Animals - you can't live with them-you can't live without them
My 14 1/2 year old cat, Boa, started pawing at her cheek three days ago. Yesterday morning she was rubbing one side of her face on the carpet and wall. So off to the vet we went. Somehow she broke her took off at the gum line, the root has started to abcess and the nerve is exposed. The best thing would be to have the tooth pulled, but she was born with a heart murmur. We did a whole bunch of blood work yesterday to see if her heart, kidneys and liver can handle the anesthesia at her age. They are also testing her for diabetes. She has lost some weight over the past few weeks so I just figured it was old age creeping up on her. I feel so bad. She tries to eat but ends up pawing at her mouth so I know she is hurting. I bought her the pouches of catfood and squeeze the juice out so she can at least drink it. Thought I would stop and get her some babyfood on the way home tonight. I am waiting for the vet to call with the blood test results. I am a nervous wreck.