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Poor Braveheart just came back from her annual Visit. We got the all clear (but of course keep watch) on her plasma Cell pododermatitis (YAY!) but bad new about teeth (BOO!).

I have an appointment to have, at least 3 teeth, maybe more, removed. One is an upper canine. The earliest we can Do it is Dec 23rd. They'll call if they get a cancel and we'll go earlier.

Of course I've been researching since I came home and thankfully daftcat75 daftcat75 chronicled Krista struggles with it so I was at least somewhat prepared for what it all meant.(So thank you for that!)

I've never dealt with teeth issues (the odd cleaning and small cavity only) in all the years I've been fortunate to have wee ones in my life. So even having a tooth pulled is a very new thing for me.

Any advise and what to expect? Reading research and experience with Tooth Resorption / extractions would be welcomed.

Thankfully the Doctor knows I'm nervous as when Braveheart had her biopsy for her pillow foot, she stopped breathing - so she understands my extra concern about it all. I know she'll look after her.
 
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Poppycat had a resorption and he's had a couple other teeth pulled. I'm not sure what exactly they did to the resorpting (spelling? Is that a word?) tooth but he's not had any recurring trouble with that one.

Something to keep in mind is to ask that they be very careful when intubating, and also when turning her over (if they do) so as to preserve her voice :)
 

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That's scary that she stopped breathing. If Braveheart gets through the anesthesia, that's probably the greatest risk here. Short term, there's probably little else to worry about other than how you're going to get medicine into her: bupe for pain and a course of antibiotics, which will hopefully be a flavored liquid you can mix with food so you don't have to wrestle with a cat who just had dental procedures. Since you have time, you can ask your vet what antibiotic she plans to go with and check with Wedgewood to see if it can be compounded. Bupe is easier to give because it doesn't have to go down the hatch. In fact, it's useless if it does. You do your best to squeeze it into the cheek pocket between the lip and gum. It's okay if she starts licking it around. It needs to be absorbed in the mucosa layers in the mouth anyway. Bupe is often given in such a small amount that it's okay to ambush a sleeping kitty with it as long as your aim is true, e.g. you're aiming for the teeth or gums rather than down the throat.

That's the short term.

For the long term, because tooth resorption is a chronic issue, find a dentist or a dental specialist (even if they aren't AVDC--those are so few and far apart anyway!) and get on his/her consultation schedule. Expect a two to six month lead time to get a consultation appointment. We can't all be as lucky as Krista and have a wildfire wipe the dentist's schedule. Vets can extract teeth. But they don't have nearly the same level of expertise or experience as a dentist. And when you start removing the canines, since they serve a structural purpose in your cat's bite, you can get into issues that are out of the scope of a general vet such as scraping, biting, and lip entrapment of the remaining teeth and the opposing gums. So while extracting the bad teeth now will fix a short term problem. It can create a lingering long term problem. So get proactive and make a dental appointment now. Because if you wait until she needs one, that's still a two to six month wait. There are no emergency appointments with these specialists. But if the dentist thinks he/she can do something for Braveheart, like a full mouth extraction, procedure appointments are easier to come by. If I had to do it again with Krista, we would have seen a dentist after the first or second set of extractions. It's expensive and stressful on both you and the cat to keep doing these extractions as the teeth go bad. And if Braveheart is an anesthesia risk, it will be better to do all the extractions at once rather than having to subject her to anesthesia multiple times.

There are AVDC certified dentists in Canada. But a local vet school or specialty hospital might be able to help you find a non-AVDC dental specialist if the AVDCs are too far away.
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Thanks gals and guys :-) XOXOXOX

Poppycat had a resorption and he's had a couple other teeth pulled. I'm not sure what exactly they did to the resorpting (spelling? Is that a word?) tooth but he's not had any recurring trouble with that one.

Something to keep in mind is to ask that they be very careful when intubating, and also when turning her over (if they do) so as to preserve her voice :)
I vote for that being a word.

Thank you for this. They did say they were going to be intubating her.

That's scary that she stopped breathing. If Braveheart gets through the anesthesia, that's probably the greatest risk here.
It was very scary - worse as her old vet had it on the chart notes, which thankfully I read though as I was never told. It was very upsetting. So I'm a little terrified to be honest. I wish this was something elective and not something that had to happen. I nearly cried in the vets office when she told me. I held back though and tried to be rational about it all.

I've opted in for the anesthetic pre-screen. I don't see that as optional. SIDE NOTE: It's listed as optional and you can opt out of it. Who in their right mind would opt out of that? IMHO that shouldn't be a choice.


Short term, there's probably little else to worry about other than how you're going to get medicine into her: bupe for pain and a course of antibiotics, which will hopefully be a flavored liquid you can mix with food so you don't have to wrestle with a cat who just had dental procedures. Since you have time, you can ask your vet what antibiotic she plans to go with and check with Wedgewood to see if it can be compounded. Bupe is easier to give because it doesn't have to go down the hatch. In fact, it's useless if it does. You do your best to squeeze it into the cheek pocket between the lip and gum. It's okay if she starts licking it around. It needs to be absorbed in the mucosa layers in the mouth anyway. Bupe is often given in such a small amount that it's okay to ambush a sleeping kitty with it as long as your aim is true, e.g. you're aiming for the teeth or gums rather than down the throat.

That's the short term.
I have the quote here with details of medicine. The only after care medicine I see listed is Meloxicam (canine) for 3 days. That seems only for pain and inflammation. There is another line that says medication estimate, but nothing listed as to what so I will ask.

I remember Bupe. I had to give that once to Charlie and it worked very well to help him. Hard to get him to co-operate though. I ended up with half on me. Braveheart would be easier as I can ambush her. She is quite co-operative when sleepy.

For the long term, because tooth resorption is a chronic issue, find a dentist or a dental specialist (even if they aren't AVDC--those are so few and far apart anyway!) and get on his/her consultation schedule. Expect a two to six month lead time to get a consultation appointment. We can't all be as lucky as Krista and have a wildfire wipe the dentist's schedule. Vets can extract teeth. But they don't have nearly the same level of expertise or experience as a dentist. And when you start removing the canines, since they serve a structural purpose in your cat's bite, you can get into issues that are out of the scope of a general vet such as scraping, biting, and lip entrapment of the remaining teeth and the opposing gums. So while extracting the bad teeth now will fix a short term problem. It can create a lingering long term problem. So get proactive and make a dental appointment now. Because if you wait until she needs one, that's still a two to six month wait. There are no emergency appointments with these specialists. But if the dentist thinks he/she can do something for Braveheart, like a full mouth extraction, procedure appointments are easier to come by. If I had to do it again with Krista, we would have seen a dentist after the first or second set of extractions. It's expensive and stressful on both you and the cat to keep doing these extractions as the teeth go bad. And if Braveheart is an anesthesia risk, it will be better to do all the extractions at once rather than having to subject her to anesthesia multiple times.

There are AVDC certified dentists in Canada. But a local vet school or specialty hospital might be able to help you find a non-AVDC dental specialist if the AVDCs are too far away.
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I am going to confirm, but I think we are also doing Intra-oral radiographs rather than standard ones and what you mentioned above is why the canine is getting pulled.

Her one top Canine shows small signs and is damaged from a chip off the bottom. So rather than wait, especially with the apnea issues, she's suggested we take it now rather than wait. I remembered reading with Krista about the Canine's being part of the structure of the jaw and I brought that up with the Doctor today. She said yes they are but the bottom ones are more structural than the tops. She went over gain the fact that it was coming out sooner or later so best get it done now rather than subject her to another surgery - if possible.

We're doing the x-rays to see how many more are problematic for her and if the x-rays show more - we'll take more to avoid putting her out again. :-)

There is a teaching hospital in Guelph, which is about 1.5 to 2 hours away.

Thank you for that link, there are a few located near the teaching hospital, which doesn't shock me and one a bit closer - about an hour away. I'll look at their reviews and then make a call or two.


I'm also well aware of the Simbadol thread here and how so many cats freak out on the long-acting buprenorphine shot. She may be stoned or "off" for three days, but she won't be in pain.

The alternative might be a very angry kitty who wants nothing to do with medicine going into her mouth:
https://thecatsite.com/media/my-little-lion.422562/
I have not seen that thread - I'll have to take a look.

PS - Krista was cute as a button, even when mad. :itslove:
 
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PS - Krista was cute as a button, even when mad. :itslove:
I dunno. I didn't know such a big cat sound could come from a small, sweet cat like her. That was a tense retrieval. The office staff let me back to get her because none of them wanted to attempt it. In the end, I ended up throwing a towel over her and dragging her into a cardboard box carrier while more big cat sounds came out of her. Swearing like a sailor! Once we got into the car, the crazy, angry goof ball calmed right down and was even trilling before the end of the block. As soon as I could catch up to an ear of hers at home, I gave her a transdermal bupe wet willy and got her back on a pain schedule. We never skipped the bupe SR ("Simbadol") after this.
 
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I dunno. I didn't know such a big cat sound could come from a small, sweet cat like her. That was a tense retrieval. The office staff let me back to get her because none of them wanted to attempt it. In the end, I ended up throwing a towel over her and dragging her into a cardboard box carrier while more big cat sounds came out of her. Swearing like a sailor! Once we got into the car, the crazy, angry goof ball calmed right down and was even trilling before the end of the block. As soon as I could catch up to an ear of hers at home, I gave her a transdermal bupe wet willy and got her back on a pain schedule. We never skipped the bupe SR ("Simbadol") after this.
HAHA Simbadol - OMG I thought you were references another kitty LMAO.

Krista had to let you know you were in her bad books - but she forgave quick. That lovely soul.

BTW did some reading on one of the Specialist vet sites I found from the link... ermmmm I didn't like it.

http://www.toothvet.ca/PDFfiles/lip_entrapment.pdf

yeah the upper canine is an issue. I need to ask about repair. I think we need to x-ray before the date of surgery as I'm a little uncomfortable after reading this. Like - a lot.
 
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PS - I'll see if I can get a hold of the specialist in Guelph tomorrow and /or talk to the Doctor when she calls about bloodwork results. I may suggest/request/ ask if we can do one set of x-rays asap to get a good view of that upper prior to anything. Doing them on the day of is fine, but I think we need to review that upper canine prior to the day of. I'll discuss it with her and see what the what is.

And here I thought I had my stuff together. Good thing you all are here XOXOX
 
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Hello! My cat just had her surgery for tooth resorption where approx. 7 teeth were removed. she is doing well now and is eating like a champ! she gets wet food as the dentist has said she is never to have anything hard.

She came home with Meloxicam and Gabapentin. She wasn’t healing well so was also put on antibiotics and needed a revision surgery. She had her final recheck and she has healed great!

I wish I knew about the after affects of anaesthesia! Although I can laugh about it now, no one told me she could be wacky! For 3 days you could barely pat her cause all she would do was roll around (pure joy 😂😂😂). She was also very off balance and clumsy...... she actually dribbled a bit of pee while she was walking.

I can say that the recovery was not as bad as what I was expecting! Im sure Braveheart will do great!
 

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The only after care medicine I see listed is Meloxicam (canine) for 3 days. That seems only for pain and inflammation.
You may want to refer to this Article about Meloxicam: Metacam For Cats: The Pros And Cons Of Meloxicam For Pain Relief – TheCatSite Articles

I agree with daftcat75 daftcat75 about using Buprenex. :agree: We have had two cats with FORL and both had teeth extracted more than once. I used Bupe for each cat after all their dental procedures with absolutely no side effects or problems. Our present cat has had all but one tooth extracted, (including his canine), over a five year time frame. Unfortunately his teeth were in terrible shape when we adopted him. But he was cared for by a feline dental specialist and I was extremely satisfied. I hope this puts your mind at ease a little.

Furballsmom Furballsmom is right about intubation. I think that's very important also. Since our cat is a brachycephalic breed the anesthesia/intubation procedure is crucial to his health. Because you mentioned Braveheart stopped breathing while having a previous biopsy I would strongly suggest discussing anesthesia options with your vet.
 

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Good luck. I think I would seek out a dentist along with a specialty vet hospital.

My guy has FORLS. The resorbtive lesions.
Geoffrey had 4 teeth pulled last year. His regular vet did them. She told me to plan on a dental ever 2 years. Dam.

we did the bupromorphine. It was the long acting shot. Geoffrey was a happy cat. The first 12 hours he was out of it— sick. But, then it was like night and day! Incredible. Even eating his dry food 2 days later.

There is a dentist at Angell, in Boston. At least a 6 month wait. Sigh

Geoffrey has a reg bet appointment in a couple weeks. I am going to ask on the status of his teeth.
And about the dentist. Can’t hurt to take him in for a consult. I can get the internist vet to make the appointment.
 

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You may want to refer to this Article about Meloxicam: Metacam For Cats: The Pros And Cons Of Meloxicam For Pain Relief – TheCatSite Articles

I agree with daftcat75 daftcat75 about using Buprenex. :agree: We have had two cats with FORL and both had teeth extracted more than once. I used Bupe for each cat after all their dental procedures with absolutely no side effects or problems. Our present cat has had all but one tooth extracted, (including his canine), over a five year time frame. Unfortunately his teeth were in terrible shape when we adopted him. But he was cared for by a feline dental specialist and I was extremely satisfied. I hope this puts your mind at ease a little.

Furballsmom Furballsmom is right about intubation. I think that's very important also. Since our cat is a brachycephalic breed the anesthesia/intubation procedure is crucial to his health. Because you mentioned Braveheart stopped breathing while having a previous biopsy I would strongly suggest discussing anesthesia options with your vet.
Why not take the last tooth? He'll never tell you if that's causing him discomfort e.g. he is biting the opposing gum. I would have and did insist that Krista's dentist, "take them all! Make this the last round of extractions she'll ever need."
 

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Good luck. I think I would seek out a dentist along with a specialty vet hospital.

My guy has FORLS. The resorbtive lesions.
Geoffrey had 4 teeth pulled last year. His regular vet did them. She told me to plan on a dental ever 2 years. Dam.

we did the bupromorphine. It was the long acting shot. Geoffrey was a happy cat. The first 12 hours he was out of it— sick. But, then it was like night and day! Incredible. Even eating his dry food 2 days later.

There is a dentist at Angell, in Boston. At least a 6 month wait. Sigh

Geoffrey has a reg bet appointment in a couple weeks. I am going to ask on the status of his teeth.
And about the dentist. Can’t hurt to take him in for a consult. I can get the internist vet to make the appointment.
With a six month lead on the dentist, I would make the appointment now while he's in good shape. You can always cancel it if you want or need to. But if you wait until he needs that appointment, well, it's still going to be a six month wait. It's best to be proactive with wait times like that and potentially chronic conditions. The only reason Krista didn't get a feeding tube and a two month wait was a wildfire raging in one dentist's service area wiping his schedule clean. We got in in two weeks with a same day procedure. This is the exception and far from the norm!

And in Krista's case, she wasn't getting more than six months between extractions. So you may already be on his next extractions by the time you consult with the dentist. If he/she agrees, the dentist may be able to save you time and money with a full mouth extraction rather than having to take him in every six months for another round of extractions. And every time you pull teeth, you open the possibility for problems with the quality of the work (I had one vet drill out the teeth and leave the roots), the recovery, and the remaining teeth (things like lip entrapment and bite changes.)
 

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HAHA Simbadol - OMG I thought you were references another kitty LMAO.

Krista had to let you know you were in her bad books - but she forgave quick. That lovely soul.

BTW did some reading on one of the Specialist vet sites I found from the link... ermmmm I didn't like it.

http://www.toothvet.ca/PDFfiles/lip_entrapment.pdf

yeah the upper canine is an issue. I need to ask about repair. I think we need to x-ray before the date of surgery as I'm a little uncomfortable after reading this. Like - a lot.
This is why I recommend specialists. Your vet may not have the training, expertise, or experience to do crown repairs. She may tell you, "I can leave it or I can pull it. But if you need something in between, you'll need to take her to a dentist." That was essentially what pushed Krista to a dentist. Her remaining teeth, as few as they were, became more complicated than her vet team felt they could handle. Since you have time before Braveheart's procedure in December, you can call around to specialists. You can ask your vet for X-rays and if she thinks a proactive extraction of the opposing canine would be appropriate to prevent entrapment. If Braveheart is still eating without issue, you and your vet may agree to consult the dentist first. artiemom artiemom brought up a good point. When considering dentists, you'll want one that works out of a veterinary or specialist hospital vs a private practice. That way, if there is any complications or risks with anesthesia, the dentist has the support s/he needs.
 

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Firstly, everyone - thank you so very much for the replies. As much as I'm terrified - tis is really helping me to feel better and to pose proper questions to her Doctor so we do what's best for her - which is looking like a specialist. I think I'd be fine with regular extractions but that Canine tooth has me concerned. The more I read, the more I am finding I am right to be weary of that tooth.

Hello! My cat just had her surgery for tooth resorption where approx. 7 teeth were removed. she is doing well now and is eating like a champ! she gets wet food as the dentist has said she is never to have anything hard.

She came home with Meloxicam and Gabapentin. She wasn’t healing well so was also put on antibiotics and needed a revision surgery. She had her final recheck and she has healed great!

I wish I knew about the after affects of anaesthesia! Although I can laugh about it now, no one told me she could be wacky! For 3 days you could barely pat her cause all she would do was roll around (pure joy 😂😂😂). She was also very off balance and clumsy...... she actually dribbled a bit of pee while she was walking.

I can say that the recovery was not as bad as what I was expecting! Im sure Braveheart will do great!
Gab is something on hand at my house - love the stuff. It helps to keep the kitties calm getting them to Doctor visits as 3 are retired ferals and a tad jumpy. The other has a heart condition and he breathes with his tongue out in the car - very stressful.

I hope you don't mind, I have some questions...

How long ago was this?
Was it a regular vet that preformed the procedure?
Was on of them a canine tooth?
What was the revision surgery?


You may want to refer to this Article about Meloxicam: Metacam For Cats: The Pros And Cons Of Meloxicam For Pain Relief – TheCatSite Articles

I agree with daftcat75 daftcat75 about using Buprenex. :agree: We have had two cats with FORL and both had teeth extracted more than once. I used Bupe for each cat after all their dental procedures with absolutely no side effects or problems. Our present cat has had all but one tooth extracted, (including his canine), over a five year time frame. Unfortunately his teeth were in terrible shape when we adopted him. But he was cared for by a feline dental specialist and I was extremely satisfied. I hope this puts your mind at ease a little.

Furballsmom Furballsmom is right about intubation. I think that's very important also. Since our cat is a brachycephalic breed the anesthesia/intubation procedure is crucial to his health. Because you mentioned Braveheart stopped breathing while having a previous biopsy I would strongly suggest discussing anesthesia options with your vet.
Thank you that was a good read.

Wow - al l the teeth? :-( He eats all right without?

It does help a lot yes.

We did talk today about the drugs, and went through them - she is going to be using two different ones than BH had before, the one that is the same is the Ketamine. It will be Alfaxan and Valium with Ketamine.

The previous one with the biopsy at another vet was:

"SEDATION: butorphanol + dexmedetomidine + ketamine
Intubated and provided with IPPV with O2 only (no iso needed)
Apnic so reversed dexmed with equal volume antisedan.
Admin buprenorphine for analgesia, light bandage placed to be removed in 2 days, e-collar placed (keep on for 10 days if
possible)"

I will talk to her for sure about the intubation, especially since she also had a throat issue not to long ago. The meds she was on forever for her Pillow Foot starting giving her choking fits towards the last while, so bad we actually x-rayed her lungs. She was oaky - but it was a worry.

Good luck. I think I would seek out a dentist along with a specialty vet hospital.

My guy has FORLS. The resorbtive lesions.
Geoffrey had 4 teeth pulled last year. His regular vet did them. She told me to plan on a dental ever 2 years. Dam.

we did the bupromorphine. It was the long acting shot. Geoffrey was a happy cat. The first 12 hours he was out of it— sick. But, then it was like night and day! Incredible. Even eating his dry food 2 days later.

There is a dentist at Angell, in Boston. At least a 6 month wait. Sigh

Geoffrey has a reg bet appointment in a couple weeks. I am going to ask on the status of his teeth.
And about the dentist. Can’t hurt to take him in for a consult. I can get the internist vet to make the appointment.
Thank you. I have found a Specialist at a hospital and but by the website - I'm not sure is practicing. They are on my list to call this week.

I hope no one minds all these questions but...

Were any of the teeth Canines?
Would you mind posting an update when you see the Doctor in a few weeks?


With a six month lead on the dentist, I would make the appointment now while he's in good shape. You can always cancel it if you want or need to. But if you wait until he needs that appointment, well, it's still going to be a six month wait. It's best to be proactive with wait times like that and potentially chronic conditions. The only reason Krista didn't get a feeding tube and a two month wait was a wildfire raging in one dentist's service area wiping his schedule clean. We got in in two weeks with a same day procedure. This is the exception and far from the norm!

And in Krista's case, she wasn't getting more than six months between extractions. So you may already be on his next extractions by the time you consult with the dentist. If he/she agrees, the dentist may be able to save you time and money with a full mouth extraction rather than having to take him in every six months for another round of extractions. And every time you pull teeth, you open the possibility for problems with the quality of the work (I had one vet drill out the teeth and leave the roots), the recovery, and the remaining teeth (things like lip entrapment and bite changes.)
I remember you taking her to that vet.

I have to get a referral to make the appointment so when she calls with her results tomorrow (blood and urine) I will be discussing this with her. :-D

I remember the root thing too. How can we safeguard against that? Follow up x-rays?


This is why I recommend specialists. Your vet may not have the training, expertise, or experience to do crown repairs. She may tell you, "I can leave it or I can pull it. But if you need something in between, you'll need to take her to a dentist." That was essentially what pushed Krista to a dentist. Her remaining teeth, as few as they were, became more complicated than her vet team felt they could handle. Since you have time before Braveheart's procedure in December, you can call around to specialists. You can ask your vet for X-rays and if she thinks a proactive extraction of the opposing canine would be appropriate to prevent entrapment. If Braveheart is still eating without issue, you and your vet may agree to consult the dentist first. artiemom artiemom brought up a good point. When considering dentists, you'll want one that works out of a veterinary or specialist hospital vs a private practice. That way, if there is any complications or risks with anesthesia, the dentist has the support s/he needs.
I pretty much got the impression it was leave it or pull it. I will absolutely get clarification on her comfort and skill level for a repair as ATM that is my preference. (Unless the x-rays reveal different)

and yes, at the moment she is even eating her small amount of dry food nightly - and thieving others share lol - its why I had no idea there was even an issue.

F FeralHearts - Please let me know how it goes because Felix also has resorption and he needs to have another 4 or so teeth pulled. Not sure of any specialist in the Toronto area but I'd be willing to travel as far as London if they are able to do the job right.
daftcat75 daftcat75 was kind enough to give a link to a site. I found a few that are close enough to both of us. One in Oakville. You are an hour 20 from me, but I think the same distance away (you might even be really a bit closer to Oakville than me and I found a few in Guelph. There was one in TO BUT I think we are both better off heading to Guelph where the teaching hospital is.

This is the Canadian list - not freakin many on this list compared to the US. There are a few close to the boarder by me - but I can't get over the boarder due to covid to reach them. Even still I think Guelph would be the place to take them.

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Krista ate just fine without her teeth. I only gave her wet food after the first round of extractions. The one thing that was tricky after her last extractions was treats. Most treats were out with her anyway as they usually contained chicken or fish. But the freeze dried treats were also hard for her to gum her way through. I ended up picking up a bag of these for her and she loved them. So that was her toothless treats from that point forward.

FELINE NATURAL Booster Lamb Green Tripe Freeze-Dried Cat Food Topper, 2-oz bag - Chewy.com

Krista eating just a few hours after her final extractions (her "remaining mouth extraction".)
https://thecatsite.com/media/toothless-and-ruthless.422999/
 

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Why not take the last tooth?
I thought the same thing as originally I was told by the regular vet he would probably need all his teeth removed. But when the dental specialist administered the anesthesia and closely examined him he said the last one was in excellent shape. Plus being a brachycephalic breed they didn't want to keep him under anesthesia any longer than necessary and pull a perfectly good tooth.

Thank you that was a good read. Wow - al l the teeth? :-( He eats all right without?
All the teeth except one and not all were extracted at the same dental surgery. It was over the course of several years. But yes, he eats perfectly fine, no trouble at all and he's a chow hound. :biggrin:
 
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