|Purred: Wed Feb 21, '07 8:06am PST |
|Since I just went yesterday, I'll tell you what happened to me!
You can't have anything to eat or drink after midnight the day before your cleaning.
Mawmee had to sign paperwork giving permission to pull any teeth that might need it once they got in my mouth and looked around.
The vet will take some blood. This is to make sure that you are healthy before they clean your teeth.
I was . . . . . so they did!
The anesthesia makes you very groggy and it lasts all day. I had my cleaning in the morning, Mawmee didn't pick me up until 5 p.m., and I was acting weird the whole night.
Now, by weird - this is what I mean. She first took me up to the litter box and I peed like I've never peed before. I probably held it the whole day. I stumbled a little coming out of the litter box.
Mawmee didn't want me going down the stairs by myself since I was wobbly, so she carried me. I couldn't find a place to settle down - I kept moving to new spots and just stood there staring.
My eyes were droopy looking and I had a dazed and confused look. This is just from the anesthesia, but it is scary for our Mawmees because it looks so weird. I also made tiny little tremor shakes with my head.
I did not want anything to eat or drink, but if I did, the vet said make it very small amounts because of the fear of throwing up.
I finally settled down on my dog sister's bed and slept there most of the night.
I looked and feel much better this morning. I ate a little wet food, but haven't tried the dry food yet. I'm thinking mygums might be a little sore from the teeth they pulled.
The vet gave me an antibiotic shot. No other medicine was needed at home.
The reason they pulled 2 teeth is because of pockets they discovered when they probe around the teeth. They also discovered I had a few teeth missing. They drew all of that on a diagram and gave to Mawmee, along with instructions for when I got home.
They also put a barrier sealant called Oravet on my teeth that helps protect against plaque and tarter. That will last a couple of weeks, and we could buy some if we wanted, but we passed on that for now.
They also said Greenies are really good at reducing plaque. I like Greenies, so I'll be eating those instead of that gel on my teeth.
My new vet is really good because they always give you paperwork when you leave that shows what they did - all the results of my blood work were on it.
It will be interesting to see what other cats pay for their dental cleaning.
My teeth were at a grade 1 which is tarter, but not to the gingavitis stage.
Since February is Dental Awareness Month, we got a 10% discount (big deal). The cost of my visit was $153.20 plus $34.30 to pull the 2 teeth - discount of $15.30 for a grand total of $172.20.
Here is what it included:
Ultrasonic Scaling and Polish
Pre-anesthetic physical exam
Anesthesia - Ketamine/Valium
Intubtion - Iso/Oxygen
Baseline organ function tests
ECG Monitor/Pulse Oximeter
OraVet Barrier Sealant
Extractions - Premolar
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