Aby-a-Day – 27 January: The tooth, the whole tooth, and nothing but the tooth

I have posted before about about Angel’s horrific dental situation. Angel has serious Feline Oral Resorptive Lesions. She’s had them since I adopted her, and she had few teeth left.

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She had most of her teeth extracted before we moved to Sweden, but she was still having problems with her teeth. And there is NO WAY I can brush her teeth! Believe me, I have tried. So has my vet back in Boston.

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Angel has had a chipped canine for a while which hasn’t really bothered her, but her remaining molars were starting to dissolve, so we were referred by our vet to a dental specialist in nearby Falköping.

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Angel and I took the train to Falköping. The specialist checked both her eyes and her teeth, and then she was sedated for her oral surgery.

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Her molars were too dissolved to save, but her chipped canine was salvageable, and the vet saved it for me.

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Angel now has only three teeth left in her head – one canine on the top and two on the bottom. It makes her smile a little crooked, but, amazingly, it doesn’t impair her eating in the slightest. She still demands dry food with every meal, and she begs for raw meat scraps when I am cutting meat for supper. If anything, she seems happier to have gotten those bad teeth out of her mouth.

5 thoughts on “Aby-a-Day – 27 January: The tooth, the whole tooth, and nothing but the tooth

  1. We had a vet who recommended extracting all of our relatively young first Aby’s teeth. I was horrified. Later, they did come out and that cat was more playful and purry than he’d been in years. They are amazingly adaptable, but we humans have to do the sometimes difficult thing for their comfort. Sending purrs to Angel.

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  2. Poor, sweet little Angel. One eye and three teeth! No fair! But it’s such a relief to hear that toothlessness doesn’t bother her!

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