Klive was relinquished by a family that could no longer take care of him. At first Klive was scared and not very friendly but we believed in him and continued to work with him daily. Over time he became much friendlier and while he still has a sassy attitude. it is never aggressive.
Over the last few months we noticed a change in hispersonality. While Klive may occasionally act docile he was acting more submissive than usual. His typical outgoing attitude was gone and when he tried to eat he would cry out and run from his food. Whenever a cat has a change in typical behavior, it's usually a bad sign.
We took him to the vet and the diagnosis was stomatitis, an infection that affects the mouth causing it to become inflamed and painful. This also causes Klive avoid eating because of the pain from chewing.
Unfortunately, Stomatitis has no cure and the only solution left is to perform a full mouth teeth extraction. Because the infection affects his mouth and attacks his teeth, removing his teeth will bring him great comfort and he can live a normal healthy life.
Teeth extraction is an expensive procedure, and like any procedure must be done correctly. To ensure it is done right we must take him to a very reputable dental specialist, which is not cheap. Even with a discount provided for non-profit shelters, it will still cost more than $3,000.
Will you please help Klive receive the medical attention he deserves?