Sparkling Cat having a dental tomorrow morning.....

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Nothing to eat from 10pm tonight. OMG. I will be crying as much as her. sad

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cozietoesie Thu 05-Sep-13 08:10:58

I remember my uncle (who dealt with anaesthesia for humans) telling me once that human GAs could affect the system for up to a week depending on the person - which was the reason, he said, for a pretty automatic week's sign off on sickness benefit for any GA procedure. He absolutely insisted that there should be no driving of cars for that period because he said that although you might think you were normal, you really weren't.

Maybe cats are the same and SC has been affected more than most?

Good luck to her.

Thanks Drama. Even 2 days later she isn't her usual self. She has slept mainly.

DramaAlpaca Wed 04-Sep-13 13:26:43

Just catching up. Glad to hear Sparkling Cat came through her ordeal OK.

cozietoesie Wed 04-Sep-13 08:06:28

GA is powerful stuff. Just let her sleep if it seems like a natural doze.

Moggie mouthwash-sounds like good stuff loopy. smile

Sparkling Cat is comatose currently, bless her. DH is up and about and she is usually having her morning chat and fuss with him by now but not today.....

loopyloou Tue 03-Sep-13 23:36:41

Well tbh he hated it, but his gums were so sore when he was six months old, we just had to get on with it hmm At one point he had anti viral medication, antibiotics, metacam and mouthwash. He was a trooper. Because he always got (fab) treats, he came when called and took it like a man wink But with the mouthwash I had to hold him tight with one arm and squeeze the bottle into his mouth with the other hand.

It all paid off; his gums are much better now, although still red. He's off his meds and we just have to keep an eye on him.

Sorry for long post shock

cozietoesie Tue 03-Sep-13 22:11:53

I'm intrigued, loopy. I thought that giving pills was bad enough but how the blithering heck do you give a cat a mouthwash? confused

loopyloou Tue 03-Sep-13 22:07:47

Glad she's home and safe btw and also that it wasn't as expensive as anticipated smile

loopyloou Tue 03-Sep-13 22:07:05

Our cats and dog have PlaqueOff sprinkled on their food. I buy it on amazon as it's quite expensive at the vets. It's made from some sort of seaweed and is said to stop the plaque sticking to their teeth I've been using it for a year and Siamese (aged 4.5 yrs) just had his booster and she said his teeth were lovely and clean. We have to be careful as BlackCat has had juvenile chronic gingivitis so doesn't need additional dental problems. It's about £10 for a small tub and you only need a tiny amount sprinkled over or mixed into their food. My cats are picky but just tuck in.

I also have some mouthwash for BlackCat for his gingivitis, not sure but that might help with plaque too. I can tell you what it's called next time Siamese gets off my lap and I can go in the kitchen wink

The vet told me there was no point buying special dry food for teeth as the cats crunch it in a way that it doesn't touch the parts that need cleaning.

Thanks all. They really take over your life don't they? She's so precious. smile

greenhill Tue 03-Sep-13 21:29:37

Glad she's home and safe now.

cozietoesie Tue 03-Sep-13 21:27:49

Oh - and sit down and relax yourself of course.

cozietoesie Tue 03-Sep-13 21:26:42

She'll likely be 'on guard'. When they're not 100% after a GA they seem to be particularly defensive and on edge for possible other predators/rivals so desperately try to stay alert. I doubt she'll last much beyond 10 o'clock but if you were to pull the curtains and put the telly or some music on low, it would probably ease her enough to relax. And crash.

Glad to hear she's ok and great news that the bill was much less than expected!

She's still looking out of the patio door cozie. confused

Thanks timtam, I think she is in a drug induced stupor.

timtam23 Tue 03-Sep-13 21:08:26

Glad it went well smile

My oldest cat had a trial of Onsior (in tablet form) a couple of weeks ago for arthritis pain. It was good stuff, she was racing around!

cozietoesie Tue 03-Sep-13 19:42:52

Watch out that she doesn't fall face forward into it. grin

I'd try and coax her to a couch or lap as soon as you can.

Thanks Lone-sounds great and no tablets to administer- a huge plus. I haven't got to look at her sparkly teeth yet.

I am so glad she's home Catmint, I can concentrate on stuff again now. grin

She's still gazing out of the window cozie. smile

Catmint Tue 03-Sep-13 19:36:57

Very pleased she is back safe. smile

cozietoesie Tue 03-Sep-13 19:34:45

That's how GAs have always taken my boys. They make it to a certain point in the evening, fighting the sleep like anything, and then go down like a felled tree. Usually sleep the night through as well.

Best of luck to her - it all sounds very positive at the moment.

smile

Lonecatwithkitten Tue 03-Sep-13 19:28:44

Sparkling onsior is a painkiller that lasts 24 hours given by injection. Hope that helps. Sparkling cat is now clean, neat and nice to meet in the mouth department.

Well she's having a check up on Friday which is FREE. <faints>

She's still fighting going to sleep bless her. If it was us we would be off to bed with some painkillers. grin

cozietoesie Tue 03-Sep-13 19:17:28

They did say that they wouldn't know until they got in there, I suppose.

Seniorboy's estimate was extremely accurate but that's not surprising because not only was his mouth quite horrible and they knew there would be extractions but also a large proportion of the charge was for the liquids during the op and the care afterwards which were mainly down to his age.

I am about to rummage the litter tray from the garage for her cozie. She is currently looking out of the french windows in a sort of daze.

She had a very cute pink bandage over her shaved bit on her leg.

The good news is that I never divulged the £250-£350 thing to DH so he's none the wiser.

While I was waiting a man came and asked at the desk about teeth cleaning for his Staffie. They said £100-£150. confused

cozietoesie Tue 03-Sep-13 19:03:22

Oh - and I'd definitely keep her in. She may look normal but she'll likely still be stupid (deep down) with the GA. Outside is too risky.

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