Veterinarian fights to save cat allergic to its own teeth

Veterinarian fights to save cat allergic to its own teeth
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

HARRISBURG, AR (KAIT) - A Harrisburg veterinarian needs donations to fund an expensive surgery for a cat with a chronic disease.

Sassy, one of Dr. Amy Laws' furry patients, is allergic to her own teeth.

At just 3-years-old, Dr. Laws said Sassy suffers from Feline Lymphocytic Plasmacytic Stomatitis, which causes excruciating pain in her mouth.

"With any little bit of bacteria, her mouth reacts to it and she gets ulcers and then the ulcers get bigger," Dr. Laws said. "Every time she closes her mouth she chews on the inside of her cheeks and so they are raw and bleeding."

According to Dr. Laws, it is an allergy to the tarter built up on her teeth.

She said even if you do not see the tarter, it is still there.

Sassy's owner cannot afford the expensive procedure to correct the problem.

"I just want to make this kitty's life better," Dr. Laws said.

She has half the funding for the procedure so far.

Sassy is scheduled to go under the knife on Wednesday.

Once the surgery is complete, she believes Sassy will live a healthy and normal life.

Anyone who wants to donate can call the Harrisburg Veterinarian Clinic at (870) 578-9455.

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