Pretty Boy, a feral who hangs around and who is very loved, was live trapped for neutering. The vet called me after they put him under...he had shuttered in pain when they put a tube in his mouth. She checked his teeth and they were totally awful. Most of them were pulled. The only side effect is that his tongue hangs out a lot of the time...no teeth to help him keep it in...or maybe he is expressing his opinion. He eats both canned and dry food with the rest of the clan and is so handsome. He is probably 13-14 years old (per vet) and is a total doll. Like the rest of the clan, he is not touchable most of the time. He fusses and fumes and catches ground squirrels and others who are stupid enough to come into an area guarded by numerous cats. Removing his teeth has definitely improved the quality if not quantity of his life. As far as I know, none of the clan is FeLV+.
On Jul 6, 2011, at 6:00 PM, Diane Rosenfeldt wrote:

Yes, in cats (and in humans) the constant infections and abscesses in a bad mouth of teeth have all sorts of dire consequences in the rest of the body's systems. I have never heard anyone who regretted having some or all of their
babies' teeth pulled in the interests of clearing up stomatitis, etc.

Diane R.

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[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Heather
Sent: Wednesday, July 06, 2011 10:00 AM
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Yes, we have had 3 cases (2 rescues of mine, one a friend's so I don't know his testing status, he could be FIV+ though, he was a big male brought in from the streets) of full mouth extractions that resulted in a very sick
kitty soon becoming a 'brand new cat".  One is a year out from the
extraction, the other is 2 years out, both are doing so well! Both of those guys were negative. My friend's kitty is doing wonderfully, too, and his full mouth extraction was done by our humane society low-cost clinic for a fraction of what my guys were done for--most low cost clinics probably
can't do that, though.

All 3 of these guys now also eat dry food, by their own liking, I couldn't
believe it.

On Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 10:53 AM, Natalie <at...@optonline.net> wrote:

Your cats had stomatitis?  And it helped having all teeth removed?
The problem with doing this to a cat with immunodeficiencies is (ours
is
FIV+, which is better than FeLV+) obviously slightly more risky!  It
FIV+does
sound rather drastic, doesn't it?
We have several old cats without teeth, and they look like they're
chomping a way at dry food...they just swallow it and love it more
than canned food at times.
Natalie

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Sent: Wednesday, July 06, 2011 10:18 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] DMG

Hope the DMG proves to be helpful, but just thought I'd mention the 3
we've had who had full mouth extractions were like new cats
afterwards, and have done wonderfully ever since.  They were not FELV
cats, though.

On Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 9:59 AM, Natalie <at...@optonline.net> wrote:

Has any vet ever suggested using DMG (N, N-DIMETHYLGLYCINE)for FeLV+
cats?

I AM USING IT ON A FIV+ CAT THAT HAS PAINFUL STOMATITIS IN THE
MOUTH, TO THE POINT WHERE HE COULDN'T EAT; FIV/FeLV+ cats often get
that condition, and unfortunately, the only suggested and supposedly
appropriate thing is to have their teeth pulled by a specialist,
with special emphasis on
cleaning
out the areas extremely well.  My vet says that he doesn't like
doing it because often it doesn't help at all, so we are trying DMG.

I am using the liquid form, but it apparently also comes in
different forms.



It has many clinical uses and a variety of applications:

http://www.goodsearch.com/search.aspx?keywords=N%2C+N-DIMETHYLGLYCIN
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