- Sep 7, 2018
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It's good to know that eating will be okay. PHEWKrista 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".)
That is great!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.
HAHAH truthful advertising for a change lol.
I think Krista would have won a food fight lolShe did become a bit of a food flinger over the course of her extractions. She's toothless in this one.
That's what I'm reading. :-( I wish we knew the cause though. I know sometimes things just "are" and knowing the cause doesn't mean preventable but if it is - that would be so good to know. With all the kitties having various issues I keep thinking "How am I failing them? What am I doing wrong?"I Hope the cat is just well, usually tooth resorption has been linked to periodontal disease. Whatever the underlying cause, the end result is loss of the outer hard tissue of the tooth.
Side note: ah the benefits of living in a big city and not a backwater town like Niagara Falls where the attitude is "there is nothing outside of Niagara" - at least with the residents and politicians. (Hopefully not the vet's but I'm about to find out lol)Good morning FeralHearts! I’m more than happy to answer your 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?
Abbys first surgery was Sept 22 and her second surgery was Oct 26. My vet wouldn’t do the procedure cause he was not sure what may have been happening under the gum line so he referred her to a Specialist here in Ottawa. All of her teeth that were removed were molars. So far her canines and front teeth seem ok. Abby was diagnosed with FORLS which is a life long condition so she may need future surgeries. I got wonderful advice from daftcat75 who recommeded that I insist that all her teeth be removed when she needs her next surgery. This is advice I will definitely be taking!!!
A revision surgery is a corrective surgery. Abby had infection that needed to be cleaned up and she had some points on her teeth that were irritating her so they were filed down. Abby has had a rough go over the last year so I think she may be a bit run down which caused difficulty in healing.
This is what happened at her vet visit to. She showed me the holes in Braveheart's teeth. At least two - she thinks there will be more.Thanks for the info..
It was a quick reply because I was on my phone.
Geoffrey had 4 teeth removed, Jan 2019. The Vet showed me the lesions.. actual holes in the teeth.
I felt so bad for him. We expected 3, and he ended up with 4.
Did Artie have more teeth removed after that initial removal and how old was he when it occurred?What I do like about this Vet practice, is that they x-rays before and AFTER extractions; to make sure all the roots are removed and there are no pieces left. They monitor them during the entire dental ...
The teeth extracted were molars and pre-molars.
They released him with a long acting antibiotic and pain injection, so I did not need to medicate him.
Geoffrey was hiding, and looked as is he was in some pain for the first 12 hours or so.. But he did eat his wet food, about 3 hours after returning home. I was allowed to give him dry food, 3 days later. He had no problems eating it.. While watching, I could see that if he bit into it wrong, it did hurt him. This did not stop him from eating it. In fact, that is primarily what he is eating now..
In August, he had to see the Reg Vet and the Internist--unrelated issue. They both said his teeth looked great!
The Internist's secretary offered to schedule a dental appointment for him, at that time. But I said, to wait a bit.. She said it was at least a 6 month wait... and they have 3 dentists!
Over the past couple of months, I have noticed Geoffrey placemat with some pieces of dry food on it. I am wondering if he is having issues..
My last guy, Artie, also had dental issues, and some reabsorption along with gingivitis.. He had 3 teeth removed~~ all molars, or premolars. He had absolutely no issues after his extractions.
Thank you *hugs back*Good Luck..
Yes, With your babies, issues with anesthesia and the foot, along with the canine, I would definitely make an appointment with a Dental Specialist, at a Vet hospital, if at all possible.. and insist on x-rays AFTER the extractions.
Funny, I have bad teeth myself... been through it all.. so I can relate...
Artie was about 9 or 10 when he had his dental. I adopted him at age 8. He developed a ton of medical issues. I think he probably should have had more dentals, but other things got in the way...Did Artie have more teeth removed after that initial removal and how old was he when it occurred?
I adopted Geoffrey 2 years ago, at age 3-4... He had the dental almost a year ago; so 4-5... I was alerted on our initial vet visit that he had issues.. but not resorption.How old was Geoffrey when it first showed up?
Me two... but who knows... orange cats seem to have dental issues... sighI hope he has no more issues and it's just a fluke this time!
Thank you - this is good to know. :-)Abby was 5 when this first showed up. She had other serious health issues that needed to be resolved before we could move forward with the dental surgery So she had her surgery almost a year later (was on pain meds for the duration or her other illness recovery).
The way the dentist explained to me is when top molllars are removed, the remaining molars on the bottom press the food on the roof of the mouth like a cutting board. So the bottom points were filed down in case they were poking the roof of her mouth.
I understand about things getting in the way. My one kitty Mia is really fat and needs dental cleaning but I have to get her weight down first. Trying to focus on that, plus WL new diagnosis, another problem cat, and now BH along with a storm that just damaged my home - yup I totally get how things get in the way. My sanity might soon come into question lol.Artie was about 9 or 10 when he had his dental. I adopted him at age 8. He developed a ton of medical issues. I think he probably should have had more dentals, but other things got in the way...
I adopted Geoffrey 2 years ago, at age 3-4... He had the dental almost a year ago; so 4-5... I was alerted on our initial vet visit that he had issues.. but not resorption.
Me two... but who knows... orange cats seem to have dental issues... sigh
Keep us updated!! ((hugs))
A couple of suggestions:Okay so I've made the choice and I hope that Dr. Hale accepts her as a patient.
This was hard and honestly I feel nauseated and my tummy is turning but I think this is the right call.
So now I'll let her Doctor know tomorrow, we will start the process and sometime in March (if he accepts her) we'll get her fixed up. Some of what I've read on how he approaches things does include simply taking all the teeth in one go. So I'm prepared. He also uses bupe transdermal instead of the Metacam / Meloxicam. I'm feeling as good as I can about it too as it in line with the things you all have said.
I'll let you know if he takes her on and then see how I cam going to get a cat that can barely tolerate a 10 minute drive - to do about an hour thirty - fourty-five. :-\ That's a problem for another day. I think I can ask my mom if I can take her SUV at it's a smoother ride than my car. That might help.
Krista was amazingly well adjusted and loved other people and places. If anyone came over, she would be at the door greeting them. She was more dog than cat like that. The last time I moved, I had some overlap in leases. I thought it would be easier for her if I moved her in with a friend for a couple weeks so I could more easily move stuff out and get everything settled into the new place. She loved her weeks with my friend and her roommate. Within five minutes, she was laying on someone else’s bed. I believe she would have run off with anyone who kept up with her feeding and scritches needs.daftcat75 thank you. I love these suggestions.
Braveheart was a feral until 2 years ago when I brought her in forever. She's barely used to people. Not that she's bad with them. The first few vet visits were terrible now she is fairly well behaved with some gabapentin in her.. actually they say her behavior is excellent. *proud mama*.
She hides with any new voice. Her trust was very hard earned.
She adjusted to inside life like she was always meant to be inside though - surprisingly - but can't stand being away from her sisters.
It'll still be winter here in March so I think driving up the night before is probably wise. Although she is not going to do well without her sisters regardless. I can try to take her away for a night a few times between now and then and see how she does, but yes driving up the night before is most likely the smart thing to do.
And car rides -yes - great - I can make that happen.
Krista was very special and I think she liked it because you were with her. Home was always where you were. XOXOXO