Pulling teeth in cats

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Avatar f tn She needs dental xrays. I'm wondering if, during the cleaning and given your cats age, one of her teeth may of split...or become loose...and it's going by unnoticed? (At 17, Mitzi' teeth are not the strongest) OR, the anesthesia tube down her throat (if that method was done vs IV), could of broken one of her teeth or at the very least, loosened it. I do hope her jaw wasn't affected (just a guess) that's what the crunching sound you hear.
Avatar f tn ) Hard food is actually much better for cats' teeth as wet food will rot their teeth earlier and unless you brush their teeth yourself, they will need dental care in their lifetime.
Avatar m tn and yes can cause vertigo...I hope this won't be permanent. It can be common in one eye of some cats, I've never seen it in both eyes. as I stated before the 3rd eyelid can indicate pain, therefore as pain decreases so will the 3rd eye cover..the pain can definitely be attributed to the extensive surgery if not an infection, I agree the low temp should indicate that no infection is present. Pain meds and prednisone should give relieve within in a few days.
535822 tn?1443980380 I have had her about 18 months and I had her fixed , all shots and check ups, recently we have had some cats move in not too far from us and they have been swinging by to poop in the front garden,Tweety seemed to want to get out a lot to either fight or make friends, now recently a little black and white kitty has been coming by, yes I ,a sucker for feeding the homeless, with any amount of legs, have put some food out,Tweety has twice been seen racing , chasing it, then she has been sitting not
Avatar m tn Cats with FIV tend to get a lot of plak buildup on there teeth. You can brush your own cats teeth which they hate with a passion, or you can have the VET do it. I was always afraid my cat would die under the antehesia. I have that word spelled wrong. That is why I declined to have it done. This is my opinion: Stop all the medications that are orally given. There is not much a Vet can do for a FIV cat. I gave my cat Lyseine tablets to boost his imune system.
Avatar f tn But I'm beginning to believe that I suffer from Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, because I hear cracking/popping of joints, have clicking sound in my throat when swallowing, what I believe to be mild subluxations in shoulders and leg joint at hip, bleeding in gums whenever I brush my teeth, crowded teeth, and my sister and her child have mild form of hypermobility (though I don't). I also have symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome.
572651 tn?1333939396 I drove a big service van and carried hundreds of pounds of equipment up ladders sometimes three stories high all day long. I worked on 135 degree roofs in summer and below freezing in winter. I still love mechanical things. Oh and I did this after dropping out of Grad School for Art History.
215234 tn?1305146561 are very experienced with Cats, they suggested poisoning, possibly plants, but we have kept her in for the few days before this happened, as shes been cheeky & pulling the new plants out of our planters as she claimed it as a bed...lol......I should also add, that as we also have a pet Rabbit, who lives freely in our enclosed yard, we only have non toxic plants out there, & our Cat is quite timid & hasn't yet ventured further than the wall of our yard.....
Avatar f tn so i rubbed her tummy and got teeth in the hand. lol. i tried gluing our drain catcher thingy into the bathtub...nope not safe from venus. she was sitting on my night stand this morning with it in her mouth.
Avatar n tn My Golden Retriever has just recently started to stick her tongue out and in, she does not do in when she she is resting and she does not seem to be in any form of stress. She is normal in every other aspect. I just want to get an answer on why this has started to happen out of the blue?
Avatar n tn Your teeth problems would not have anything to do with the nodes in the back of your neck. Your teeth do not drain into these nodes. They could make the nodes in the front of the neck enlarged though. If this were very serious you would have other symptoms by now. You should consider the MRI and see what is going on with your neck and throat. It is not normal to be able to hear yourself swallow.
Avatar n tn in the last two weeks i have had three blood vessels just pop in my fingers. i was not doing anything out of the ordinary. what could be causing this? should there be a cause for concern?
537731 tn?1268268886 I have this same problem and so did my mom, dad and now I'm seeing my 22 year old daughter doing it. One day I was talking to my mom on the phone and she asked me what I was doing and while pulling what I call "oodle noodles " out of my eyes I said "digging in my eyes again Mommy " I said to her "I'm sooo tired of doing this " without me asking her about her same problem...
Avatar n tn I have a small problem though, because I have had the previous sphintorotomies, trying to find a surgon to preform an other is a bit like finding teeth in a chook, damm near impossible. So I stand at the 15th dec 99 traveling over 150km to have a BILLIARY Menometry, from there I am either going to have the Slash down my tummy and be inhospital for the next 6 weeks or I will go home.
Avatar f tn Reglan (metoclopromadine) is a very cheap medication, unfortunately, it is also metabolized in the kidneys, so a too high dose results in toxic levels in the blood. My husband and I discovered that completely bypassing the GI tract by using reglan injections worked much better in the end. Chica didn't get the extra pyramidal side effects (extreme restlessness, shaking and trembling) from the reglan injections that she got from the oral meds.
Avatar f tn I tried to remove one with tweezers, and it was very tacky (as in sticky) and clearly goes deep under the skin. Part of it broke off but I could still see that the pore was plugged and a day or two later top of the plug was sticking out again. i can't find ANYTHING online that looks like it.
Avatar n tn I've had numerous neurological symptoms. I do have a lump in my skull in my forehead called a Haemangioma of the Skull which caused severe pain and also spots on my brain MRIs so I am not sure what my problem is. My best wishes to you and I hope you find out what the problem is, it's very hard to be suffering so much all the time. keep looking for answers there must be one out there.
Avatar m tn It was on both sides originally but it went away on the right side and got worse on the left. It causes constant pain in my head and teeth (effects my trigeminal nerve which was irritated after my wisdom teeth came out). I have headaches all the time which are worse after blowing/picking. I cannot believe there are so many people with this issue and no cure. I hope to find a natural solution as well but I can't even get a good diagnosis.
1672333 tn?1416698518 and she stopped right away. (which surprised me as we all know cats normally don't listen too well.. haha) I live in an apartment so I really don't want her putting holes all over the carpet. She put a small hole in the carpet quite a few months ago but its not really that noticeable and i put a big area rug over it. Any suggestions as to why she does this?? She also likes to "scratch" the carpet even though she doesn't have claws.. LOL..
Avatar f tn The claws are sharper than teeth and when they claw you, what leaves the biggest impression is the scratch. All cats, regardless of the status of their paws, will bite! A normal cat bites even with its claws. Trust me, this is what's happening to you. He doesn't have claws, so what you feel the most is the teeth. All cats bite when playing, declawed or not. It is up to you to control this behavior. Spray him with water next time he bites ya.
541150 tn?1306037443 So I had to practically move to my parents’ house to get much needed help. The cats remained in the house and my husband would come every other day to check on them, give them some clean fresh water and scoop the litter box. The cats didn’t get groomed this whole time since I’m the one who usually does it. Dillan is not a problem. His fur is PERFECT since it never gets matted. Abby is another story. But don’t we already know that lol.
874521 tn?1424120397 Pulling a tiny tooth is not really that simple. The top three causes of tooth loss in cats is a carie or cavity also known as FORL (Feline Oral Resorptive Lesion). There becomes a PAINFUL (though pets don't show much pain - more as I go along) cavity in the mouth and the gum line gets red and irritated and the gum line gets infected. (More on gum issues and how it affects the rest of the body and why bloodwork is VERY beneficial.
1969304 tn?1325897351 pml - a pet dental practice - that says often jaw bones are fractured in cats and dogs by vets pulling teeth (our poor critters!!). Also asked whether he has done a physical exam looking for cancer, done x-rays of skull, throat and lungs looking for cancer, if he has done a biopsy and if not, why not. And asked if he has done the procedure on cats as well as dogs, and why the bone removal was done, and about quality of life and length of life afterwards.
1969304 tn?1325897351 Our vet thinks probably cancer but can't tell of course without operating. Moxie will be 11 in April. The vet pulled several of her teeth a number of years ago because they were starting to move out of the sockets and diseased (found because we'd noticed she developed bad breath), so possible the problem was already affecting her jaw bone then though if our vet made film of her jaw bone he didn't mention any problem with it back then.
Avatar f tn I recently had a bad viral and bacterial infection in my lungs and blood (with pneumonia). I have been feeling better however after recieving the antibiotics beginning with amoxacillin, I have been getting red blochy rashes on my neck, chest,back, and biceps. My rash does not itch but does feel very hot. Most importantly my rash will appear for no longer then 10 minutes and then dissapear. Hours or so later it will come back in the same spot with minimal if any swelling.
Avatar m tn They started eating both dry and soft food since they were about 6 weeks old and they have a great appetite now, but they never stopped nursing. She has never tried to stop them, in fact I feel she enjoys it and keeps licking them.
748543 tn?1463449675 TMJ' as it is wrongly called by many) is easy to treat and self-manage or that it may all be in the patient's mind. The sources in the article stated that, "TMJ problems were originally thought to be caused by dental Malocclusion but that this was an infrequent cause of the problem". The American Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), an organization of some 40,000 of the nation's leading dentist, recognizes the relationship between maloclussion and headaches.
4520139 tn?1355852769 But, that doesn't have to be done now, maybe in the future when you don't have the teeth issue to think about. I have had all 3 of my cats in for cleanings and they have been around the $500 - $700 range. One was more because of the number of extractions they did because the cost of each ranged from $50-$200 depending on the tooth. IMHO I would probably go with #3 if only because you may be able to go longer without kitty having to have another cleaning.
Avatar f tn Hi J, Let me try to answer 1 by 1: . "She had abscesses in two of her back teeth and an exposed nerve and receding gum in the front" No need to be embarrassed. Think about how our teeth and gums would look if we hadn't brushed our teeth or had (bi)yearly teeth cleanings for 14 years!!! That's exactly why vets recommend that! . "the bones she eats" That's also why vets usualy don't recommend giving bones to pets. It makes some people angry.
188017 tn?1443724468 So sometimes teeth are just overrated. Meezy eats everything even little kibble bits. Cats really only need teeth to hunt and fight. Lil Mouse will not be doing any of that so she will make out just fine . I was thinking, you may want to contact the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School or another teaching institution . I am sure Lil Mouse would be very welcomed. Her condition may even be known by them and they could help you find answers.