My cat is home from surgery

@ElicBxn (60044)
United States
November 6, 2008 9:48pm CST
This is to let my friends know that Taj, my cat with teeth problems, had his teeth pulled today and is home. He isn't happy when we try to medicate him, but he did eat tonight some baby food and seems happy enough when we aren't "messing" with him. Please keep him in what ever it is you do, pray, glows, whatever, because the mouth ulcers are also on his tongue, under his tongue and on the roof of his mouth and back where there are no teeth. so, he may still have some trouble, but at least his teeth aren't going to collect plaque anymore.
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@blackbriar (9126)
• United States
7 Nov 08
awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww poor Taj. Surgery is supposed to help, not keep hindering. How did all those mouth ulcers develop? I mean, what caused them and can they be shrunk, removed, whatever so Taj can eat normally and without pain? Least part of his troubles are gone.
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@ElicBxn (60044)
• United States
7 Nov 08
Taj as stomititus. It is thought to be caused by the herpies virus and acts rather like an allergy to plaque. So, the normal course is to pull the teeth so plaque quits developing and lingering in the mouth. I do know he's digging into the baby food this morning!
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• United States
7 Nov 08
Wow! I didn't know that. Thanks for the info on it. So very glad to hear he's eating really good again. Hopefully, he will be able to eat canned cat food really good soon instead of just baby food. That stuff can get expensive after awhile.
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@GardenGerty (89953)
• Marion, Kansas
7 Nov 08
Poor kitty. I hope he heals well for you. We get very attached to our pets.
@ElicBxn (60044)
• United States
7 Nov 08
And Taj is the one I call my #1 son. He's been with me since I found him at 4 weeks old in my front yard!
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• United States
16 Nov 08
We are attached our cats too. they are like our kids!
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@jerzgirl (7804)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
7 Nov 08
Awwww - the poor little guy!! I'll bet he's very uncomfortable. Did the vet tell you to avoid feeding him anything or make recommendations on what would be best until the ulcers cleared?
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@ElicBxn (60044)
• United States
8 Nov 08
wet food only is what he's going to be eating from now on. well, actually he will eat anything he wants to eat - works for me
@fifileigh (3621)
• United States
7 Nov 08
i hope he is ok. does that mean we need to brush animal teeth now? or can we just give them some dental chewable food for pets that cleans their teeth?
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@ElicBxn (60044)
• United States
7 Nov 08
Well, in Taj's case, it is a problem because he has these mouth ulcers that are caused by a herpies virus and act like an allergy to plaque. So, removing his teeth is the normal "cure" tho he had some pretty bad ulcers beyond around his teeth. I can only hope that he will get all better soon.
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@someonesmom (5768)
• Canada
7 Nov 08
Hi ElicBxn, Awwwwwwww. I'm so sorry to hear about Taj. He must feel so miserable, but hopefully he'll be on the mend now. It sure is hard to give meds to pets, as I found out this past summer. They don't realize we're trying to help them. I'll pray for his speedy recovery. Please let us know how he is. Take care.
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@ElicBxn (60044)
• United States
7 Nov 08
Thanks. He seems pretty happy this morning, until we tried to medicate him! OMG!!! but he ate the rest of the baby food and as lapped at some canned food.
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• Canada
7 Nov 08
Medicating them is so hard! I'm glad to hear that he's eating okay though.
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• United States
7 Nov 08
hi elicbxn...awww poor kitty. but good that you could help him with surgery. i will pray for your kitty. it's good that he could eat some baby food. best wishes. speedy recovery.
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@ElicBxn (60044)
• United States
7 Nov 08
His appitite is much better this morning! He finished off that jar of baby food and a whole 'nother one! He's also lapping at a can of cat food! I'm glad he's hungry and not too upset by our medicating him!
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• United States
7 Nov 08
that is very good news. i will continue to pray for your little kitty. your baby.
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@AmbiePam (45691)
• United States
7 Nov 08
Oh, the poor baby! It sounds extremely unpleasant, and yes of course I'll pray for him.
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@ElicBxn (60044)
• United States
7 Nov 08
Thanks! He's my sweet boy and is doing pretty good this morning!
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@mcat19 (1358)
• United States
7 Nov 08
I sure hope Taj feels better very soon, poor baby. Josie, Peaches, Paisley and Arthur send him head licks and snurgles.
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@ElicBxn (60044)
• United States
7 Nov 08
Aww, thanks! He's eating good this morning.
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@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
7 Nov 08
That is great to hear. My dog had teeth and guim problems too. He got them fixed a couple of weeks ago too. They alos pulled five of his teeth.
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@ElicBxn (60044)
• United States
7 Nov 08
Sorry to hear that your dog lost 5 teeth. Taj seems much happier this morning - his mood is good, unless we are trying to medicate him!
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@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
7 Nov 08
Aww--Of course I'll keep Taj in my prayers. Good to hear that he is eating a bit. Goodness though, baby food is expensive. Is it the strained meat kind. Give hugs to Taj for me
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@ElicBxn (60044)
• United States
7 Nov 08
Yeah, its the strained meat kind - he likes the beef best. He finished off last night jar of beef, at a whole turkey and is working on a can of cat food - meaty bits type. Mostly think he's drying it out!
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7 Nov 08
Hi ElicBxn, Oh poor little thing, he should be ok in a few days time, thanks for letting us know, bless, yes at least his bad tooth is out. Tamara
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@ElicBxn (60044)
• United States
7 Nov 08
That is teeth - as in all of them. He put up a big fight against his meds both last night and this morning. Didn't knock him too down.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
7 Nov 08
The ulcers will clear up won't they ElicBxn? I certainly hope so for his sake. Poor little thing has to be miserable but it was done to help him although it makes him feel worse before getting better. You're a good kitty momma taking care of your furry friends! You have my prayers for your little Taj, I promise you that!
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@ElicBxn (60044)
• United States
7 Nov 08
Thanks, he's putting up a good fight, so he can't be too weak from the surgery. I'm glad its over and I got to take him home yesterday.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
7 Nov 08
He's putting up a good fight because he's in a lot of pain still from his teeth being pulled and the ulcers hurt. Be patient with him because of that and the fact that he doesn't understand what's happening. Give him lots of love by just talking to him since he doesn't want to be touched so he'll learn you're not out to hurt him.
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@kaka135 (13444)
• Malaysia
7 Nov 08
Poor little thing.... I can understand how you feel when your lovely pet falls sick, they look so suffering when they are sick. Glad to hear that Taj is becoming better now. Hope he'll get well soon.
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@Feona1962 (7529)
• United States
7 Nov 08
Sending prays to Taj....Hoping for a speedy recovery and that he will be back to his good old self soon...
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@Feona1962 (7529)
• United States
7 Nov 08
That was prayers.....hugs to Taj..
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@ElicBxn (60044)
• United States
8 Nov 08
Thanks, Feona - I think he's mood is pretty good - so far!
@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
7 Nov 08
Poor kitty! I hope Taj heals quickly! What caused the uclers? Are there any diet restictions while he heals? If not, perhaps a bit of something frozen, or extremely cold, would feel good for him? My cat loves unflavored yogurt, so in the summer for a treat I partially freeze it for her. If your vet says ok to something like that, maybe you can mix the medicine in?
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@ElicBxn (60044)
• United States
8 Nov 08
Well, he's on canned food, and I'm still feeding him some of the baby food I have. He is eating with some enthusasim, that is something we haven't seen too much of lately!
@GreenMoo (11842)
7 Nov 08
Poor Taj. Please pass on some strokes from me, and here's hoping the ulcers clear up quickly.
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@ElicBxn (60044)
• United States
8 Nov 08
So do we! He's being an absolute pest for pets - but that's alright, he's always been kind of a pet me kitty.
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
7 Nov 08
Oh poor Taj. It is bad enough to have teeth pulled but to also have a mouth full of ulcers makes it even worse until it is all healed. If only he knew that the medication is to help him. Wishing him a speedy recovery.
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@BarBaraPrz (17233)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
7 Nov 08
Oh, poor baby. (Did I miss the post where you first mentioned this?) How did he get the mouth ulcers... munching radioactive spiders? Best wishes to Taj.
• United States
28 Nov 08
I am so sorry that Taj is in such pain. How is he doing now? Why did this happen to him? Poor little guy.
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@ElicBxn (60044)
• United States
28 Nov 08
Taj has a condition called stomitius, it acts like an allergy to plaque on the teeth, its a form of herpes virus. The standard treatment is pulling the teeth. seems to have worked for Taj.
• United States
28 Nov 08
Oh poor Taj. How is doing today?? I hope he can eat ok now. How old is he now? You are lucky to have him. And all the others to!
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@ElicBxn (60044)
• United States
28 Nov 08
The tongue - We call this "the tongue shot"
Taj is 6 and a half. I've seen him eating kibbles even, so he's feeling much better. I don't have any real recent shots, but here's and older one.
• United States
16 Nov 08
OMG how horrible for him. I hope by now he is so much better. I am glad he ate for you. Good luck with Taj. My friend took her cat in to the vet's yesterday because she was drooling and shaking. She had a large ulcer on her tongue. The vet said it was an air borne virus. I hope she will be OK.
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@ElicBxn (60044)
• United States
16 Nov 08
Ouchers! Yeah, Taj had all these ulcers around his teeth on his gums. All his pretty, white, healthy teeth surrounded by red, raw ulcers. I felt bad about it, but... its the normal "cure" for this problem.
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• United States
25 Nov 08
I hope he is OK now
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• United States
3 Apr 09
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