Meet Tony. He's 14 and the most gentle of souls in spite of the increasing pain his disease causes. It's treatable, but the treatment is expensive, and Tony can’t wait much longer. He has severe stomatitis, a feline disease that causes extremely painful inflammation and ulcers of the mouth, gums and throat. Stomatitis is the most painful disease cats can get. This condition is so painful cats will starve to death because they are unable to eat. Tony has already lost 5 pounds since 1st diagnosed. I have been syringe feeding him for a month now. He is such a sweet boy but it is also very difficult for him. After months of trial and error with various medicines, his vet recommended a partial dental extraction. However, that only helped temporarily. More drugs were tried and failed, and the next step was a radical full mouth extraction to remove the remainder of his teeth. Science has shown complete remission in 80% of cats who've had this done. Tony is one of the 20% for which is hasn’t been successful. Tony also has diabetes, which we’ve been able to control until his mouth ulcers caused him to stop eating on his own. We are only managing his diabetes currently because he is unable to eat most of the time.