This story was shared by Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, Utah.
Mrs. Crinkles is an elderly, tiny, lady cat who had horrible dental disease. On June 22, 2018, she was anesthetized for an emergency dental exam in which it was determined all her teeth needed extraction. Afterward, she still refused to eat because of the remembered pain she had experienced with her bad teeth. She did not want anything to touch her mouth ever again. She was losing weight fast, and we thought we might lose her. She weighed only 5.29 pounds (2.40 kilograms).
Four days after extracting her teeth, we inserted a feeding tube so she could receive nutrition and medications while her mouth healed.
Then something unique and a little crazy happened— Mrs. Crinkles fell in love with the feeding tube. She seemed to understand that the good feeling she was experiencing was coming from the good food she received. It took three full months for her mouth to recover and for Mrs. Crinkles to forget that her mouth used to hurt. We pulled the tube out in mid-September.
She now weighs 6.35 pounds (2.88 kilograms), eats like a little champ, and totally enjoys life. If it had not been for EmerAid Sustain HDN Feline making her feel so good, this story might have a different ending.