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luv
09-27-2010, 10:36 AM
I've had Fat Cat for 2 1/2 years. I believe she's 8 or 9 years old. I was petting her the other day when I decided to check out her teeth. One of her fangs was missing. She's had some plaque buildup, but the vet didn't seem to be concerned with it when I took her last year. Anyway, I looked it up online, and I found that losing fangs isn't a big deal, as long as it's not due to gum disease. I noticed a lot of people talking about brushing their cat's teeth, so I looked that up as well. There are even instructional videos. I wasn't aware I was supposed to brush her teeth. It's time for her check-up, so I'm going to make sure I talk to the vet about it. Still, I feel bad that I haven't been properly caring for her. :(

gblowfish
09-27-2010, 10:37 AM
One of my kitties, Rocky the Cat, had to have a tooth extracted because it was impacted. The infection got into his eyes, it was nasty. He's doing a lot better now. It's been about three weeks. He's pretty much back to normal.

Jenson71
09-27-2010, 10:37 AM
I hope you're at least giving your cat massages.

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Rudy lost the toss
09-27-2010, 10:38 AM
Cats just don't die. They don't need vets

luv
09-27-2010, 10:39 AM
I originally got concerned on if she should still be eating dry cat food. She doesn't seem to like wet food much, so I hope I don't have to try to switch her over.

Delano
09-27-2010, 10:43 AM
The fact that the cat is morbidly obese is a better indication of your poor care.

luv
09-27-2010, 10:46 AM
I hope you're at least giving your cat massages.

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LMAO

I think that woman loves her cat a little too much.

Although, my cat does love getting her chin rubbed, she hates it when you touch her belly.

luv
09-27-2010, 10:47 AM
The fact that the cat is morbidly obese is a better indication of your poor care.

Actually, it's not. She was bigger than she is now when I got her. She's lost some weight. I just need to do a better job at forcing myself to diet like I do her.

Saulbadguy
09-27-2010, 10:48 AM
I have an old cat that her previous owner fed her wet cat food her entire life. When we got her we had to get a tooth extracted because it was broken, and her teeth scraped.

Cave Johnson
09-27-2010, 10:53 AM
I'm of the opinion that pet dental care is a sign we've gone too far in anthropomorphizing our pets.

The ex, ex gf went to the vet a couple years ago with her dog (will take guesses as to the breed). The vet wanted to do an x-ray. She, being from an upper-class family, obliged. The vet said the results were inconclusive and that a repeat was necessary 6 weeks later. She paid for that one too.

PunkinDrublic
09-27-2010, 10:56 AM
It's the morning after a big Chiefs win mark this down under who gives a shit.

Sofa King
09-27-2010, 10:56 AM
I'm of the opinion that pet dental care is a sign we've gone too far in anthropomorphizing our pets.

The ex, ex gf went to the vet a couple years ago with her dog (will take guesses as to the breed). The vet wanted to do an x-ray. She, being from an upper-class family, obliged. The vet said the results were inconclusive and that a repeat was necessary 6 weeks later. She paid for that one too.

it was a mutt.

Cave Johnson
09-27-2010, 10:56 AM
it was a mutt.

Strike 1. But you're close, it was a rescue.

Stinger
09-27-2010, 11:09 AM
So if i am reading this correctly, the moral of this is "Always Pamper the Pussy" or "You must take care of the pussy you love" .....

Cave Johnson
09-27-2010, 11:13 AM
So if i am reading this correctly, the moral of this is "Always Pamper the Pussy" or "You must take care of the pussy you love" .....

Or, Luv is lax at pussy maintenance.

Buehler445
09-27-2010, 11:15 AM
I hope you're at least giving your cat massages.

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I heard an ad for this very thing. In western kansas. I was appalled. I mean I love the Chief Dog, but I don't even get massages, I don't think I'm going to spring for one for the chief dog.
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Phobia
09-27-2010, 11:19 AM
You don't have to brush your pet's teeth. That's ridiculous.

Brock
09-27-2010, 11:20 AM
This is how Crazy Cat Lady gets started.

luv
09-27-2010, 11:24 AM
It's the morning after a big Chiefs win mark this down under who gives a shit.

I've been talking football, too, but apparently not very well. I thought I'd go back to what I seem to do best. Start lame threads.

PunkinDrublic
09-27-2010, 11:24 AM
This is how Crazy Cat Lady gets started.

Any girl that refers to her cats as her kids is a dealbreaker for me.

luv
09-27-2010, 11:25 AM
You don't have to brush your pet's teeth. That's ridiculous.

That's what I thought, too. But after reading so much and viewing vets' instructional videos, I felt like maybe I was wrong in thinking that.

luv
09-27-2010, 11:26 AM
Any girl that refers to her cats as her kids is a dealbreaker for me.

Damn my luck.

And, FTR, it's singular. I only have one cat.

Donger
09-27-2010, 11:29 AM
We rescued a kitten about five years ago. The wife took her to the vet and the vet stated that she needed to take all her teeth out because they were rotten. Something like $800? I called the vet and said, "What happens if we don't let you take her teeth out?"

The vet responded, "All her teeth will fall out."

:spock:

Needless to say, we didn't do as the vet suggested, and the cat still has all her teeth.

MOhillbilly
09-27-2010, 11:40 AM
the gums should be pink. slightly push on the gum. when you release your finger it should be white. If it stays white longer than 3 mississippi somethings up.

Works for dogs aswell. Merck vet manual-
http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.jsp

feline teeth search-
http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.jsp

Phobia
09-27-2010, 11:42 AM
We rescued a kitten about five years ago. The wife took her to the vet and the vet stated that she needed to take all her teeth out because they were rotten. Something like $800? I called the vet and said, "What happens if we don't let you take her teeth out?"

The vet responded, "All her teeth will fall out."

:spock:

Needless to say, we didn't do as the vet suggested, and the cat still has all her teeth.
You spent something like $5000 on a dog and then $2500 on a vet bill. You aren't allowed to laugh at the absurdity of vet charges.

Saulbadguy
09-27-2010, 11:42 AM
the gums should be pink. slightly push on the gum. when you release your finger it should be white. If it stays white longer than 3 mississippi somethings up.

Works for dogs aswell. Merck vet manual-
http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.jsp

feline teeth search-
http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.jsp

Honestly, not the response I expected to see when I saw MOhillbilly was the last response on this thread.

luv
09-27-2010, 11:45 AM
the gums should be pink. slightly push on the gum. when you release your finger it should be white. If it stays white longer than 3 mississippi somethings up.

Works for dogs aswell. Merck vet manual-
http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.jsp

feline teeth search-
http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.jsp

The trick will be getting her to let me hold her mouth open long enough to do that. :)

MOhillbilly
09-27-2010, 11:45 AM
Cats just don't die. They don't need vets

not true. ferral cat hunting is my favorite sport. Moxie and i have killed atleast 30 this year, and maybe acouple hundred in 5-6 years.

MOhillbilly
09-27-2010, 11:46 AM
The trick will be getting her to let me hold her mouth open long enough to do that. :)

it only takes a second. Saul hit it with the wet food. Its bad juju. Do they make cat chew toys? How high is her prey drive?

Saulbadguy
09-27-2010, 11:47 AM
The trick will be getting her to let me hold her mouth open long enough to do that. :)

Grab her by the scruff, that will effectively disable her without hurting her.

seclark
09-27-2010, 11:48 AM
Honestly, not the response I expected to see when I saw MOhillbilly was the last response on this thread.

not true. ferral cat hunting is my favorite sport. Moxie and i have killed atleast 30 this year, and maybe acouple hundred in 5-6 years.

there you go, saul.
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MOhillbilly
09-27-2010, 11:50 AM
Honestly, not the response I expected to see when I saw MOhillbilly was the last response on this thread.


ya know i dont really mind cats. Id like to have a barn cat for the kids but i trained my dog to purge anything off the farm w/ feathers,fur, or flesh that doesnt belong because of my fowl. Next bulldog i get im gonna raise it with a cat and see what happens.

MOhillbilly
09-27-2010, 11:50 AM
there you go, saul.
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got one yesterday. ;)

luv
09-27-2010, 11:51 AM
it only takes a second. Saul hit it with the wet food. Its bad juju. Do they make cat chew toys? How high is her prey drive?

It's a good thing she doesn't care for wet food then. The only soft food she eats is whenever I open a can of tuna. I'll leave just a little in the can and set it on the floor.

Prey drive. Pretty good, I guess. She loves to attack my feet, and I have a toy that she does that with. She loses interest after awhile though.

luv
09-27-2010, 11:53 AM
Grab her by the scruff, that will effectively disable her without hurting her.

Yeah. I just know she hates it, so I hate doing it. Probably why I would suck at parenting.

Donger
09-27-2010, 11:55 AM
You spent something like $5000 on a dog and then $2500 on a vet bill. You aren't allowed to laugh at the absurdity of vet charges.

Yeah, but I like my dog, although he wasn't $5,000.00 However, I can indeed laugh, for two reasons:

1) She wanted $800 for a procedure that would remove the cat's teeth. And not paying for the procedure would have the same result for free.

2) She was completely wrong (either intentionally or not) with her original diagnosis. The cat's teeth not not rot and fall out.

MOhillbilly
09-27-2010, 11:56 AM
It's a good thing she doesn't care for wet food then. The only soft food she eats is whenever I open a can of tuna. I'll leave just a little in the can and set it on the floor.

Prey drive. Pretty good, I guess. She loves to attack my feet, and I have a toy that she does that with. She loses interest after awhile though.

ive suggested springpoles for conditioning on here for years. works for cats the same way as dogs. 5 minutes a day is all it takes. You can make one from a stick,string and feather. Squirell tails work best imo.

The trick is NOT letting them catch the bait.

MOhillbilly
09-27-2010, 11:58 AM
Yeah, but I like my dog, although he wasn't $5,000.00 However, I can indeed laugh, for two reasons:



Dont you have a dobi?

Donger
09-27-2010, 11:58 AM
Dont you have a dobi?

Yes.

luv
09-27-2010, 11:59 AM
ive suggested springpoles for conditioning on here for years. works for cats the same way as dogs. 5 minutes a day is all it takes. You can make one from a stick,string and feather. Squirell tails work best imo.

The trick is NOT letting them catch the bait.

The toy I have is a plastic stick and an elastic string with a bell and shiny ribbons on the end.

MOhillbilly
09-27-2010, 12:02 PM
The toy I have is a plastic stick and an elastic string with a bell and shiny ribbons on the end.

im giving you good advice for free luv.:) keep the stick,cut the elastic string,attacha feather. dont let the cat get the 'prey' until the end.

Start slow. 1-2 minutes work your way up to five.

luv
09-27-2010, 12:03 PM
im giving you good advice for free luv.:) keep the stick,cut the elastic string,attacha feather. dont let the cat get the 'prey' until the end.

Start slow. 1-2 minutes work your way up to five.

Okay, but how is this helping her teeth again?

MOhillbilly
09-27-2010, 12:03 PM
Yes.

Do you know the kennel name or how the dog is bred? Shoot me a smoke if you dont want it in the open.

Donger
09-27-2010, 12:04 PM
Do you know the kennel name or how the dog is bred? Shoot me a smoke if you dont want it in the open.

Yes, I have his full bloodline. He's from South America.

MOhillbilly
09-27-2010, 12:06 PM
Okay, but how is this helping her teeth again?

Excercise will not only strengthen the bond but help in every phase of you cats well being. cardio,muscles,joints,renal,reflex, hunt instinct, gastro, ect.
You need to think over all wellness. Excercise is a HUGE part.

Phobia
09-27-2010, 12:18 PM
MOHB will have your fat cat slaughtering bullies in no time at all.

luv
09-27-2010, 12:24 PM
Excercise will not only strengthen the bond but help in every phase of you cats well being. cardio,muscles,joints,renial,reflex, hunt instinct, gastro, ect.
You need to think over all wellness. Excercise is a HUGE part.

Reading this, I nearly forgot you were talking about my cat.

Phobia
09-27-2010, 12:25 PM
Reading this, I nearly forgot you were talking about my cat.

You can achieve the same thing for yourself with a feather as well.

Saulbadguy
09-27-2010, 12:35 PM
Laser pointers ftw.

MOhillbilly
09-27-2010, 12:38 PM
Laser pointers ftw.

same principal. The flirt pole just gives the satisfaction of a 'kill' at the end of the hunt.

Donger
09-27-2010, 12:45 PM
Laser pointers ftw.

How does one attach it to the cat's head?

I tried playing with my dog with a laser pointer. He loved it, but would then search the house after I stopped. I think he suffers from OCD.

Buehler445
09-27-2010, 12:45 PM
MOHB will have your fat cat slaughtering bullies in no time at all.

ROFL
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MOhillbilly
09-27-2010, 12:50 PM
How does one attach it to the cat's head?

I tried playing with my dog with a laser pointer. He loved it, but would then search the house after I stopped. I think he suffers from OCD.

thats a bad game for dogs imo. kinda like when you play fetch and dont throw the ball.

Delano
09-27-2010, 12:51 PM
How does one attach it to the cat's head?

I tried playing with my dog with a laser pointer. He loved it, but would then search the house after I stopped. I think he suffers from OCD.

Lazer pointers are dog heroin.

Saulbadguy
09-27-2010, 12:53 PM
thats a bad game for dogs imo. kinda like when you play fetch and dont throw the ball.

That's hilarious though, especially with a small indoor dog in a home with hardwood floors.

Tribal Warfare
09-27-2010, 12:53 PM
Too much grape Gatorade?

:D

MOhillbilly
09-27-2010, 12:56 PM
ive seen flashlights and lazer pointers put dogs into hyper prey drive. Its bad news imo.

Cave Johnson
09-27-2010, 01:08 PM
Yeah, but I like my dog, although he wasn't $5,000.00.

Mine was $300, from Hungary, and hasn't accidentally tried to kill itself.* Advantage me.

*knock on wood

Midway Chief
09-27-2010, 01:28 PM
Pet dentistry is actually a pretty big deal. I work in the veterinary industry and will be attending the Veterinary Dental Forum in San Antonio this week (a conference for veterinarians who pretty much make their living taking care of pet's teeth). It is probably the fastest growing division of veterinary medicine.

MOhillbilly
09-27-2010, 01:35 PM
Why is it so expensive for a routine small animal check up?

alnorth
09-27-2010, 09:14 PM
I'm of the opinion that pet dental care is a sign we've gone too far in anthropomorphizing our pets.

I dont really agree. Now, I dont go overboard and brush my cat's teeth (as if he'd let me, yeah right), but I do have the vet look at them every year and get them cleaned upon recommendation every 2 or 3 years. It is a quality of life issue, teeth problems can be painful. Cats usually try to hide pain, but it can still hurt.

Last year the vet actually caught a problem where a couple teeth which needed to come out was getting absorbed into the jaw. That might sound fine, except it would wind up with pointy little knives sawing into the gums when the cat bit down or chewed. She took them out before they started to cause pain

Gonzo
09-27-2010, 09:54 PM
I fully expected this to be a badgirl thread by the title. I was almost disappointed... (Almost)
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BigMeatballDave
09-27-2010, 10:07 PM
I'm very disappointed in this thread. Not nearly enough pussy jokes. Fail.

luv
09-27-2010, 10:08 PM
I'm very disappointed in this thread. Not nearly enough pussy jokes. Fail.

And no one has mentioned antifreeze. Slipping.

The Pedestrian
09-27-2010, 10:14 PM
This is how Crazy Cat Lady gets started.

Yeah...the crazy cat lady doesn't take care of her cats either...

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Bearcat
09-27-2010, 11:06 PM
Make it up to her and get a PetSpa...

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luv
09-27-2010, 11:19 PM
Make it up to her and get a PetSpa...

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I felt bad for that poor cat, but that was hilarious! I'd never do that to my cat, though.

alnorth
09-28-2010, 12:24 AM
Make it up to her and get a PetSpa...

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ROFL