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

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Sparklingbrook Mon 02-Sep-13 17:59:59

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


cozietoesie Mon 02-Sep-13 18:06:34

Seniorboy had one at 16, Sparkling, and he came through fine. Ate that night and slept like a log.

Best of luck to her, though.

Sparklingbrook Mon 02-Sep-13 18:08:58

Thanks cozie. She needs it doing-so will just be glad when it's pick up time. Except for the paying bit obviously......

cozietoesie Mon 02-Sep-13 18:09:51

Yes indeed. Boiled carrots for dinner at SparklingTowers for a couple of weeks, eh?

Sparklingbrook Mon 02-Sep-13 18:13:06

Yep. I forgot to ask how much it would be. blush Too late now. Will try not to faint until I get outside.

ClaraOswald Mon 02-Sep-13 18:16:41

Boiled carrots may well be a luxury. It'll be raw carrots and watery soup, gruel for breakfast.

All joking aside, I'm sure she will be fine.

cozietoesie Mon 02-Sep-13 18:19:23

Depending how long it is, and your vet's scale of charges, the chump end of £2-£300 I reckon. (Check though for a discount - my own vet is doing a Pet Smile Month in September 2013 (10-15% discount on procedures) and you may be lucky.)

cozietoesie Mon 02-Sep-13 18:20:32

She may be lucky, Clara. SparklingCat may leave her some bits of cat food on the dish to scrape off!


When our ancient ginger cat had his teeth polished he came home and ate, and ate, and ate, bowl after bowl ...

Better get some extra Whiskas in ready!

Sparklingbrook Mon 02-Sep-13 18:50:04

Really- that much cozie? I was thinking £150 ish. Oh dear.

Will have to demote her from Felix to Smart Price cat food. sad

willow777 Mon 02-Sep-13 18:59:22

Mine had a consultation and then a clean up and four teeth out (blimey) and it was about 170 altogether but it was a 'dentist discount day' thing. Was a bit wobbly at home bless her, but ate things quickly and has been much purrier sonce smile aww

willow777 Mon 02-Sep-13 19:00:18

Since! Must go to dentist!

Sparklingbrook Mon 02-Sep-13 19:05:46

How are we going to stop needing this done again? Sparkling Cat is not one for being interfered with generally so moggie toothbrushing isn't going to happen.

cozietoesie Mon 02-Sep-13 19:10:40

It all depends, Sparkling - vet, age of cat, length of procedure, nature of procedure, drugs used etc. Maybe £150 to £200 is realistic for what SC is to have done. You're prepared anyway.

cozietoesie Mon 02-Sep-13 19:12:07

Besides which, good teeth are pretty critical. A bad tooth/abscess etc can make them so miserable and can (if I recall) actually be a killer given their effect on the whole system.

Sparklingbrook Mon 02-Sep-13 19:17:02

I will practice my poker face cozie. grin This is what you agree to when you own pets and she's worth whatever it is. And maybe no more fishy kisses hopefully. grin

cozietoesie Mon 02-Sep-13 19:18:54

Raw bones to chew? (Free range chicken thighs for instance - free range and organic so that they're less likely to splinter.)

The bottom line is, though, that teeth go. I cant remember how old SC is but cat teeth simply aren't designed by nature to get through a modern cat's 15+ years of life.

Maybe other posters will have suggestions - Seniorboy hates having anything done with his mouth so toothbrushing or potions are a no go. And at his age, he's probably lucky to have as many left as he does.

Sparklingbrook Mon 02-Sep-13 19:22:26

Well she's a rescue cat and we got her in 2010 when the CP guessed at about 3 but the vet thought 4 or older so I am guessing she's at least 6 or 7.

Wonder if this is any good?

ClaraOswald Mon 02-Sep-13 19:28:57

My two are on a dry food only diet with occasional pouches/trays as treats. No dental work needed so far, girlie has a bit of plaque build up , but vet is happy given that it's less than he would have expected on an eleven year old.

Sparklingbrook Mon 02-Sep-13 19:30:59

I could do with getting her onto a dry diet Clara. My Mum's cat has it. No smell, no mushy food on plates, fab in the summer, and much better for teeth.

I will give it another go, but it didn't go well last time.

ClaraOswald Mon 02-Sep-13 19:47:30

I use the PaH seniors complete dry stuff.

ClaraOswald Mon 02-Sep-13 19:47:50

plus the litter tray isn't as horrific.

RightsaidFreud Mon 02-Sep-13 19:51:00

Best of luck, let us know how it goes!

Sparklingbrook Mon 02-Sep-13 22:16:58

Will do Freud. I have just removed the food bowls. SC is out so when she comes in she will be very confused

I will buy her something nice for tomorrow night. She will have counted how many meals she has missed.

timtam23 Mon 02-Sep-13 22:21:21

I hope it goes well for Sparklingcat. I also do the "poker face" at the vet, the best one was £160 for a blood test, I like to think I didn't even flinch...

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