Getting cats teeth cleaned soon. advice?
At Phil's last checkup, the vet said he would probably need hi teeth professionally cleaned at his next checkup (in a month) I've never had a cats teeth professionally cleaned before. is there anything I should do to prepare him? or ask about? I'm worried about them putting him under in order to do it.
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It's a fairly simple procedure, but one that is important to have done to prevent dental disease which can ultimately prove fatal. Ask about pre-surgery blood work and have it done. It's money well spent. It tells the vet if a patient is healthy enough to undergo anesthesia. Don't worry, Philly will be fine!!
Izadore (Izzie) answered on 1/5/10. Helpful? / 0
Phil is still a young cat, so he should have no problems with anesthesia (unless your vet is totally incompetent). Harvey had to have his gums trimmed when he was still a kitten because of gingivitis. While he was under, the vet also neutered him. He had surgery in the morning, and was alert and himself when I picked him up in the evening. If you trust your vet, all should be fine.
Harvey answered on 1/5/10. Helpful? / 0
Don't want to scare anyone, but I had my 3 year old cat's teeth worked on, and we lost her. She had lost her small front teeth. Her mouth smelled like death and I knew she had bleeding gums. Two different vets recommended a dental cleaning. The vet I chose advised that 2 teeth would need pulled. After the procedure, I was called and told that 11 teeth had been pulled. I was in shock. Also, they charge per tooth! I thought my kitty was feeling better, but 10 days post op, we came home and found her having a seizure. We lost her during the seizure. She had never had a seizure before. We don't know what caused the problem, if it was her poor health to begin with, or the fact that they pulled too many teeth possibly releasing a lot of infection into her bloodstream, or the anestheisa or pain meds. I just wish I had been given more info on the possible adverse events. I was left with a $400+ vet bill and no Elsie :-(
Buck & Jiggy answered on 6/29/11. Helpful? / 0