Friday, March 10, 2006

In Tooth and Claw

Well, I got back and had to take Toulouse to the Cat Hospital again. Evidently there were problems with his teeth. I just took him to the vet for a full checkup last summer and they said there were no problems. Then, his new vet tells me his teeth look really bad and showed me the red inflamed gums. She said this wasn't a problem that could have come up since last summer. So, they had to put Toulouse under and pull three of his teeth including one of his canines. When I picked him up, I just lost it. I felt so bad for him. The difficulty of moving and adjusting. Then spraining his elbow. Now he has lost three teeth. What will happen next?! Luckily, he seems to be okay. But it breaks my heart when I see the big gaps in his mouth.


Genevieve said...

oh, poor Toulouse! My friend just had to have her cat's tooth removed, also. I asked my friend who is a vet and she said it is really common for cats, and that if the tooth is bad, it has to be done. So at least you know it had to be done.

Genevieve said...

I just talked to my friend about her cat's teeth. The vet thought it would be 1-3 teeth that needed to be removed. It turned out to be 12!! now poor Darby the cat has only 3 teeth left! so I think maybe Toulouse was lucky

Malady said...

Yes, he is lucky. It isn't too noticeable except for the missing canine. And you can only really tell when he yawns. He seems to be adjusting well.