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SparklingCat is having a dental tomorrow

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Sparklingbrook Mon 02-Feb-15 19:55:20

Another one. sad They seem to be annually now. I hate it and she hates it. Nothing to eat after 10pm tonight.

Ugh. I hate this.

cozietoesie Mon 02-Feb-15 20:45:35

That seems a little frequent given that it's a GA procedure. What's up with them that she requires so many dentals?

(Remind me how old she is?)

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 02-Feb-15 20:46:36

Oh poor you & sparkling cat sad

It'll help her though. What time do they want her in?.

Sparklingbrook Mon 02-Feb-15 20:51:30

i know cozie. She had one in the September one year and by the next February at booster time they said she needed another one. I think she must be prone to the build up, she has been like it since we got her 5 years ago. She's about 8 now. I have noticed her breath is a bit whiffy and there's some build up again, they will have a double check first.

We have tried trying to clean her teeth but unsurprisingly she's not having any of it. She has drops in her water and a bowl of crunchies designed to help.

She's due there at 9am Fluffy but she's last on the op list as it's a 'dirty procedure'.

cozietoesie Mon 02-Feb-15 21:04:39

I think I'd be wanting a long talk with the vet about this, Sparkling. You surely can't go on like this year after year. (She'd almost be better off with them out!)

cozietoesie Mon 02-Feb-15 21:05:48

PS - after tomorrow at any rate.

Sparklingbrook Mon 02-Feb-15 21:08:11

I am really glad you feel the same cozie. I hate her having GAs and annually too.

Difficult to know what to do for the best when the vets is insisting they need something doing.

chockbic Mon 02-Feb-15 21:10:51

This is what we used: www.vetuk.co.uk/pet-dental-care-tooth-brushes-tooth-paste-c-11_832/logic-oral-hygiene-gel-pet-toothpaste-70g-p-49

Sparklingbrook Mon 02-Feb-15 21:13:45

Is your cat happy to have their teeth brushed chock? I think we may have to give it a really good try but it was awful last time.

cozietoesie Mon 02-Feb-15 21:14:40

I just don't like giving any animal GAs if it's not necessary. They're not dangerous but they do carry risks - which rise as the animal gets older I think. Given that she's hopefully going to be with you for many many years yet, I'd grab the vet for a chat once this procedure is over - just to see what her long term options are.

chockbic Mon 02-Feb-15 21:15:25

No she wasn't. This was for our old girl who was prone to tartar.

You put it on a paw or their shoulder and they lick it off.

SunshineAndShadows Mon 02-Feb-15 21:22:02

I know this must be frustrating and the PP is right there are minor risks, but for a routine procedure in a healthy cat these are minimal. The risks for non-treatment are chronic pain, bacteria seeding to other organs, heart disease, kidney disease, bone infection and death, so whilst many people minimise dental disease, it's important to recognise it has serious implications. Soarkling, it dounds ac if uou're being very thorough, maybe switch to dry food only and see how she gets on?

Sparklingbrook Mon 02-Feb-15 21:22:42

After the last dental we were told to try and get her onto some vv £££ dry food especially for dental stuff. She wouldn't touch them. Left it for a few days after the dental as her teeth may have been sensitive, but no.

My guess is that they will want me to have another go with that, or insist we have to give brushing a better go.

Either way they will make me feel awful probably.

chockbic Mon 02-Feb-15 21:23:30

Trust me, the Logic works.

I'm not on commission wink

Sparklingbrook Mon 02-Feb-15 21:25:34

I think i will be willing to give anything not involving a toothbrush a go chock. Do I need to ask the vet or is it in sale over the counter?

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 02-Feb-15 21:26:51

Does anyone else want to put that gel in in-accessible areas to see them contort themselves to get it off?.

It's be like cat twister.

Sparklingbrook Mon 02-Feb-15 21:27:44

The crunchies we have for dental things we mix with normal crunchies but they aren't the complete food for teeth that the vet recommended.

I feel all torn over it all.

chockbic Mon 02-Feb-15 21:27:49

There is a toothbrush attachment but you don't have to use it.

I just squeezed a bit out on her fur and she lapped it.

You can get it over the counter or vet.

Sparklingbrook Mon 02-Feb-15 21:31:40

Do you think some cats are 'prone' to the tartare/plaque build up more than others?

My Mum and Dad's cat is fed on a complete dried food and gets build up but not to the point it needs a dental.
My old cat (RIP) she ate pouches the same as Sparkling Cat but had perfect teeth. She died at 18 months, but she had a heart murmur. sad

chockbic Mon 02-Feb-15 21:32:33

Fluffy grin Now you mention it...

Try not to worry, Sparkling flowers

Sparklingbrook Mon 02-Feb-15 21:34:25

I can't help it chock. I am trying to do the right thing but feeling it's all wrong.

Funny how insurance doesn't cover dental procedures isn't it?

chockbic Mon 02-Feb-15 21:36:45

Anaesthetics are safe and she isn't an old cat.

Do ask about the toothpaste though x

Sparklingbrook Mon 02-Feb-15 21:37:53

I will. Thanks chock. x

She's sat next to me now all oblivious. sad

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 03-Feb-15 11:10:32

How did drop off go?

Sparklingbrook Tue 03-Feb-15 12:30:41

All good thanks Fluffy. She got checked over but they didn't actually look at her teeth. confused

No call as yet. They mentioned something about 3pm. <waits>

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