As far as her mouth being open, mine is a pudge with no trouble eating and her mouth is usually slightly open. Like she has a goofy grin. She slobbers with juicy veggies like cucumbers and peppers and sometimes looks like she has a green Fu Manchu mustache.
She’s still doing great! Drinking normal amounts, eating like a champ. I’m giving cc once a day now. She’s up to 1lb 10.8oz, so a little bit of gain. Drooling is not happening much either, not sure if it’s the pain meds or just generally felling better?
Romeandsmores1 - thanks for your kind words. I keep telling myself we will just make her as happy as we can for as long as we can. :-)
Could be because if long term poor diet or a bc of a more serious tooth/jaw problem. At this point, the plan is to keep her on meloxicam and keep her happy, see if she starts eating more and fattening up, I’ll continue critical care. The vet recommended to wait a bit bc of her poor health. She’s concerned about anesthesia at this point. :-(
And all that is just a guess IMO. We aren't certain it's her teeth but her jaw did seem sensitive. She has checked her teeth twice in the office, but didn't really see anything too concerning. She eats voraciously, so I'm not sure that's why she's not getting nutrition. I wasn't given another possibility, however. And, I'm not sure why she had a fever - though she feels cool now after 12 days of antibiotics.
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Maybe others will have some suggestions.
I've been giving Cappi critical care mush in a bowl with pumpkin puree and she's been eating it nicely. Amy eats a bit of it too - I hope she doesn't get fat!!
As for the cysts, no she hasn't been checked. This behavior just cropped up in the past few days and with Cappi's addition, she never acted this way with Fran a few weeks ago.
Good news is that Cappi is now 1lb 12 oz!
So Cappi has been doing well for the past few weeks, though Amy continued to nip at her. She also continued her excessive drinking/peeing. But it seemed okay as Cappi was still eating and very active.
However, Cappi suddenly stopped eating and drinking yesterday morning and evening. I gave her critical care as soon as I noticed, late morning and throughout the day. I took her to the vet this AM and they checked her teeth, still fine. Felt her jaw, no pain (we’ve continued the meloxicam for the suspected jaw pain which has also helped her drooling). However, she’s lost more weight and had a fever if almost 106. Ugh.
Her bloodwork a few weeks back was indicative of an infection of some sort, but no kidney failure or diabetes. So we are kind of at a loss. Dr prescribed a stronger antibiotic and also a dewormer (though she really doesn’t suspect worms). She got her first doses this morning. She’s had a teeny bit of hay and a little bit of pepper and carrot on her own, and she’s drinking. But that’s about it.
Amy and Cappi are separated now with a divider.
I’m so frustrated.