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My Cat was attacked and now won't eat- What can I do?

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Posted by: tigerlilly at Sat Oct 30 18:42:48 2004  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by tigerlilly ]  
   

My 10 year old cat (We estimated her age- found 9 years ago-)was horribly attacked by one of my dogs in my house over 2 weeks ago. I thought she was going to die but after rushing her to the emergency vet and then to my own private vet she has amazingly pulled through. My private vet took x-rays of her jaw because she wasn't closing her mouth properly and he said that her upper top palette was fractured as well as her bottom jaw which was causing the problem. He said he had never seen such a thing and that he would do what he could. Well he put some metal wires in her mouth which are very small and non-obtrusive to keep her jaw in place while it heals and it's definitely working because she's almost completely able to close her mouth and she meows A LOT, and will purr when pet. After 2 days of returning from the vet she seemed great and was even licking at some wet food and drinking water. However, then all of a sudden she stopped eating. Now she will drink water, that has not stopped but she won't eat at all. I've tried tuna fish, every soft wet can food available, even chicken noodle soup- I've tried everything and she won't touch it. Now, she's still drinking but at this point I'm starting to get really scared. It's been over a week and she has definitely lost weight and even though she still meows and purrs, it's not cool that she won't eat anything. I've forced fed her with a syringe a little chicken broth and some wet cat food diluted but it's not enough. And she hates when I do it. My vet said cats can go weeks without eating and not to worry unless she stops drinking water but I can't help but to worry. I quit giving her medication thinking that was the problem but that hasn't helped. She only had one more dose of antibiotics anyway and she was also prescribed cortisone for swelling which I also stopped. SHe seems to feel better not being on the medication but she just wont' eat. Does anyone know of any wet liquid cat formula out there that I can try to either force feed her or that she may try to lick on her own? I'm sorry for being so long winded I just wanted to get out all the information pertaining to my cat so that I could get the most accurate feedback regarding my case. Any advice would be most helpful!!


   

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