- Mar 20, 2023
I did email them and their answer is below, I will tell them more about my worries about fops and that his eating problem was triggered by a dental cleaning, they are the only dental clinic in Scotland and a good one. DentalVetsCan you call the dentist and explain what is going on? It is a possibility that they will not talk to you without having seen your cat, but if they will you can briefly explain what has happened and ask them if they feel that they could be able to diagnose or if they feel that this is out of their specialty. Tell them about his diagnosis so far. The practice of dentistry includes a number of specialties which this dentist might be able to provide.
I know that this is like a roll of the dice and is not that helpful.
You are thinking that despite the FOPS that it is not really pain, but some kind of inability to move the tongue, almost like he has novocaine (which he does not) in his tongue?
I saw in their info that they are aware of fops.
Our oral assessment of Ryshu will include all area of the oral cavity (soft tissues, bones, teeth, tongue). The oral assessment will also include dental radiographs of all of his teeth. My ain for the day will be to identify any abnormal areas or the cause of the oral pain and treat it. This is likely by extractions of affected teeth. If he does have an oral condition we will diagnose and treat it on the day he is here at DentalVets. Please give Ryshu his gabapentin in the morning before travelling to DentalVets.