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  • unasoda42
    This group gave me such wonderful advice a year ago when we introduced our second cat, so I thought I d ask for some opinions about our current problem. We
    Message 1 of 6 , Apr 1 10:20 AM
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      This group gave me such wonderful advice a year ago when we
      introduced our second cat, so I thought I'd ask for some opinions
      about our current problem.

      We have two cats, both about 2 years old. The first one we got as a
      kitten, but the other was a rescue cat we got when he was 6-8 months
      old. When we got him, his gums were red and swollen and his breath
      was awful (worse than normal cat-breath). When we asked Animal
      Rescue about it, they said it was because he was fed tuna from a can
      daily. We took him to the vet and had him screened for feline leuk,
      and it came back negative. She suggested brushing his teeth, which
      we did about twice a week.

      Almost a year later, his gums are still red, and one of his front
      teeth recently fell out (one of the tiny ones right in front). he's
      got another front tooth that's really loose and looks like it could
      fall at any moment. We feed them a mixture of hairball food and
      tartar control food, both dry. We had him tested for leuk again last
      December, and again it came back negative.

      What's causing the problem? The first cat, who has eaten solid food
      her whole life, has fine teeth. We give them soft tartar control
      treats every night, too. Is this just something we're going to have
      to deal with, or is there a way to stop his teeth from coming out?
      I'm worried that the rot isn't going to stop with the front, and in a
      few years he may not be able to eat. Any suggestions??

      Jason Mical
    • Loreen & Tanner
      What I would suggest to you is to make an appointment with a Vet that does teeth cleaning...the will clean the teeth and extract the ones that needed to
      Message 2 of 6 , Apr 1 10:26 AM
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        What I would suggest to you is to make an appointment with a Vet that does teeth cleaning...the will clean the teeth and extract the ones that needed to be...if there is infection and it's not taken care of it could lead to liver, kidney or heart disease....it will be better for you kitty too!
        Loreen & Tanner
        unasoda42 <unasoda@...> wrote:This group gave me such wonderful advice a year ago when we
        introduced our second cat, so I thought I'd ask for some opinions
        about our current problem.

        We have two cats, both about 2 years old. The first one we got as a
        kitten, but the other was a rescue cat we got when he was 6-8 months
        old. When we got him, his gums were red and swollen and his breath
        was awful (worse than normal cat-breath). When we asked Animal
        Rescue about it, they said it was because he was fed tuna from a can
        daily. We took him to the vet and had him screened for feline leuk,
        and it came back negative. She suggested brushing his teeth, which
        we did about twice a week.

        Almost a year later, his gums are still red, and one of his front
        teeth recently fell out (one of the tiny ones right in front). he's
        got another front tooth that's really loose and looks like it could
        fall at any moment. We feed them a mixture of hairball food and
        tartar control food, both dry. We had him tested for leuk again last
        December, and again it came back negative.

        What's causing the problem? The first cat, who has eaten solid food
        her whole life, has fine teeth. We give them soft tartar control
        treats every night, too. Is this just something we're going to have
        to deal with, or is there a way to stop his teeth from coming out?
        I'm worried that the rot isn't going to stop with the front, and in a
        few years he may not be able to eat. Any suggestions??

        Jason Mical


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      • joy.piland@sbcglobal.net
        the cat probaly has a gum disease and needs to be treated ... From: unasoda42 To: CatVet@yahoogroups.com Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2003 1:20 PM Subject:
        Message 3 of 6 , Apr 1 11:11 AM
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          the cat probaly has a gum disease and needs to be treated
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          From: unasoda42
          To: CatVet@yahoogroups.com
          Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2003 1:20 PM
          Subject: [CatVet] Teeth falling out!


          This group gave me such wonderful advice a year ago when we
          introduced our second cat, so I thought I'd ask for some opinions
          about our current problem.

          We have two cats, both about 2 years old. The first one we got as a
          kitten, but the other was a rescue cat we got when he was 6-8 months
          old. When we got him, his gums were red and swollen and his breath
          was awful (worse than normal cat-breath). When we asked Animal
          Rescue about it, they said it was because he was fed tuna from a can
          daily. We took him to the vet and had him screened for feline leuk,
          and it came back negative. She suggested brushing his teeth, which
          we did about twice a week.

          Almost a year later, his gums are still red, and one of his front
          teeth recently fell out (one of the tiny ones right in front). he's
          got another front tooth that's really loose and looks like it could
          fall at any moment. We feed them a mixture of hairball food and
          tartar control food, both dry. We had him tested for leuk again last
          December, and again it came back negative.

          What's causing the problem? The first cat, who has eaten solid food
          her whole life, has fine teeth. We give them soft tartar control
          treats every night, too. Is this just something we're going to have
          to deal with, or is there a way to stop his teeth from coming out?
          I'm worried that the rot isn't going to stop with the front, and in a
          few years he may not be able to eat. Any suggestions??

          Jason Mical


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        • Diana Gregory
          ... Agreed, 100%. I would have expected at least a course of antibiotics from what you are describing. Diana
          Message 4 of 6 , Apr 1 11:35 AM
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            Loreen & Tanner wrote:
            > What I would suggest to you is to make an appointment
            > with a Vet that does teeth cleaning...the will clean
            > the teeth and extract the ones that needed to be...
            > if there is infection and it's not taken care of it
            > could lead to liver, kidney or heart disease....
            > it will be better for you kitty too!

            Agreed, 100%. I would have expected at least a course of
            antibiotics from what you are describing.

            Diana
          • Nancie Grim
            Just to reassure you that cats manage to eat fine without any teeth at all....They even eat hard food...Nancie unasoda42 wrote:This group
            Message 5 of 6 , Apr 1 2:42 PM
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              Just to reassure you that cats manage to eat fine without any teeth at all....They even eat hard food...Nancie
              unasoda42 <unasoda@...> wrote:This group gave me such wonderful advice a year ago when we
              introduced our second cat, so I thought I'd ask for some opinions
              about our current problem.

              We have two cats, both about 2 years old. The first one we got as a
              kitten, but the other was a rescue cat we got when he was 6-8 months
              old. When we got him, his gums were red and swollen and his breath
              was awful (worse than normal cat-breath). When we asked Animal
              Rescue about it, they said it was because he was fed tuna from a can
              daily. We took him to the vet and had him screened for feline leuk,
              and it came back negative. She suggested brushing his teeth, which
              we did about twice a week.

              Almost a year later, his gums are still red, and one of his front
              teeth recently fell out (one of the tiny ones right in front). he's
              got another front tooth that's really loose and looks like it could
              fall at any moment. We feed them a mixture of hairball food and
              tartar control food, both dry. We had him tested for leuk again last
              December, and again it came back negative.

              What's causing the problem? The first cat, who has eaten solid food
              her whole life, has fine teeth. We give them soft tartar control
              treats every night, too. Is this just something we're going to have
              to deal with, or is there a way to stop his teeth from coming out?
              I'm worried that the rot isn't going to stop with the front, and in a
              few years he may not be able to eat. Any suggestions??

              Jason Mical


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            • unasoda42
              Just wanted to thank everyone for their advice on my kitty and his teeth. We re taking him to a feline specialist this week to get his teeth cleaned, and
              Message 6 of 6 , Apr 7 8:22 PM
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                Just wanted to thank everyone for their advice on my kitty and his
                teeth. We're taking him to a feline specialist this week to get his
                teeth cleaned, and he'll be put on antibiotics.

                Thanks so much!

                Jason Mical
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