The hanging out tongue must be something other than missing teeth.  We have
quite a few cats with no teeth, and their tongues don't hang out the side of
their mouths, if anything, the tips of the tongue might stick out in front -
and looks adorable.  We have some real oldtimers here - started out feral
and are mushes now.....
Life with bad teeth must be absolutely horrible and painful  I am always
surprised how toothless cats just love dry food!

-----Original Message-----
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of MaiMaiPG
Sent: Thursday, July 07, 2011 6:31 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] DMG

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.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
> [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Heather
> Sent: Wednesday, July 06, 2011 10:00 AM
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] DMG
>
> 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
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
>> [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Heather
>> 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
>>> E
>>>
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