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From: Stephanie
Date: 2001-07-17 23:38:00 UTC
Subject: Teeth or Ulcers

Hi all,

I never got an answer to this and now I can't remember if it
ever mad it to the list, so I'm reposting.

with Maggie, Bullwinkle, Shasta, Emeline and Icabod

-----Original Message-----
From: Stephanie []
Sent: Sunday, July 15, 2001 2:55 AM

Hi Again All,

I want to thank you all tremendously for all the advice and
info you share. This list is a really special. Thanks!

Now, for my latest question. Most of you know about Icabod, my
boy with cardiomyopathy, insulinoma and adrenal disease. Ever
since I got him he chews when he is not eating. Not all the
time, but a lot. When I first found out about the Insulinoma,
I heard it attributed to that. Since he is on all his meds and
seems a little better (still is wobbly and slips a bit on the
hardwood floors, but otherwise more active) he is still doing
the chewing thing. Recently, I've seen this attributed to
ulcers, but the last time he had a bout with bloody diarrhea
he had carafate and still chewed. Since he was a rescue, he
never had proper dental care and his teeth are yucky. He has
had so many other problems that the teeth took a back seat in
getting addressed by my vets. I'm wondering if the chewing
could be caused by discomfort with his teeth. Also, since he
is known to have the heart problems, could they put him under
to clean his teeth or is that too much?

Thanks in advance for all the wonderful help,
with Maggie, Bullwinkle, Shasta, Emeline and Icabod