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My name is***** an I think I can help you with your cat. It sounds like Niner has 2 different problems:
1) a recent dental and scratching his face. I would wonder if your regular veterinarian placed stitches in your kitty's gums to help close the holes where the teeth were. Those can be itchy and bothersome to the cat an Niner could be pawing at his face to dislodge them. Can you look in his mouth to see if there is anything in there that could be bothering him?
2) Diarrhea and now cow-pie diarrhea. The diarrhea could have started from stress from the dental disease. Have you changed foods recently? Did your regular veterinarian send home pain medication in addition to the Amoxicillin?
I would recommend adding a probiotic such as Fortiflora or Proviable to Niner's food. Surgery can throw off their intestinal bacteria which leads to diarrhea and foul smelling feces.
I hope this answer helps you. Feel free to contact me if you have any further questions.
Kansas State University
College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2001
Dry socket is unusual in cats, their gums usually heal very well. Any other facial pain or discomfort when you open his mouth open wide? Also, food allergy can cause itchy skin, so that may be a reaction to the canned food. If it continues, you may need to have your regular vet check his mouth and face again.
I would still recommend the probiotic. I suspect his intestinal bacteria were thrown off from the canned food and the anesthesia. It can take several days for everything to get back to normal. 12 days is long time, but not unreasonable to think he is still "off" considering his age.
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How is Niner this evening? Is he getting his energy back? Is he having normal stools?
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