Jose is a brown tabby with white “socks”, a white chest, and a funny white spot just off to one side of his nose. He has stomatitis, an autoimmune condition where the cat is allergic to the plaque on his or her gums and teeth. There’s not much to be done for this except to remove the cat’s teeth, and accordingly all of Jose’s teeth have been removed, except for his canines and incisors. This sounds drastic—and it is—but Jose obviously feels much better than he did when he came to us.
Jose is about eight, according to our best guess. He likes people and will sometimes lick your hands when you pet him. He can be a little retiring around especially boisterous cats (such as suitemate Blake), but in general he does nicely around other felines.
Jose’s mouth will need to be watched for redness and inflammation; stomatitis can sometimes flare up. Otherwise, he’s just like most of the other residents here: a nice cat, who needs a good home and a chance to be accepted into it. If there’s room in your heart for a cat who might need extra care, come meet our Jose.