Info Information on Dental Procedures (Pictures included)

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  1. Sienne and Gabby (GA)

    Sienne and Gabby (GA) Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 8, 2017
    Reason for edit: Links updated courtesy of Sienne and Gabby (GA) and Chris & China.
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  2. squeem3

    squeem3 Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    This has already passed but February is Pet Dental Health month. Many vets offer discounts on dental procedures during this time. Might be something to keep in mind for the future :smile:

    The Pet Diabetes Wiki has an overview of dental procedures and questions to ask the vet.
  3. Sienne and Gabby (GA)

    Sienne and Gabby (GA) Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    Unfortunately, while some of the information in the Wiki page is very good, some of it is dated and some is dangerous (e.g., using Metacam for pain management is not a good across the board recommendation due to the FDA black box warning regarding its association with renal failure in cats).
  4. tortie58

    tortie58 Well-Known Member

    Jan 3, 2012
    Great info! Bookmarked!

    In HK, we have lots of vet clinic doing "dental" without general anesthesia. After a general blood test, the vet will inject a sadative jab (K..solution?) & perform the dental procedure. Usually this will finish off in 10-20 mins, tooth extraction included.
    I know this is not a safe procedure for a "proper dental" but because it is relatively cheaper than a "full course" & a lot of pet owners are not aware of the difference in the service, they will opt for this. So far, I haven't heard of adverse effect on cats after this anthesia-free dental service. And some clinic is using a pain relief med Temgesic instead of Metacom while others are still using Metacam.
    Pls correct me if I am wrong.
  5. Jill & Alex (GA)

    Jill & Alex (GA) Senior Member Moderator

    Dec 28, 2009
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    Deb & Wink Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2013

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  7. ohbell

    ohbell Well-Known Member

    Apr 21, 2011
    Great information!
    Thanks for this!
  8. Michelle and Mannie (GA)

    Michelle and Mannie (GA) Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    WOO HOO! AWESOME resource. Glad this was resurrected. :) Thanks Sienne! :cat: :cat: :cat: :cat:
  9. Jan Radar

    Jan Radar Well-Known Member

    Jun 27, 2015
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    carfurby Well-Known Member

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