Teeth extractions tomorrow - advice please!

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  1. blu

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    blu is in remission again and getting several teeth removed tomorrow. I think I read somewhere here a while ago that certain medications can knock kitties out of remission. Can anyone advise me of anything I should be aware of? I'm so nervous - he's elderly and I'm so scared of him going under anesthesia at his age. :(
     
  2. Chris & China (GA)

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    It's usually steroids that cause problems with losing remission and I don't know any reason they'd need to give him any

    We do also warn people against the use of Convenia as an antibiotic (due to the facts that it lasts in the body for over 60 days and if the cat is allergic, there's not much you can do and it's not a good antibiotic for tooth infections anyway) and Metacam as a pain medication due to black box warnings due to kidney issues
     
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  3. blu

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    Thank you! I will bring this info with me. I appreciate it!
     
  4. jayla-n-Drevon

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    lots of good thoughts and prayers for Blu:bighug::bighug:
     
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  5. blu

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    Thank you so much!!
     
  6. LindyKindy

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    I just saw this and hope Blu (and you) did well today.
     
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  7. blu

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    Update - no surgery today. Blu's teeth are absorbing themselves ( as it was described to me) so they will need to remove most of them. The front teeth are the best ones, but all his upper back teeth and most of the lower molars are going to be pulled. They'll see about his fronts when they do the X-rays. Poor guy. In the meantime, Clindimycin and Bupe. Thanks for the support.
     
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    It's more expensive, but if you can afford it, you can take him to a Veterinary Dental Specialist.
    I used one when J.D. was 18 and had to have a badly abcessed canine removed along with 7 more teeth. I felt pretty good about that dental as I met with his cardiologist first before his echocardiogram to make sure he was okay for surgery and then I met with the dedicated anesthiasologist and the dental specialist all before the procedure and I felt he was in the best of hands.
     
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  10. LindyKindy

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    Oh goodness. I'm sorry to hear this. That is a lot to go through. Blu is so lucky to have such a good caregiver!
     
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  11. Julia & Bandit

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    Bandit had FORLs and needed nearly all of his teeth pulled over a period of about 2 years (he currently has just his lower canines left). I don't want to alarm you because many diabetic cats pull through the dental just fine, but the dental where they pulled the last of his teeth did knock him out of remission (he had an inflamed nerve), and he needed insulin for a short time. I think it was about 6 weeks--but he did come out of it and go into remission a second time, so as long as you're on top of treating any high BG with insulin as needed, he should be fine. The faster you get on top of high BG and treat it, the more likely he'll get to remission again. That's just if you have issues--like I said, it doesn't happen to every cat.
     
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  12. blu

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    So we are home! Some of Blu's teeth had already been 'absorbed' and the vet removed 10 more teeth including his canines. (I think all 4 but not sure and don't want to look yet) he did very well with anesthesia. Clyndimycin for an antibiotic and Onsior tabs for pain starting tomorrow, they gave him an injectible 24 hr painkiller for now. So he's basically a mostly toothless kitty. Oh did he want attention and snuggles - not hiding or acting weird except a little silly from the painkiller which the vet said would happen. Crazy thing - he is eating up a storm. He was eating very little prior to today - due to terrible pain I assume - but he just scarfed down a large can of food and most of a small can. I'm wondering if the strong painkiller is numbing his sore mouth and when it wears off the real pain will set in with the less strong pain mess. Or maybe he is just more comfortable with the sore mouth vs very painful teeth. I've not seen him eat like this in a year or so. Usually likes a couple tablespoon multiple times a day. But I'm glad it over with and hope he has one of those mild recoveries I've read about! Thanks for all the support.
     
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