Robbie is a very friendly male cat who was found apparently stray in appalling condition. He was terribly matted and had a badly infected mouth. After some much needed dental work and a groom he looked a lot brighter.
Swabs taken from his very sore gums revealed that Robbie has been suffering the effects of calici virus. Feline calici virus (FCV) is a common respiratory infection in cats causing cat flu like symptoms, (it is one of the viruses that can be vaccinated against)
The vast majority of cats get over calci virus infection without suffering lasting effects but some unlucky cats are left with symptoms one of which can be very sore, inflamed gums. Antibiotics and steroids can help suppress symptoms but often the only 'cure' is to remove the cats teeth. Robbie has had most of his teeth removed and this has helped a lot but he is still salivating a lot and is going to require one of his canine teeth to be removed and it is rubbing on his tongue.
Robbie is seeking a new home under our Long Term Foster scheme whereby we will continue to provide any veterinary treatment he requires related to the calici virus infection.
Robbie is suitable for an indoor only home.
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