I have two tabby brothers who had very bad stomatitis and had all but their two bottom canines removed (both cats are 3 years old) 6 days ago. One cat is fine and eating at his usual rate of speed
His brother stopped eating after the fentanyl patch both of them had, was taken off 4 days post-operatively. I took him to the vet and a new fentanyl patch was put on. The vet also looked at his mouth and said it looked fine - no evidence of infection or abcesses. He is eating now but during his waking hours licks and smacks his mouth excessively and shakes his head a lot. He is not drooling but still seems to be bothered. He has stitches in which come out next week.
I am worried that he is not comfortable and will be licking that much for the rest of his life. Has anyone ever ha a cat lick his lips that long after tooth extraction? Is this something that will go away in time or perhaps after the stitches come out?
I want to do more for him if I can.