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Old May 14th 07, 04:54 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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Default My Cat Keeps Pawing at his mouth =(

On May 5, 3:21 pm, "Riki-Lee" [email protected] wrote:
I am desperately hoping someone can help me with my cat Spotty. Back in
February this year, Spotty was pawing at his mouth almost as if there was
something lodged in there, and tore his mouth up with his claws. I rushed him
to the 24 hour animal hospital where they said he seemed fine and sent me
home with a $200.00 bill and some clavamox and metacam medicine. After the
clavamox was finished (during the time he was taking it he was fine) 2 days
after it was out of his system he started pawing at his mouth again. I took
him to his regular vet who then insisted on having a tooth extraction saying
that was the problem and after that he would be fine. After surgery and a
$629.00 bill he would be on clavamox again for 14 days. He began to noticably
limp after his surgery which I passed off as it being from the IV tube.
During his healing time he was back to being my "little guy" when again after
2 days of finishing his clavamox he was pawing at his mouth again. I took him
back to the vet and he said he was pawing because of the stitches and I
thought he was right. I took spotty back home with some prescribed antirobe
liquid antibiotics and another $100.00 visit. All was fine through the time
he was medicated and even after he finished this medication until about 2
weeks ago when the pawing started again, not lasting for very long. I cut his
claws so that he couldnt do any damage to the inside of his mouth. I also
gave him some left over pain medication and then he was fine again until
yesterday with the biggest fit yet that I have ever saw. He wouldnt let me
cut his claws this time and he did some substantial damage to the inside of
his mouth and he seems to be limping more than ever before on the same leg as
before. I called the vet and all they could saw was they were stumped for now
and to bring him in for more testing. Please if anyone out there has any
information of what this could be please let me know. I can't afford to keep
having the vet do tests and it is really stressing Spotty out. Thanks in
advance.