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Mon, 07/01/2013 - 23:11 -- Julian
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Bear is the most majestic, laid back cat. He came to us with another cat named Tom. Both had been pets of someone who passed, and without any available caretakers, ended up in a shelter. At his intake, Bear was in desperate need of dental extractions due a condition called stomatitis (where the gums react to the plaque on the teeth and begin to rot and recede) and because of this, these boys were given a deadline before overcrowding would force an untimely end.

Luckily, the rescue network got both boys out and they were placed in our foster care! Bear had two dental surgeries. The first removed two teeth, but it was not an aggressive enough plan to bring comfort, another flare up meant they all had to go. Bear visited a specialty dental veterinarian, who removed every single one of his teeth. As Bear recovered in his foster home, it was clear his pain had been eased, as his personality began to shine.

He is a quiet guy, who is comfortable with alone time, but does love the company and attention of a person. He enjoys being pet and brushed, he purrs for his dinner, and lounges lazily in his favourite cushiony spaces to watch the movements of the household. He gets along well with other animals too!

The ideal home for Bear would continue to feed him wet only food (because he's a gentle and toothless giant), and provide lots of fun places to hide and explore. Bear has a very even temperament, and hopefully, he is one of the cats who have an 80% successful recovery and a life ahead without active stomatitis, but regular vet visits will be necessary to confirm that he is always comfortable because it is a lifelong condition and something that can flare in times of stress. Bear is health checked, vaccinated, neutered, and has no more teeth in need of dental work.
More about Bear
Animal ID:21-031
Breed:Domestic Longhair
Age:8 years 1 month
Spayed or Neutered?:Yes
Location:Foster Home