View Full Version : Cat question regarding extraction
01-06-2007, 10:23 AM
I'm hoping some one has experience with this. Our 5 yo feline had a broken fang that was extracted this past Wednesday evening. We got her back Thursday and she acted the way we expected, snoozing a lot, wanting to cuddle. She did eat some of her dry food overnight Thursday to Friday and seemed to be drinking okay but we've fought with her since then. We bought wet food after she ate some canned tuna for us but today hasn't really touched anything and I'd say the only water she's had today is what I forced with a dropper.
Anyone want to take a stab at if this is normal? I'm thinking that the stitch or missing tooth might itch or be bothering her but it worries me that she's off her food, very unusual. She will hound us regardless if it's feeding time if we are in the kitchen and she's ignored us since breakfast and really didn't eat much tuna then. She didn't like the wet food.
I can't really call her vet because we fired her after this situation otherwise I would call them. Thanks for any help! ~Kim and Cleo
01-06-2007, 11:04 AM
If she's not eating or drinking, she needs to see a vet----quite possibly an infection, but whatever, she is sick! Any time an animal stops drinking, it's time for a vet visit.
01-06-2007, 11:07 AM
If you're cat is normally a good eater and drinker and if I understand right the tooth was taken out Wednesday--three days ago--I'd call a vet.
01-06-2007, 02:53 PM
Call the vet. We ground our cat's dry food and mixed it with warm water. She loved it and wouldn't eat any of the wet cat foods we bought for her. She had one tooth fall out and 7 extracted. Poor thing doesn't have her bottom canine teeth~ long story but she is fine now. Try grinding the food she likes. Keep us posted!
01-07-2007, 04:41 AM
Thanks all, we're calling around now for a vet.
01-07-2007, 04:52 AM
Banfield at PetsMart took her yesterday. Everyone there was very nice and concerned about her. She's not a traveler so she was fit to be tied by the time we got there and thankfully waited until we were sitting in the waiting room to throw up. :( Right across from the clean up station, at least.
She did not have a fever and the stitches looked good to them, best they could tell. Cleo had had quite enough poking and proding by then and didn't get Miss Congeniality :D She settled down just fine though by the time we were able to leave. They perscribed 2 difference pain meds and an antibiotic, just in case. She was fairly mad at us then when we gave her the 2 pain meds last night but rested quietly. About 8pm she wanted a drink :D Yeah! She ate a little bit of her watered down dry food over night and had another good drink this morning so she's getting there.
I just wanted to thank everyone again for your help. We really appreciated the fast replies and your comments.
01-07-2007, 07:48 AM
Yeah! The pain meds probably helped her feel a lot better (I've had teeth pulled, but not healthy canines where the root can be as long as the tooth!). If you have other questions just let me know:)
01-08-2007, 05:58 AM
We were really starting to worry again. She really didn't eat much Sunday. (Drank good though) We watered down her food, I grounded up some, set out tuna, set out ocean fish wet cat food and still nothing. We ended up back in the cat fud isle and bought some soft treats in a tuna flavor. She gave them the old college try and would eat 1 or 2 torn up but then quit. I really think she was either biting her tongue or just got tired of trying to coordinate chewing. I did notice when she would chew it was on the opposite side of the extraction so she had that figured out. We just felt so helpless. It's pitiful when your pet goes over to where her food is stored and meows to only walk away when we put it in her bowl.
I got her to eat another 1-2 treats this morning then we gave her her last pain med and she picked up a couple of bites of her soggy food before I left for work. DH just called to say that she ate 5-6 of her treats for him so we are hoping she is finally getting this worked out. She is solo today so I am hoping she will sleep and eat like a regular cat today!
Thanks again for everyone's help!
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