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Diagnosed with gingivitis

post #1 of 6
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My 8 year old Siamese, BJ, was diagnosed with gingivitis yesterday and he was given an injection of antibiotic. On Tuesday he'll receive another injection and on Thursday, his teeth will be cleaned and he may also have a tooth extracted.

In the meantime, it's painful for him to eat - his favorite dry food is out of the question and he simply won't touch canned / wet food. (All three of my cats refuse to eat canned / wet food.)

What can I feed him that won't hurt his poor little mouth? He's so darned fussy and I can't bear the thought of him being hungry. Also, is there anything I can do to relieve his discomfort until this miserable condition is cleared up?
post #2 of 6
Firstly, Welcome to TCS!

My cat, Disco (RB) had Gingivitis and the vet gave us some mouthwash for her. It is difficult to administer, but it can help - in some cases. You may want to ask your vet about this.

I'm not sure what to recommend food wise! Disco ate milk poached fish (boneless, but we checked for any hidden ones).

I hope your kitty gets well soon!
post #3 of 6
My cat got it , they put them on new diet one which is better for teeth and mouth always dry food.
post #4 of 6
you can try the meat baby foods, just make sure you get the ones with no ONION or GARLIC powder in them, you can also ask you vet about some Nurti-cal it is a paste and alot of cats like it (also ask about a can of A/D).
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thank you all so much! I never even thought about baby food. (Sad, because I worked in the medical field for many years. People, I can sometimes help, but when an animal is hurting it breaks my heart.)

I will also call the vet and ask about the paste, the A/D, and the mouthwash.

vi04, my boys have always been on dry food recommended by the vet and they've pitched a fit whenever I've tried to introduce another brand.

Sar, milk poached fish sounds like something my husband would like!

Again, thank you so much for your quick response!

post #6 of 6
Mine is on Waltham Sensitivity Control dry and abit off wet Waltham Sensitivity Control , she love its . try that
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