My cat has a problem eating. I don't have much money, and the vet I took him to said he had infected gums. He wanted over $100 to give me more information, but I don't have the money, so I hope you can help.
The problem is when he tries to swallow, I think. Sometimes it's fine; other times, he seems to be choking and runs away from the food. After a few seconds he seems able to resolve the situation, but then won't risk going near the food again. The only thing he seems able to ingest without difficulty is beaten egg with milk.
I don't have money for another vet, and had thought maybe a course of antibiotics might help cure at least the infected gums. Is there any instance where this might cause harm? Can you suggest something that might help? I love this little cat dearly, and he's already had so many problems.
Thank you very much.
This sounds like it could be a problem with the gums. I have no reason to disagree with the diagnosis your vet gave. Try wet food. It may help to make it into a slurry. vetcare