Owly is a 7 month old kitten who came to me from the street on November 2020. At first she was very shy, but over time she became very sweet and has been my best companion during the pandemic. Since I got her we have been together almost every day and I can no longer imagine my life without her.
Over time, she began to scratch her head a lot until I saw some bald spots and blood, also she started to keep her mouth open quite often.
The vet found that she had stomatitis - an extremely painful oral condition in cats. As I was told, stomatitis is very rare in kittens.
We are currently taking antibiotics, but as soon as the use is stopped, the inflammation will return. Unfortunately, stomatitis cannot be cured by medicine, the only way to get rid of it is to remove all the affected teeth. Therefore, it is necessary to extract all of the back teeth (at the moment it looks like the front teeth and canines are not affected and they will remain). Vet says that almost all cats adjust well to having no back teeth and in the long run this will give her the ability to live a long life without pain and be a happy and healthy.
Given that Owly is young and weighs very little, it is necessary to delay the surgery for at least a few months to make it easier for her to undergo anesthesia and surgery. In addition, under one anesthesia, it is also planned to spay Owly.
Owly needs blood work, x-rays, anesthesia, pain medication and antibiotics, and of course the surgery (dental work + spaying).
We have been taking various medicines for two months now: Clavaseptin, Prednizol, Melosus, Furasol, Cortizeme, Selehold and Credelio. Also to rule out the possibility of allergies, she has been prescribed a special diet until the surgery day.
I feel very sad for her but there is a light at the end of the tunnel – after this surgery Owly will no longer be in a chronic pain and she will be considered practically healthy 😊