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I am sorry to hear that Pixie is having this problem. Did your vet prescribe any pain medications for her in addition to the antibiotics?
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Yes, she has been prescribed: Prednisolone and Clavamox Drops. One, I think, is an antibiotic. The other is for her wheezing. When I took her to the vet, she had labored breathing. They took x-rays and discovered she may also have a mild case of asthma.
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Hi there, it's day 2 and my cat still cannot consume any food. I'm going to run to the store and see if I can get baby food, yogurt or milk. I've read in other places that cats are lactose intolerant, but I've also read that very small amounts can be acceptable.. are these good ideas? Also, I responded to your questions yesterday with this response: Yes, she has been prescribed: Prednisolone and Clavamox Drops. One, I think, is an antibiotic. The other is for her wheezing. When I took her to the vet, she had labored breathing. They took x-rays and discovered she may also have a mild case of asthma. Can you help please?
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This is an awesome response! Thank you so much for your help. In answer to your question, yes, she has a visible lesion on her tongue. Yesterday it was a bright red. Today it's a light pink.. so it still looks raw, but it also seems to be healing up nicely. I was able to mix in 1/2 a teaspoon in with cold yogurt and that coaxed her to eat. She's still not back to a full appetite, but at least eating a little bit. Syringe feeding resulted in food on floor, food on me.. but no food in kitty, so I'm hoping it doesn't come to that. If she's still having trouble by day 3, I'll go to the vet and ask about the pain killers you suggested. Again, thanks for your help.
You are most welcome and thank you for replying. It sounds as if things are doing somewhat better and hopefully it will be all uphill from here. Oral tissue tends to heal very quickly so if you are able to coax her today, I'll bet she will be back to normal soon. Poor girl!
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Hi Dr. Z, thanks for asking. I only had to syringe feed Pixie once and then she was willing to try eating food on her own. At first she would only eat if I mashed everything up, but today she was able to eat some shredded meat. My only concern is that I think how she bit her tongue is because she either jumped down to hard or fell off of her tower. Now she's completely afraid of it, and afraid to play with toys around it. Trying to entice her with treats and catnip. All in all, Pixie is better, and I'm happy she's at least eating on her own.
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