two teef

Kemi had a dental appointment today and they extracted two teef! For years he has only had one fang because the others broke off. Now he has even fewer teeth and I am wondering if he will have trouble with crunchies. Perhaps all his crunchies should be soaked in tuna broth to make them soft.

The Bear is back home and very purrful.

Kemi has been losing weight recently. He used to be overweight (18lb+), but now he is 11lbs and he has lost at least a pound this year, so the vet is concerned. They described him as “skinny” and I was so shocked, I thought they must have got him mixed up with Prince T. But they were, indeed, referring to the Bear, and his vertebrae are quite palpable now. It’s amazing how deceptive a thick, floofy coat can be. All his blood work is normal. We’re hoping that with a more comfortable mouth, he’ll eat more. But now I’m worried that he won’t have enough teef to eat with!

kemi birthday bear

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25 Responses to two teef

  1. Lauri says:

    His mouth should feel much better! I hope he enjoys gooshyfud!

    • littlemiao says:

      he does! especially tuna. he has always liked the gravy stuff vs. the meat. i wonder why you can’t get cans that are pure tuna mush.

      • Oldcat says:

        The plain tuna or tuna with egg flavors are pretty close – and added water would help even more. They are the stinkyest flavors, though.

        Gus has had quite a few teeth out and eats the dry stuff fine. They don’t really chew with their teeth much anyway, its more to sever parts of live prey than to grind. A can of pate or tiny kibble doesn’t take much severing.

      • Lurkertype says:

        Trader Joe’s is all mushy. Some of the BFF varieties are mushy too. Maybe some of the Fancy Feast toonaz too. Tortie likes the Fancy Feast mooshy turkey and chicken flavors.

  2. Vered says:

    kitkat had a lot of trouble with food because of his gingivitis. i’d always mash his food up for him. you can make tuna mush by mushing all the liquid and tuna up with a fork. if you get the light tuna, rather than the regular tuna, there will be more moisture content and it will be easier to mash it up. you can also add regular water to make it more brothy.

    • littlemiao says:

      Kemi doesn’t seem to be interested in anything other than crunchies right now. He won’t eat any of the many flavors of canned food we’ve tried with him, but he is desperate to have crunchies and he has managed to eat some twice. I don’t want it to hurt his recovery, though. 😦

      • Oldcat says:

        When Gus had his teeth pulled both times he went for the kibble almost at once, and it didn’t seem to bother him any. He had a pain patch, though.

        • littlemiao says:

          kemi has pain meds. i’m going to talk to the vet on monday and see if she can relent about the crunchies – two weeks is too long!

          it’s good to hear that gus did well with the toof-pulling.

  3. Laurie says:

    I have two cats who’ve had all or almost all of their teeth extracted now. Once their surgery sites healed up, they went back to eating crunchies with absolutely no problem. The palate hardens up. So Kemi Bear should be fine, and much happier eating crunchies post-recovery from the extractions than before, when his teeth were hurting him.

  4. martinjh99 says:

    Thats a lovely portrait of him πŸ™‚ Glad hes doing better from his extractions.

    Im sure he’ll back eating crunchies as soon as poss too!

  5. Lurkertype says:

    A skinny Bear is not good! I hope having the bad teef out lets him nom more.

  6. Aww, Kemi…I hope his mouf feels much better. Time to gain some weight back!

  7. elizabethannewrites says:

    I can’t even imagine a skinny Bear. Hope he’s doing better! Much love to my beautiful Bear. (and the others too, of course, but my Bear first and foremost)

Miao & Purr!

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