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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-12-2008, 12:54 AM Thread Starter
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Cat not eating

Hello everyone first post here, Tried posting in the health concerns but didn't let me, so I hope I'm posting this in the right place.

Why does my cat growl at his food, then when he starts eating it he does this screaming noise like if someone steped on his tail and spits it out and doesn't go on to eat the food?
By the way he does have an appetite, it seems like he's scared of his food or something in his mouth hurts him as soon as he starts eating. He does drink water with no problems at all.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-12-2008, 05:03 AM
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take him to the vet. a cat not eating is serious. he could have mouth pain or other issues

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Yes, take him to a vet ASAP. it is verry possible he may have a mouth problem.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-12-2008, 11:54 AM Thread Starter
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I'll take him as soon as possible. What mouth problems are out there I should be aware of? It's weird because he still plays, just doesn't eat.
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teeth problems, gum problems, something stuck in his mouth, etc

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-19-2008, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
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so it ended up being gingivitis, but it keeps comming back about every 3 weeks all the vets do is give him a cordizone shot I belive it's what its called and he'll be fine for about 3 weeks, is there anything else that can help him for longer terms?
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-19-2008, 06:24 PM
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Here's an article about cat oral health. It will give you some background information, then you can discuss with your vet the appropriate actions you should be taking at home (toothbrushing, rinses, type of food, etc.) to keep your kitty happy and healthy. You could also ask for a referral to a dental specialist if you feel that's warranted. Good Luck!

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