Newly toothless cat.....some advice please

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Feb 14th, 2004 00:00
California
ksl
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Hi, hoping someone can advise me as to how I can help my cat. One of my cats has had virtually all of his teeth taken out (initially we were told it would be two or three), only his canines are left. He is a very young cat to have had this happen (he is just 18 months). We were sent home from the Vets with anti-inflammatory drops to mix with his food and Antibiotics. I'm worried as he is eating hardly anything , therefore I cannot be sure whether he is getting any benefit from the anti-inflammatories. I am going back to the Vets tomorrow but I was wondering if anyone had been in a similar situation and if I could gain anything from their experience so that I can help my cat in the best way possible. I am worried about how he will cope without his teeth as before this he was a real scavenger/hunter type. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks!!
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Feb 21st, 2004 00:00
California
winnart
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Please see my message I've posted on 22/2/04 regading 'Update on Swollen Cat' If your cats not eating properly, he may not be getting the protein he needs in his diet. I wondered if you'd noticed any swelling or water retention & whether the vet had given any advice on this. I hope your cat stays healthy & learns to adapt with his present situation. Kind regards
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June 9th, 2004 00:00
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marymo11
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Well, I am sorry to hear about your cat, I can suggest that of course it is going to be a big adjustment for your cat as well as yourself, I am sure if you give your cat lots of tlc he/she will be fine. My vet did tell me that it is dangerous for a cats health for them not to eat, unlike a dog. I would suggest finding some type of toy that your pet likes, and playing with him/her as much as possible, maybe even some soft things that your pet can "chew" on (its a mental thing) as far as eating, try baby food, maybe even a bit of human food or even cat food that has a consistancy soft enough for the cat to "chew" on. Try and see if your pet will maybe even lap up some pedialyte(will get some electrolytes). I am sure it will be a difficult time at first but I am sure the both of you will overcome this obstacle. i just think it is a matter of finding things that work for your cat and his/her way of life. YOu want to try things that will be as close to the way your cat has been living prior to this situation. Good luck, PLease let me know
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