The cat has gingivitis

Julius had his annual checkup yesterday. Seems his oral hygiene has been lacking — evidently not good for a barely three-year-old.

It occurred to me that it might have something to do with all the bulimic behavior, though the vet had no suggestions for a cure: “Some cats just have sensitive stomachs and throwing up once or twice a week is not that unusual.”

Great.

Why do I feel guilty, anyway? I can lead him to the toothbrush, but the rest is up to him…


Maybe, just maybe, I can get him to eat these.

Actually, C.C. (the bad breath king) better eat some too. He’s already had his teeth cleaned once, which involves putting him under first — not fun, and we don’t want to do it again.

Two cats with bad gums? What are we doing wrong?

At least there’s been no talk of braces.

It occurred to me that my speech or my silence,
indeed any action of mine, would be a mere futility.
                                               ~ Joseph Conrad

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