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RE: injured cat won't eat, won't use litter box

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Posted by: Midask9 at Sat Apr 17 16:34:49 2004  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Midask9 ]  
   

At the shelter I work at, we seem to get our fair share of jaw injuries in cats (hit by car mostly). Did your vet take radiographs to determine if jaw is injured, or truly broken? If it is broken, force feeding thru her mouth, and any handling of her jaw is not such a good idea(as things heal, any movement only would slow that, or perhaps cause it to heal incorrectly). A good alternative would be a feeing tube until she is healed enough to eat, and you can give liquid medicine thru the tube as well. Regarding the litterbox, you mention she was an outdoor cat? You could try adding a layer of dirt on top of the litter, that may make it feel more to her like her "outside" litter box. Good luck with her, lucky she found someone caring to help her thru her hard times.

Midas
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