She has bad teeth

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by kristie alcorn, Feb 5, 2018.

  1. kristie alcorn

    kristie alcorn Member

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    Well my cat went to the vet this past weekend for her teeth to be cleaned. They said she has 3 teeth that are bad & need to be pulled. Apparently being a diabetic & eating wet food causes this. But man to have 3 teeth pulled is like $1000. What can I do. I can’t pay that. Has this happened to anyone’s cat?
     
  2. FurBabiesMama

    FurBabiesMama Well-Known Member

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    Cats are prone to tooth resorption. Both of my girls have had extractions due to resorption, Willow has had a lot of them in her little life.

    The dental specialist had me start giving both of them the supplement 1-TDC. He also suggested I start using PetSmile brushless toothpaste for Mia though I have yet to do that.
     
  3. kristie alcorn

    kristie alcorn Member

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    Where do you buy the supplement 1-TDC? And this can be given to diabetic cats?
     
  4. Larry and Kitties

    Larry and Kitties Well-Known Member

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    Just Google for "supplement 1-TDC" and you will find places to purchase. Note that it comes in 120 and 60 count soft gels so be careful when comparing prices VetRXDirect seems to have best price
     
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  5. FurBabiesMama

    FurBabiesMama Well-Known Member

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    I buy it on Amazon, and yes, it can be given to diabetics. Mia takes it; she is diabetic. It will not 'fix' tooth issues that already exist though. It will help with periodontal health going forward. You give 1 per day for 30 days then 1 every other day.
     
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  6. Sean & Rufus

    Sean & Rufus Well-Known Member

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    I was just reading about this. Do you put apply to their gums are do put it in their food? Do you have to put it on their gums for it to work?
     
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  7. FurBabiesMama

    FurBabiesMama Well-Known Member

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    I put Mia's on top of a few shreds of shredded chicken, and she eats it up. Willow will not eat it on food. I squeeze it into the side of Willow's mouth. I catch her when she is relaxed and laying somewhere that I can access her whole body. I hold her secure with one hand/arm while I quickly squeeze it in her mouth with the other hand. It is much easier than trying to give a pill. It is a gel. The instructions say you can also put it on their nose or paw for them to lick off but that sounds like a mess to me.
     
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  8. Sean & Rufus

    Sean & Rufus Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info! The label makes it appear if you don's applt it to the gums, then there is no periodontal benefit. I was thinking this would be a better product than cosequin because it has both teeth and bones.
     
  9. FurBabiesMama

    FurBabiesMama Well-Known Member

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    I think that if you get it in their mouth, you are okay. It is going to be moved around in there by their tongues and is going to be absorbed. See, you can give the whole capsule as a treat (I am thinking that applies more to dogs since it is a bit large) in which case the gel never gets in their mouth so it does not have the same periodontal benefits... still works for joint health though.
     
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  10. Sean & Rufus

    Sean & Rufus Well-Known Member

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    That makes perfect sense. Instead of Rufus' cosequin powder and only joint health, I could squeeze the gel of this product in his food and get the full benefit of teeth and joint then!
     
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  11. Olive & Paula

    Olive & Paula Well-Known Member

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    Wet food does not cause bad teeth. Can you get another opinion? Maybe just the worst one can be pulled for now. If not treated, bacteria can cause an infection, glucose will be uncontrolled. Not to mention any toothache kitty has.
     

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