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post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
Hi! My Oliver is five months old and today was doing the strangest thing when I got home from work.

He would stick his tongue way out, and then act like he was throwing up while pawing either side of his jaw. I, of course, panicked and called the emergency vet (who never called back, by the way). Then, he stopped doing it, so we went grocery shopping. When we got back, I gave him some ice cream, and he started doing it again. My husband watched him, and a tooth fell out! I have never seen a cat act this way before, and I don't know if it's okay, or was he pawing at his jaw because he's in pain? Normal tooth falling out pain, or pain from something that's making his teeth fall out?

Janice :kitty5:
post #2 of 26
That is how cats react when their mouths are very sore from loose teeth. I have seen cats have the same reaction right after their teeth have been cleaned.
post #3 of 26
By the way, ice cream isn't very good for cats. Plain yogurt (not frozen yogurt) is a better alternative.

Our 6-month-old kitten Angus (Gus) is losing his teeth too. We've never experienced a problem when our kittens lose their teeth.
post #4 of 26
Thread Starter 
I don't give them a lot of ice cream. They get maybe, 2 or 3 licks, once or twice every 2 or 3 months when we have it.

I never had a problem with any of my other cats losing teeth, either. He actually seemed okay last night even while he was doing that pawing thing. He was still purring and wanted to play. He's fine today, so maybe he's just a big baby when it comes to pain. Boy, that'll be interesting next week when I have him neutered :laughing:


post #5 of 26
I sneak the cats a lick or two of ice cream sometimes too

Gus is getting neutered next week also. We may have the vet look at his teeth too, as his lower fang has grown out almost the same length as the baby tooth with no signs of the other being loose. He's showed no signs of pain from his teeth at all. I think he's too busy being a brat
post #6 of 26
there is an ice cream especially made for cats by an animal nutritionalist. I buy it for my cats and they love it.
post #7 of 26
Kitty Ice Cream. Amazing! What's it called? Dare I ask, have you tasted it? Hehe.
post #8 of 26
I posted a note on the board a few months back about my 11 year old cat doing something similar. It doesn't happen all the time, but his front paws come up and hits against his mouth while making a gagging sound. I didn't take him to the vet though because he seems perfectly fine. Do you think I should be concerned??


post #9 of 26
I just last week wrote about my 6 month old doing the same thing. His mouth was bleeding and he was in a real tizzy!!! He had double fangs on both sides!! Now all of a sudden he has one on each side! I never did find them... he probably ate them the little piggy that he is!!! I was concerned also, but now he is fine and I know it's only normal. It was pretty scary when it happened though.

As for the 11 year old doing it. That's kind of weird, but my last cat, who recently passed away, used to do something like that. He would kind of just make this funny sound and move his mouth like he was chomping on something. His mouth moved like he was talking to us. It was pretty funny. The vet found nothing wrong with him, just something he did, I guess!! Strange little critters they are!!!

post #10 of 26
Thanks for responding.. I guess I'll just keep an eye on him.

I noticed you lived in Somerset County. I live in Bridgewater..

Small world
post #11 of 26
The world just got even smaller!! I live in Bridgewater too!!!!

post #12 of 26
Too weird!!!! Where do you live? I live in the Finderne Heights Condos...
post #13 of 26
JacquieFaith, barb0802

So let's make it even weirder. ME TOOOOOO......
I live right around Bridgewater Commons.
post #14 of 26
That's sooooooooo cool that you all live so close!! You guys should have a little private catsite reunion, and meet each other! (of course we would want all the details later...:LOL: )
post #15 of 26
Sounds good to me! (ha)...

What are the odds of this happening, I wonder?

Why can't we win the lottery???
post #16 of 26
how true - but I first have to start buying tickets. I always just feed the pot and never win.

barn0802 If I am correct I drive past your complex every day on my way home from the train station.

post #17 of 26
Hmmmm, you may, I live right in the middle of the parallel roads of Route 22 and Route 28. Or maybe you mean you drive by Jacquies complex? She lives by the Brigewater Commons Mall.

What town are you from Helen?
post #18 of 26
I guess we Bridgewater people really love our kitties!!

I live in a house in the Martinsville section of Bridgewater sort of off of Washington Valley Road. I take the Finderne Ave. exit off of Route 22 W. to go home from work every day!! So cool and weird!!

how old are you guys?? I'm 35. Just curious.

post #19 of 26
Duh I'm sorry, I thought it was Jacquie saying that she lived by Bridgewater Commons. I didn't realize it was a THIRD person living in Somerset County!!!! Now it's getting freaky...
post #20 of 26
I'm 38! Are you married? Children?
post #21 of 26
Hey Barb!

I am not married, but I have been living with my fiancee for about 8 years!!! No plans to marry and no kid....yet!!

How bout you....... and Helen too!!

post #22 of 26

I have a friend who splits her time working out of NYC and Bridgewater. She lives in Fanwood.

post #23 of 26

I take the rt. 22e to the Finderne Ave exit and then make a left onto foothill cut past home depot to the train station. On my way home I go down Main make a right onto Finderne Ave and head back to 22w. Barb0802 - your complex, I have to check tonight, should be on the left if I am heading down Finderne Ave away from Manville toward route 22W.

You were right the first time I live by Bridgewater Commons on right off rt 202/206 across the street from the Green Knolls Grill in a complex called Cross Roads.

Stats: single - broke up with my fiance of 5 yrs. abt. 1/2 yr. ago - 41, no kid just cats. I actually work in jersey city. train to newark, path to grove st. then walk ughhhh, they had to close the exchange place path station. Can't immagine what that will be like when it gets cold. I planning on forging either a Deutsch Bank or Merril Lynch badge - they have shuttle service for their employees. I guess I am working for a cheap lot.
post #24 of 26
Hi Guys,
I'm divorced, no kids. Any of you have any single male friends???

post #25 of 26
lol. Sorry, none that I can think of at the moment. I'll have to get back to you on that one!!!!
post #26 of 26
It doesn't hurt to try...
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