Cat tooth loss veterinarian

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Avatar n tn Simply your veterinarian is right. I wish that removing the tartar by any method was 1) thorough and 2) successful to keep problems away. Unfortunately the product you mention will do neither one of those. IF it will remove tartar, which remains to be seen - it does not stop the infection that has happened at/under the gumline. Antibiotics are usually not enough, either. I do not believe PetzLife is a VOHC (Veterinary Oral Health Council) approved product.
Avatar f tn s wounds you can always seek a second opinion from either another general practice veterinarian and/or one who specializes in dermatology. The hair loss I would think needs to be evaluated. Your veterinarian has seen many more bite wounds than you have so his call may be right on, but it's always your right to seek a second opinion if your are unsatisfied.
Avatar n tn My cat was diagnosed with diabetes about a month ago. He was up to 9 units of Vetsulin and his blood sugar was still over 500. The vet switched him to PZI at 4 units twice a day. For the last month he has been losing urine. If he lays in a spot, when he gets up his fur on the back of his legs is wet. His bladder gets huge and when I find the wet spots I take him to the litter box and he goes and goes and goes. One day he walked on the counter and was dripping urine the whole time.
Avatar n tn Your rabbit likely has a severe bacterial infection/abcess in her mouth and gums. This may be related to the teeth not being trimmed regularly, or to a sharp piece of hay or wood that penetrated her gums. This is a very serious problem, and you should see a veterinarian ASAP, because if she is untreated the infection can spread and cause her death. She will likely need antibiotics and possibly surgery to remove the infected area.
Avatar f tn I spend most of my days talking to my friends and clients about this very thing. It's a common concern and yes, there's nothing except a dental cleaning with your veterinarian that will take that tartar away. Plaque forms tartar within 24 hrs. Tartar is cement like and harbors bacteria which microscopically, daily spread infection to destroy the teeth and shower to other internal organs. The kidneys and valves of the heart are most susceptible.
Avatar n tn Hi Dina, I did a few calculations for your cat to provide an estimate of his daily caloric needs and the amount to feed him to attain a gradual weight loss. Your veterinarian probably informed you that it is very important to avoid rapid weight loss in overweight cats because rapid weight loss can predispose overweight cats to a serious disorder called feline hepatic lipidosis (accumulation of fat in the liver). Okay, here are some guidelines for your guy: Current Weight is 21 lbs.
Avatar m tn My grandma has two female cats that are about 2 years old. The one cat has been losing hair around her front legs and back legs. Has anyone seen this kind of problem before?
Avatar n tn Mac our cat visited thhe Vet today with a swollen left side of her mouth. The vet advised he did not know what is was, maybe a tumor. The vet examined her very vigourously and she did not resist or complain. It would appear that it does not hurt her. This has persisted over 3 weeks, swelling up then reducing down, and swelling up again. Reducing down. She is eating but not as usual. Water intake is normal.
1153085 tn?1341301893 I would recommend that you get your cat to your veterinarian at your earliest convenience for a thorough exam, possible skin scrapes and/or fungal testing and possibly a general blood and urine test to rule out internal disorders. Best of luck.... Dr.
874521 tn?1424116797 Simply, you get what you pay for. Pulling a tiny tooth is not really that simple. The top three causes of tooth loss in cats is a carie or cavity also known as FORL (Feline Oral Resorptive Lesion). There becomes a PAINFUL (though pets don't show much pain - more as I go along) cavity in the mouth and the gum line gets red and irritated and the gum line gets infected. (More on gum issues and how it affects the rest of the body and why bloodwork is VERY beneficial.
654228 tn?1224277672 loss of balance, weight loss and vomiting can be indicative of a serious medical condition that would require evaluation of your cat by a licensed veterinarian, if it were my cat, I would seek medical attention for him - best wishes
Avatar m tn Sorry to hear about the loss of your cat, it is difficult especially when it is so sudden. I would agree with your veterinarian, almost all sudden deaths end up being due to a cardiac arrest and could not have been predicted or avoided. The black spot on the eye is likely nothing but if it was a problem then melanoma is the most likely cause. Melanoma is a malignant cancer however it would not cause a sudden death like this.
791533 tn?1309745344 I agree with Dr. Amthis, veterinary evaluation is needed. Behavioral causes of self mutilation are possible, but are diagnosed by eliminating other treatable medical causes such as parasites, bladder pain, spinal pain, etc.
658901 tn?1403814634 Are you seeing any blood in the diarrhea? If you are, please take your cat to the veterinarian as soon as possible for an exam and possibly xrays. If you are not seeing any blood, you can try to prepare a bland diet for your cat using white rice and chicken. Try to not give him any food for about 12 hours, only water, and then give him some small amounts of cooked white rice and boiled chicken. It is important that he only take a small amount (a couple of spoon fulls at most).
Avatar f tn How long does a cat survive with this disease once diagnosed and not on medication? She's 15 and does not take well to traveling to the vet or having things shoved down her throat. In fact, she's not much in the lap cat category as she was a Ferrel kitty when I adopted her. The stress from giving her meds and the visits to monitor the dosages was one of the main reasons I decided not to treat her.
Avatar m tn After the loss of our outdoor cat, Olly, who would leave every night and return every morning, our indoor cat, Titan, doubled in size within the span of about a week. They were both very close and we didnt notice any behavioral changes in Titan. Titan is about 2 years old so you would think he was just about done growing and we used an automatic feeder and never had a problem with the cats being overweight or eating too much. This seems very odd to us.
Avatar n tn If your cat is not eating or drinking, then this is an emergency, and your cat should go to the veterinarian ASAP. The excessive licking may be due to fleas, allergies, or anxiety (or a combination), and your veterinarian can examine her to tell you the best course of treatment.
Avatar n tn Hi, hope you can help! I have an 11year old cat that has always been an outdoor cat but the last year has became a house cat. Since last night she has never eaten and has no appetite. At first I thought it could be a furball problem but now her back legs don't seem to want to work. She is also lying infront of the fire which is not something she ever does. Im very concerned, what can I do to help her? What do you think the problen is?
691935 tn?1421027090 Tumors cause pressure changes and changes in protein levels resulting in fluid in the abdomen. They cause weight loss (also known as cachexia) and muscle loss. Lameness/gait changes are a common result. Constipation often occurs when fluid that should be in the vessels are in the wrong place - it fluid in the belly -less fluid in stools is hard stool = constipation. It's hard to let a loved pet go. There comes a time in each pet's life that it does occur.
Avatar n tn All of a sudden, the cat attacked her, I came out, and the cat attacked me. We sat on the couch, cat was fine again, ate some treats, when our feet touched the floor, cat freaked out again. Fangs out, growling, hissing, everything!! I mean cat was screaming! Normally, gentle loving cat. Had here from baby. Never been outside, got all shots, been spayed. We ran out of apartment, afraid to go back in. I am scared and don't know what to do.
Avatar f tn I would stop the Vetasyl if you try the Benefiber. Ask your veterinarian about possibly using DSS, a stool softener. It does not make the cat go, it merely assists in the passage of stool. If your veterinarian has not run a general blood and urine test on your cat, I would strongly recommend that you ask for a panel. You want to be sure that there are no underlying medical issues that could be exacerbating the constipation. When in doubt, ask your primary care veterinarian.
Avatar f tn As a holistic veterinarian, a few weeks ago a veterinarian contacted me about a cat, that sounds very similar to yours. This cat was 18 years old, had arthritis due to multiple pelvic fractures, megacolon and was unable to defecate without daily enemas and fluids. The owner was considering euthanasia. As a last resort, we started the cat on an all-natural vitamin supplement, patented for cats called Paaws.
1009996 tn?1251246754 There is no way of knowing when your cat is going to die. they don't come with exasperation dates. my cat, Tiger, is 20 1/2 years old she sleeps a lot, mainly during the day. cats age faster then us in a year. the 1st year for a cat is about 14years, every year after is 4 years. Tiger is in her 90's in cat years. Mindy is about 74, so its no wonder she sleeps a lot.
Avatar n tn My 6yr old male cat has allergic dermitis. He just had to get a shot last week b/c he had sores all over his belly from biting and scratching. Now he has a fat bottom lip. He had the same thing in February, got a shot and it went away. I read that fish based foods can cause allergies. He only eats chicken flavored food but I had just given him a salmon flavored treat a day or so before the lip flare up.