Kitties with mouth cancer

  
Marley the- Paw 04/94 - 06/09

Never met a- treat bag she- couldn't open
 
 
Purred: Sat Apr 25, '09 6:05pm PST 
Marley has a tumor under her tongue. Surgery removed the top part of the mass. She's had 2 chemo treatments and will have a 3rd next week. She's taking a pain med and an appetite enhancer as well as thyroid.

Do you have any recommendations or suggestions on how to encourage her to eat - things to watch out for as we go?

We had another kitty who had inoperable intestinal cancer and she passed quickly. We're not sure if we're doing the right things.

Marley the- Paw 04/94 - 06/09

Never met a- treat bag she- couldn't open
 
 
Purred: Fri Jul 3, '09 9:52pm PST 
We found out that rotating the canned food choices and putting just a tablespoon on the plate, and having several feeding stations, helped. But what was really important - the chemo made it hard for Marley to smell her food - so she was hungry but couldn't find the plate. By having several stations and listening (she had a hungry cry) and getting food to her when she called, we were able to help her eat.