a new gum disease. We mentioned in our tooth-brushing post about gingivitis and peridontitis but there is another one, apparently also quite common. It is called ensinophilic gingivitis stomatis, related to lmyphomatic/plasmacytic gingivitis stomatitis. This disease causes a recurring case of what Slinky went through, and requires regular Depredil jabs. Its behaviour is similar to seasonal allergies, not always there but happens regularly in bouts.
We hope Slinky's case is a one off one and not ensinophilic! Will be monitoring her - she has been eating well again, and no longer hurts and yowls when we touch her cheeks. Then we will be resuming tooth-brushing for her to keep gingivitis at bay.
In the meantime, us pet owners go paranoid about it all. So yes, we know what you go through when your own pet gets sick!
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