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Hi! my name is Fae and I am from Morocco. I have Five cats.

i'm seeking advice on a wearisome situation.

Two of my cats yuri and gary have been suffering from stomatitis/gingivitis. they have been on and off antibiotics from different vets. i had no idea what it was or what to do. i have recently found a nice Veterinarian that really cares about animals well being and listens to us. she diagnosed them with calicivirus.

yuri's case is quite severe her full mouth is inflamed and swollen, she is very thin, she sleeps all day, dont tolerate the cats around her, i give her cooked chicken with broth. my new vet deemed full teeth extraction necessary. im fearing after the surgery her situation won't improve, im gonna feel so bad for getting her through such a drastic surgery with no recovery .


Pleaase help!!! im desperate :crying:
 

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Sadly her surgery is scheduled for today*Sad*.... could you please share your similar experiences with this nasty disease and how did you overcome it ?
 

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Hi Fae,
I've had experience with Stomatitus in cats.
It is a terrible, painful disease that will cause a cat to completely stop eating from the pain in its mouth, the lesions/sores can spread to the throat, causing even more pain.

I had to have two cats finally put to sleep years ago from this evil thing.

I started reading everything I could find on this condition, I had made a promise to my first two, that I would take this heartbreaking situation, learn from it, and be better prepared, if I ever had another cat show up with this.

AND...I did...
This time I knew what had to be done, and I didn't hesitate...
Sweet Charlie went in for a Full Mouth Tooth Extraction (I didn't want to keep taking him back, for a few teeth at a time).
Cats will actually heal quicker with a FME, there's no abscesses left to create more nasties...
Charlies teeth were all removed, and it was amazing how little of each tooth was actually left.

Charlie had slowly been losing weight, and not wanting to eat with his usual gusto...

Two weeks after surgury, his mouth had already healed, his appetite was back with a vengeance, and he wanted to play again!

Charlie was on canned food, mixed into a soupy consistency for the first two weeks, but surprisingly, he was sneaking dry food very quickly!

Fae, it sounds like you found a Smart Vet, follow all suggestions he/she tells you!

Your Kitty will thank you for taking this step...
I know it's hard for you, but Kitty will not have that horrible pain anymore, and will be so relieved finally!
Wishing you both the best! Keep us posted!
Sharon
 

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Thank you sharon for sharing with me this amazing experience, say hi to adorable Charlie for me. :kiss:

unfortunately i was informed that my beloved Yuri passed away the next morning after her surgery, cause of death "she couldn't handle the surgery, she was too weak, she barely woke up from anesthesia stood for a moment and went back to sleep". i believe in this vet..i trust this vet...she is the best in my city...i'm shocked and traumatized...i was never expecting something this horrible to happen.

My Gary is starting to have gingivitis he still eating home cooked food lost some weight but still energetic. i can't get through the same heartbreak again. i need advice what can i do besides surgery i dont think that will be an option for me anymore.






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So very sorry to hear of "Yuri"'s outcome.....at least she is free from pain, but the shock of her death is extremely difficult to accept. I do believe that we will see our beloved pets in the spiritual world. This is my consolation for previous pets that have passed.
 

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Sorry to hear about your loss too Fae. That sounds like a horrible disease, you did all you could for her. Very nice photo you send in there of them both :) . I agree if you trust your vet then you should keep using her advice for any future situation despite what unfortunately happened.
 

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I'm so sorry Fae,& this is horrible news, and my heart is breaking along with yours...
PLEASE Get your other kitty in for for a FME before it's to late for that one...
If they're too weak for surgury, it can often be to late, for life saving surgury...
Again....my heart goes out to you, I am so sorry...;
 

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Fae, please ,please get your other kitty in while he's still healthy enough ...
I know , you've just been through a traumatic experience...
But you need to give this guy a chance, before he becomes to weak...
Again, I am so sorry, my heart breaks for you...
I know what I went through with my original two...and it totally broke my heart...
Sha
 

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Thank you Sharon for the advice...i'm still terrified, i think we will start with a re-check up and see what are the vet's thoughts
I don't want Gary to suffer and i don't want to lose him the same way i lost my Yuri...i'm really lost
 

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Hi Fae, I wanted to check in with you, to see how Gary is doing?
What did your vet suggest?
Hugs for you, and healing prayers for Gary.
Sharon
 

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Hi Sharon, thank you for checking up on my baby ?

Well everything went down hill, the week after my beloved yuri left us, gary and my two cats charlie & sarangh got the flu waaw how wonderful!! since they are not allowed outdoors, i have no clue from where they could possibly get it, and the treatment was pricy, all savings we made for gary and yuri's dental work were gone.

I ended up taking him the month after for his annual vaccin and dental check up, the vet suggested we do a professional dental cleaning, which i can't afford at the moment...so in the meantime i bought cat toothpaste & water additive, i'm trying my best to make his life easier, i really really really hope this daily brushing routine will make a difference
 
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