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RE: kittens with gingivitis

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Posted by: PHKitkat at Thu Feb 2 19:12:18 2006  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by PHKitkat ]  
   

Hi There,

Yes, having a total extraction done on a kitty seems drastic, but in some cases it is the best way to go. A toothless cat has no problem eating, even dry food, and they heal well from the procedure. I would not hesitate to have this done on one of my babies if my vet (and boss)recommended it, and I am a vet tech.

I have seen many cats do extremely well after having all of their teeth removed. They get pain meds while in the hospital and it might be a good idea to have some onhand at home, just in case. However, most cats feel good enough to eat the next day. My boss had to perform this procedure on one of her own kitties and she did so well that she became chubby. She is known as her toothless wonder........lol

You might want to try mixing in dry food with canned to see if that will encourage your babies to eat more canned. If they like strained meat baby foods (with no onion added) you can try mixing some in with canned food also.

I highly doubt that the breeder will take any responsibility for the kitten's mouth problems, but you can try. These problems can be genetic in origin.

Regards,
PHKitkat


   

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