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    Post Extraction cat food? HELP!

    Josie had her teeth cleaned and most of them extracted about a week and a half ago. She has her sharp teeth - the canines, but no others. At first she was eating okay - slurping the Rx Science Diet A/D (garbage food IMHO) and trying to eat her crunchies. Now she's becoming more difficult to feed. Her gums look healthy and I don't think she's in any pain, but she's even rejecting the Fancy Feast that she used to so love. The only things she will eat are Whiskers Temptations treats - definitely NOT a food replacement.

    I've tried several different foods and will continue. She's turning her nose up at the Natural Balance (dry) which she used to love. Any tips? Is there a softer dry food that you've had success with for your gummy kittehs?

    As they are copy cats, now Marbles is becoming more picky about eating too and is starting to refuse to eat the stuff that she used to eat, mostly because Josie's isn't eating. HELP!

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    Can you look into her mouth at all, and see if any of the extraction sites are sore-looking?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen View Post
    Can you look into her mouth at all, and see if any of the extraction sites are sore-looking?
    I'll have to try tonight - She's extremely difficult to handle and dislikes being checked. From what I have been able to see, all looks like healthy pink tissue. Much better thna the inflamed gums she had before.

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    Also, you could just try wetting down the hard food, cats don't "need" crunchies - especially gummy kitties!
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    Well I called the vet to schedule her follow-up and asked. They said to try mixing baby food in with her wet foodl. I will do this tonight. As I recall there is a meager selection of baby foods that don't have strange stuff - I just want the mooshy and plain chicken, beef, lamb, turkey ..... We'll see what they have.

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    Can you soak some dry food with tuna juice or something else that may tempt her? I'm betting something is sore though. Oscar just had mouth surgery and was eating wet food fine. All of a sudden he stopped. The vet suspected the same type of granuloma that had been removed from his mouth had developed in his intestinal tract. He gave him a steroid shot and Oscar is back to eating. Of course now he's gotten where he only wants canned. The vet said that as his condition worsens, he may have to have all of his teeth pulled. I'll be watching this thread to see what other suggestions may be made. Hope all goes well for Josie.

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