13 July 2010

Pebble, a Senior Cat?

Pebble was losing weight.

EJ carried Pebble up and saw that the area surrounding her lips had brown stains. While trying to look at that mess, EJ got a whiff of Pebble's breath. It smelt bad. This meant something was not right. EJ contacted the vet to make an appointment for the next day.

It turned out that Pebble's gums have receded and got infected. Receding gums occur in older cats. Not knowing Pebble's age as she was rescued from the street (which can be read here), EJ always thought Pebble was younger than the rest.

Pebble was given an injection and two types of antibiotic pills to take for nine days. Two weeks ago, an evaluation on her condition was done. Her health has improved and had gain a bit of weight as she could eat again. Since she has not fully recovered, another injection was given. In two days, she will be going for another follow-up evaluation.


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21 comments:

Boo-Bah said...

Pebbles is beautiful and so fortunate to have been rescued. I am glad she is getting the medical care that she needs.

Jacqueline said...

Pebble is a gorgeous girl and we're so glad she is feeling better...Halle had bad breath and needed a few teeth pulled=the bad breath cleared up once the infection was gone...We are purring loudly for Pebble to continue improving...kisses sweet friends...Calle, Halle, Sukki

We love Luna said...

oh poor Pebble, she is so adorable, I'm sending her good energies, and everything will be okay soon!
purrs and love
Luna

Kea said...

Lots of purrs and healing Light to Pebbles!

My two boys, both young, have had awful dental problems with multiple extractions, and Nicki had two very deep pockets of infection and needed a month of antibiotics. Annie had 3 extractions in the winter and came through just fine, at 9 - 10 years old.

Hopefully Pebbles will be fine; I know senior kitties are at high risk under anaesthetic and often a vet won't put the animal under for dental. So paws crossed this does the trick for her!

Old Kitty said...

Awww Sweet Pebbles!!! Me and Charlie are sending waves and waves of purry healing hugs to gorgeous Pebbles!! We are in awe at her story and how you found her! What happened to her baby? What happened to all those other strays? Oh dear! How sad!

We are so so so so glad you found Pebbles - she is lovely!

Take care
x

Chandrika Shubham said...

Beautiful pic. :)
Nice to know that it recovered. :)

AL said...

Pebbles is getting older as well as with Muning, gums becomes very sensitive unlike when they're younger. Hope Pebbles would feel better soon, but Pebbles looks so fine in that photo.

Boom Nisanart said...

Poor Pebble, we wish your a speedy recovery : )

oxxoxo ... from Boom & her visitor

Ginger said...

Ah, sweet Pebble---glad you are getting well.

Marg said...

Poor Pebbles. Glad she is a little better and eating again. Hopefully the second round of medicine will make her all better. She is very lucky to have such great hooomans taking care of her.
Feel better Pebbles.

Sharon Wagner said...

We all hate to floss, that's for sure. Luckily my kitties are still young and have good breath. For a cat anyway.

Gattina said...

That's right, I had the same with Lisa, she couldn't eat because of gum infection and got antibiotics, then our vet pulled out all her teeth. After that she was OK and it's amazing but cats can eat even dry food without teeth ! the gums become very hard ! Poor thing must have suffered.

Lucy the Cat said...

Pebbles is such a pretty girl. I'm so glad she's getting better. I hope her next vet visit will show that she's completely better. It's wonderful that she has such a good home with you.

Sammy and Andy said...

What a beauty!!!!!!!!! We're happy to hear she is doing better....we will continue to purr that the infection gets completed healed soon.

xxxxxxxxxx

ABBY said...

Oh sweet Pebbles we are sorry to hear you had not been feeling well. We are so glad to hear that your treatments are working and that you are gaining weight and strength every day. Keep up the good work.

purrs
Abby

cats of widlcat woods said...

Pebble is beautiful. Glad she is getting the care she needs!

Boyachilles said...

pebble is a rescued cat?? i see, she's so pretty..

I shared Pebble story on my FB...

look at kakimotong Fan Club...

Btw, Pak Tam is 'come back'...this morning he 'fight' with baby LOL...i will upload the vids later...Pak Tam is healthy now but still wearing the collar...

Splendid Little Stars said...

...aawww...Pebble! so sorry you have not been feeling well. But glad you are on the mend.
love the comment that you left on my blog about stairs being cat-size couches. very clever!

Puss-in-Boots said...

Poor Pebble, I'm sorry to hear of her trouble, but I'm glad to hear she's improving. Animals don't complain, do they? Unlike us humans...

Au and Target said...

Poor Pebble! I hope she gets the all clear from the vet.

Sorry you had trouble accessing the blog. I know the connection goes down sometimes but there's nothing I can do about it. Keep me in mind when you can???

Office chair said...

I think pebble is looking very serious or very angry because of some reason. But then also pebble is looking so cute in this pose also.