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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-15-2008, 02:17 AM Thread Starter
 
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URGENT: cat sick...need advice. mouth problem

my cat is not eating. she is an oriential...she's very skinny and always has been.
now she's looking even more emaciated and she's dehydrated.
she has always had very very bad upper respiratory...always has snot coming out.
the problem is in her mouth now. her gums are bleeding...her breath smells almost like it's infected. the bleeding is centered around her right big molar. her gums seem swollen around it and she seems to be chewing on her cheek...she has trouble getting her mouth closed sometimes. her respiratory problem is also really bad now. we took her to the vet before for this when it looked like she was getting lockjaw. when she's trying to close her mouth there's a crunching sound.
i'm considering the emergency vet right now since she is just standing and staring and not responding very much. she ate some malt hairball stuff and my girlfriend is at the store getting a lot of gravy heavy foods.
can anyone give me an idea of what this might be? the vet didn't find anything before.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-15-2008, 03:54 AM
 
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Re: URGENT: cat sick...need advice. mouth problem

I would go the emergency vet. Usually by the time a cat is acting and looking ill, it is extremely sick. Those symptoms do not sound good. I would also find a different vet than the one you took her to the last time.
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Re: URGENT: cat sick...need advice. mouth problem

Agreed. IMMEDIATE vet visit with a vet different than the first one.
She sounds like she has a raging infection that needs to be addressed and probably sub-q fluids to get her hydrated. She needs more than just food right now. I think she needs antibiotics in addition to a removal of the source (if possible) of the problem.



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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-15-2008, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: URGENT: cat sick...need advice. mouth problem

she has kidney failure and it's effecting her organs and making her mouth swell. she is getting her system flushed, but her numbers are off the charts and she's not going to make it much longer. i'm in shock and don't know what to do...we're going to have them keep her to keep the fluids going in i guess, but i don't really know how long we can do that and it's already costing a lot more than we have. we may bring her home a do I.V.s ourselves but i just don't know right now.
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