|Purred: Wed Nov 24, '10 6:44pm PST |
|Well, first I would look at getting another vet. I just read up on this, and there is alot more to this, than what your vet told your husband, alot more, and alot you can do, and dental treats, is not, one of them.
I would also ask for a CBC and Wellness blood panel, to see if any other values are not normal, and I would ask the vet to test for Bartonella, its a seperate blood test, they have to specificly test for it.
It says it can occur as young as 3-5 months, and there are usually lesions, which if I understood it right, they have to examine this under sedation, to do it properly. It also says, kitties don't eat as well, as they are in pain, which you mentioned he doesn't eat like he normally did.
I think before you go trying toothpastes or oral stuff, I would first find out, exactly, what he has.
As far as the L-Lysine, which the article did mention that, if the kitty is 9 lbs or under, he should only be getting 250 mgs once a day, over 9 lbs, 250 mgs twice a day, or 500 mgs once a day. It goes by the kitties weight, kittens would get 250 mgs once a day.
It also mentioned giving vitamins, if the kitty is not eating well, or is not on a quality food. I use Feline Missing Link, its a powder, has to be refridged after opening, and dose is by the kitties weight, my vet said its one of the better ones.
Here is the link I found.
Best of luck, please keep us updated.