Cat with loud crunching noise when chewing
My 21 year old male cat has a renal disorder that has been going on for about 3 years. He does not eat much and has lost lots of weight in the last 6 months so he is now very thin and weak. When he eats(soft can food)he makes a very loud crunching noise that sounds like he is chewing on bone that can be heard all over the house. He does not seem to be in any pain.
This has been going on for about 6 weeks. I know he doesn't have much longer to live but I am continuing to support and care for him as long as he is not in pain or discomfort.
Any ideas what could be causing this?
Well it could be that as he has lost weight he has also lost muscle tone meaning that the bones in his body have little support and are more likely to start to rub against each other.
My old cat had a illness which meant that she became painfully thin and in the end she broke her leg simply because their was not enough muscle to support the leg.
It could be a similar situation with your cats jaw. However an examination of the jaw area would be need to make sure that there was nothing else wrong. But as you say as long as the cat is able to eat properly and does not appear to be in pain then i don't think there is much you need do. I'm not even sure a vet would be able to do much anyway.
God bless you for taking care of this poorly kitty.
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