For the last week or so (that I noticed) she has been pawing at her mouth when she ate. She prefers dry cat food. I have been trying to get her to eat wet cat food for 12 years but she wasn’t having any of it. In the past week, she switched herself to wet. (Cats are really smart.)
I knew something was wrong because in the old days (prior to last week) when I would give her wet cat food, she ate all the gravy, licking around anything that resembled a lump of meat. (Hazel loved her as she got to eat the lumps.)
All of a sudden she ate the whole dish. She must have been starving as it hurt to eat the dry stuff. This is not good news for me. Most likely a dental issue. Cha-ching, cha-ching!
Off to the vet in her spiffy new carrier which she got out of before we left the house. Scared the bejesus out of me but better in the house than in the car. Securely enclosed we were off.
She was her sweet self. No mewing on the ride over. We rocked out to John Lennon’s Imagine. She was good in the vet’s office allowing the vet to open her mouth and touch each tooth. When she touched the offending tooth she nearly jumped off the table. “That’s the one!”
She has an appointment at the end of May (her second dental procedure in two years) and some meds to get her through until then. In the meantime she will be pampered and fussed over (always the case in this house) so hopefully she won’t be uncomfortable.
I was able to get some tips for her itching. Mollie has allergies. She’s a very sensitive cat and will be loopy from the surgery for 24 to 48 hours. If I can now get her on a good wet food along with allergy meds, she may be a new cat. She deserves it. She is the sweetest floof around.