Rodent Ulcers Are Awful
Rodent ulcers are dreadful looking sores that can appear on cats' lips. These lip lesions most often occur as a result of an allergic reaction or an annoyance from ectoparasites such as fleas. The ulcers may bleed, but they are generally not painful to cats. Rodent ulcer lesions are not caused by a rodent bite. Some studies show that heredity is to blame. Ulcers resulting from an EGC infection will likely recur until the allergen is removed. Your veterinarian may prescribe antibiotics or anti-fungal medication. Other disease processes, such as feline leukemia or an autoimmune disorder, may be contributing to rodent ulcers in cats. Your vet will discuss treatment options for those specific conditions. If the cause of a cat's rodent ulcer is an allergy, hypersensitivity, or infection, removing the irritable factor will help prevent recurrence. The prognosis for a cat with an underlying disease varies based on the severity and treatment responsiveness of the cause. .