Can anyone help. I did the stupidest thing anyone could do. I took my 17 year old cat who ate well and was happy for a dental to remove tartar (the vet said her teeth were rotten when I took her for a check up). She came home on Wednesday groggy - but made an attempt to eat. Then she shook her head and stopped. Took her to the vet who gave her pain killers and an appetite stimulant. She came home desperate to eat - but stopped each time because her teeth were making a bone on bone grinding sound as she chewed. Took her back to vet - who put her under anaesthesia AGAIN and removed a tooth. I fetched her from hospital because she wasn't eating. The few times she takes a mouthful this cracking grinding sound starts up, and she backs away from her food. Vet couldn't find anything wrong with her - he removed the tooth in the second surgery because it may have been the cause. He has no idea what is causing the sound as there are no loose teeth. I cannot believe I put a happy cat through this. I don't know what to do.