We took our civvie Pepper to the vet last night and it turns out he needs dental work done too. The vet tech brought out a cost breakdown (ouch!) which also listed all of the drugs they typically use during the procedure. Two stood out to me: 1. Convenia. I told them right off the bat I didn't want this anywhere near my cats since it stays in their systems for too long in the event of an adverse reaction. I'm sure for 9 out of 10 cats it's fine, but I'm not about to take the risk that either of my cats is the unlucky 10th. 2. Metacam. I've heard about issues with Metacam but I didn't know if it was only for kitties with compromised kidneys. Zulu's kidney numbers were normal, Pepper hasn't had the panel done yet. Should I push for something else? The breakdown also listed bupe to send home with us, how many different painkillers do they need? I have a message in with Zulu's doctor to call me sometime today to discuss, since he'll be going for his dental first.