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Drama with Dushka today

post #1 of 18
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This morning I noticed that Dushka was not eating normally but using her paw to transfer each morsel to her mouth, and I wondered what had set her off on that behaviour. She seemed to eat enough, though it took her a long time. Then later she was on my lap when she began pawing at her mouth really frantically, so much so that at one point I had to release a claw that got stuck and was causing her to growl and shake her head, which of course made it worse. She growled when I touched her, and even tried to scratch me (never has she done that in 4 years) but eventually I managed to scruff her and open her mouth, and I saw immediately what the trouble was - a thin sliver of plastic, maybe 3/4 inch long, and very sharp, was wedged between two lower teeth and sticking in her gum. It must have been excruciatingly painful. I got it out easily and my snarling, growling ball of fur just went limp and curled up, relaxed, to sleep on my lap for three hours. She is usually the most laid back of cats - it must have really hurt her. Tonight at supper she started off using her paw but ate from the floor if she dropped a piece, then gradually began to eat normally. I think she didn't trust the bowl not to hurt her at first.
post #2 of 18
Oh poor Dushka! I'm glad you found out what it was, I can only imagine how painful that must've been for her.
post #3 of 18
Poor baby! Do you know what the plastic came from?
post #4 of 18
Goodness, poor thing! Glad she is okay now, Jenny. Tend that scratch well.
post #5 of 18
Poor thing. It's a good thing you noticed she was having trouble, and checked out her mouth. I wonder where it came from?
post #6 of 18
Ouch! Poor thing. I am glad it was something that was easily remedied! Where did it come from? I wonder.
post #7 of 18
I hope she is feeling better!!! We have to watch everything that they get into.
post #8 of 18
Awww the poor thing What a relief you found it though because that may have turned into an abcess
post #9 of 18
Oh ouch! Poor baby! I can imagine how much that hurt!!!
post #10 of 18
Poor baby...glad you found it. I hate to bring this up, but I have to...any chance she swallowed a different piece of this plastic?
post #11 of 18
Poor sweet Dushka!! I'm glad you found the trouble and were able to help her. It must have been very painful, poor darling.
post #12 of 18
How awful! I hope the wound in her mouth heals up well...you may want to keep an eye on it!
post #13 of 18
Oh my Jenny.......so glad you noticed.........how painful for the little sweetie!
post #14 of 18
Well that's good that you were able to get it out because it could have gotten way in that gum, or it could have been swallowed, the that could have really been bad. Glad she's Ok Jenny
post #15 of 18
Aw, the poor little girl I'm glad you got it out, I wonder what it was
post #16 of 18
Thread Starter 
I don't know what it was but it looked like a sliver of that rigid transparernt packaging. There were guys in the house while I was away, working on the bathroom, and although they cleared up after themselves they may have left something. And I have been watching her for any signs of trouble in case she has swallowed anything, but she ate and pooped OK this morning. Dushka is my sensible cat, she never gets into trouble, so I am surprised that she picked up anything like that, unless it fell into the bowl or something. But I will monitor her.
post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by jennyranson View Post
Dushka is my sensible cat, she never gets into trouble, so I am surprised that she picked up anything like that, unless it fell into the bowl or something. But I will monitor her.
Might explain why she was scared of her bowl, too.

Poor little girl, so glad you figured it out fast!
post #18 of 18
Poor Dushka! I'm glad you were able to help her.
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