Does Your CH Cat Get A Bloody Lip? Check Out This Food For Thought
The other day on Facebook, Rene brought up a problem:
“My moderate kitty Grace constantly falls or runs into things. Often times her upper canine punctures her lower lip causing a bloody mess. I feel so bad for her although it doesn’t seem to faze her. Any one else experience this? I’m almost considering shaving her tooth down a hair.”
Since our cerebellar hypoplasia cats can be accident prone, it’s only natural for us to want to find ways to help them. In fact, head injuries are so common that some cat parents have created helmets for their CH cats.
That said, reoccurring bloody lips are no fun. I don’t believe our cats have ever experienced a bloody lip — or rather, if they have, I’ve never noticed.
I wasn’t sure how common this was, but Catherine said her moderate CH cat has also bloodied his lip a number of times. She too is looking for a solution, since her kitty won’t stop leaping off furniture or laps.
Roxann came to the rescue, and shared some of her knowledge on the topic. According to Roxann, there are some dental specialists who will “file” down a tooth and cap it. She said they will also take dental x-rays to make certain that the tooth isn’t cracked or has any other issue. If you decide to go this route, you may want to make sure the person is a dental specialist, since a regular vet may cause more harm than good – so be careful!
Does your cat bloody his lip? What have you done to help? Please share in the comments!