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Dr Marta Lepes
Dr Marta Lepes, Cat Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
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Experience:  Owner, practitioner, Owner at Hilo Veterinary Clinic, Inc, Vetmed Hawaii
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I think he is having a toothache. He only will eat wet food

Customer Question

I think he is having a toothache. He only will eat wet food and just now started growling and running all over the place. What can I give him to make him comfortable until I can get him to a vet?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: Twilight. Age 18 mo ths
JA: How old is Twilight?
Customer: 18 months
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Twilight?
Customer: No
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 7 months ago.

Hello, my name is***** and I will do my best to help you. I'm reviewing your question now and I will post back to you ASAP.

Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 7 months ago.

Poor Twilight!

you can give him baby aspirin. I need to know his weight for a correct dose.

Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 7 months ago.

It has been an hour since you posted your question. Perhaps you have gone to bed.

Here is the baby aspirin dose:

Under 10 pounds, give ¼ 81 mg baby aspirin every TWO DAYS.

Over 10 pounds, give ½ 81 mg baby aspirin every TWO days.

Cats don't metabolize aspirin quickly like humans and dogs do. So only give it every TWO DAYS.

This works well for most pain.

But if his symptoms continue he should be seen by your vet to determine the cause.

If you have any questions we can continue.

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