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Old January 13th, 2009, 02:44 PM
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Help! about cat's gum disease

My cat, 9 yrs old, has gum disease, cat's pericementitis? His gum is red, and run at the mouth usually with stink... painful. It tortures him very much...


I am in Toronto. Who can recommend to me a vet who is good at dealing with this disease? Thx!!

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Old January 13th, 2009, 02:46 PM
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Has you cat never seen a vet???? I find it strange that you are asking for a vet to be recommended.

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Old January 13th, 2009, 02:50 PM
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Visited different vets many many times, but nobody has a good idea to deal with that...
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Old January 14th, 2009, 10:03 AM
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Visited different vets many many times, but nobody has a good idea to deal with that...
I am sorry, but I find that odd. Most vets do dental sugeries and if not, most vets know of specialists that do. Could it be that money is a factor and you don't or can't afford it? If so, I would look at other options with your vet and try to see if they can put you on a monthy plan or something.

This needs to be fixed professional. Oral health causes more problems internal and affects other orgins in the body.

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Old January 14th, 2009, 10:33 AM
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You are right aco22, this can lead to heart disease.

I know of somebody who was able to help their kitty by putting the kitty on a raw diet with chicken bones that are large enough so it requires the cat to chew on the bones to keep it's teeth cleaned.

Do you brush your kitty's teeth?
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Old January 15th, 2009, 10:56 AM
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Thx guys.

Vets I visited suggested taking out all his teeth..., but actually I wanna save his teeth for a better diet. Thus, I'm looking for a healthy plan without pulling out all his teeth.
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Old January 16th, 2009, 07:28 AM
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Thx guys.

Vets I visited suggested taking out all his teeth..., but actually I wanna save his teeth for a better diet. Thus, I'm looking for a healthy plan without pulling out all his teeth.

Ok,I don't think you are understanding the serverity of this disease. I don't mean to be rude. You cats mouth is is extreme pain and will be forever. Keeping it's teeth is causing more pain then not.

You are talking about putting him on a better diet. This means nothing, when a cat has oral disease, it also affects the whole body other orgins. All the crap on the cats teeth is causing a unhealthy internal body (inside of body) The Vets probably want to take out it's teeth, so one it is more healthly for the cat, 2) the cat is in less pain and is more comfortable.

The cat can still eat without teeth. Only soft food...but even with teeth, soft food would be very painful to eat. Also, atleast without teeth you cat can atleast ENJOY his food.

I would get your cats teeth pulled.

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Old January 16th, 2009, 05:49 PM
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I agree with ACO22, if the vet(s) feel removing the teeth is the best course to take then I to would have them removed. I presume also followed up with a course or two of antibiotics.

She would still be able to eat a high quality wet food without teeth and there are cats that can eat dry food as most don't chew the kibble anyway. Wet food would be much better though for many reasons. Leaving this to continue can pose many risks to your cats heath like kidney disease for one.

Again if more than one vet has suggested removing the teeth then I would think that is what you need to do. Please do something soon, as you said she is in pain and I imagine eating anything right now is difficult and weightloss would be another concern.
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Old January 17th, 2009, 08:30 PM
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sorry to hear about your kitty. Has she any other health problems besides the rotten teeth? One of my kitties started having problems with his gums when he was 3 years old. I followed the vets advice and changed him to a much better brand of food, and kibble instead of canned food because my vet said it would help clean his teeth. But we had more to come, he had complications from the gum disease and developed several other health problems including bladder crystals at a very early age which has caused him a lot of pain over the years. It has cost me a small fortune in vet bills to get him to the age of 11 yrs and he is now on prescription food which controls his health problems. I caught the gum disease early and we were able to save some of his teeth, but about half his teeth have fallen out because of the gum disease.

My point in telling you this is I was lucky to catch the gum disease before he needed to have all his teeth removed. But he has developed other health problems and in the last year he is finally a healthy cat on prescription vet food. The pain he had when I first changed him to kibble, made him not want to eat but we persevered and after 6 months I was able to switch him to prescription canned food. If the vets you have seen have recommended his teeth be removed, then have it done. If you've only seen one vet, then try another for a second opinion, but the likelihood of his gum disease causing more health problems is very high. I agree with the others members, get his teeth removed he will be able to eat more comfortably without them. Good luck to you
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Old April 6th, 2009, 05:29 PM
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My cat, 9 yrs old, has gum disease, cat's pericementitis? His gum is red, and run at the mouth usually with stink... painful. It tortures him very much...


I am in Toronto. Who can recommend to me a vet who is good at dealing with this disease? Thx!!
My 8 year old cat just had all his upper teeth removed, and a few on the bottom. He was in such pain that he had stopped eating at all (soft food included). After his surgery, he acted like a completely different cat. He was happy and wanted a ton of attention! I think he was in pain for a long time. Now, he eats dry food (after gumming each piece) and I wish I would have had the surgery sooner!
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