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« on: June 18, 2014, 04:47:11 AM »

I think my hyper-T kitty, Smokey, bit her own tongue 2 days ago. I heard a cat screaming and she was bleeding from the mouth. Think another cat was harrassing her as it at first sounding like she was hissing at the cat. Now, she is not eating much. Obviously, it must hurt. She finally let me open her mouth to see and there is a small roundish area of dark discoloration on the tip of her tongue. She only licks a small amount of wet food. I tried some dry and she seems to be able to eat a little, but not much. She has had most of her teeth extracted over the years. Wondering if anyone has had this happen and how long it took before kitty felt better.
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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2014, 08:01:38 AM »

Oh, JM, I'm so sorry to hear about that.  That really  hurts!  I've done it myself several times.  I hope her mouth feels better soon.
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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2014, 08:40:53 AM »

JM, is there any chance she could have been shocked by biting an electrical cord or something?  Poor kitty, I hope she's feeling better soon.
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2014, 09:08:51 AM »

Ouch! I've never had a cat do this, but from my own experience in biting my tongue, tongues seem to heal pretty quickly. My main concern would be hydration, because they do curl the tip of their tongue to lap water into their mouths. Is she able to drink OK?  If she will eat cold food and drink cold water, that might be more comfortable than room-temperature.
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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2014, 09:42:53 AM »

Poor kitty! I know from experience that this hurts - agree with trying cold or cool water/food.
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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2014, 12:23:23 PM »

Poor Smokey!  I know how that hurts too!  Fortunately, the mouth tends to heal very quickly, so just keep offering small amounts of food until she is ready to eat more on her own.  Even with a very sore mouth after tooth extractions, most kitties' appetites return fairly quickly.  I hope she does feel better quickly!   Sad
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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2014, 06:56:42 PM »

Ouch! I hope Smokey's tongue is better now. Smoggy has problems with biting his tongue. I used to see blood drops in the sink when he drank from the faucet. It's usually only a day or two for him to start eating normally again.
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« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2014, 11:56:50 AM »

Thanks guys!  She seems to be all healed up now.  I don't even see any marks or splits on her tongue.  Thank goodness. If we have to go out for more than a few hours, we fix her up in a separate room just in case.  No bullies allowed.
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« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2014, 07:27:04 PM »

Glad to hear Smokey is back to normal now!  Sounds like a good idea to segregate her when gone.  I've had to do that with several picked on pets over the years and it's much less stressful than worrying about them all day.
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« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2014, 08:04:17 PM »

Good news that Smokey is all healed!  Good idea to keep her safe while you are gone.
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« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2014, 08:20:40 PM »

Glad to hear Smokey is better now. I hope it doesn't happen again!
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