Henry, my red cat had a broken tooth. His vet found it and she touched it inadvertently while examining him when he went in for his rabies vaccine. Henry jumped, make a noise and snapped his mouth shut at hyper speed. The vet got her fingers out of his mouth in the same hyper speed. He needed to have the tooth removed. The surgery was yesterday, and he had his teeth cleaned. Do you know it is now advocated to brush your pets teeth????
Can you just just picture that? The tooth paste is meat flavored and although you can use an animal tooth brush or put the dentifrice on a gauze pad and gently clean their teeth. I have not inquired on how you rinse out their mouth, because it is possible that you might perhaps drown the pet.
His surgery was uneventful and he was pacing all night in spite of the fact he had a topical anesthetic apply by me. This morning I had a liquid analgesic to give orally and he is now a brand new cat sitting peacefully on the top of the couch. Poor thing was in pain all night. The vet tech called and I told her about Henry and she is going to see if the vet can change his medicine and give him better relief for a few days.
Poor Henry, maybe I should look into this cat tooth brushing business......
Henry and the Christmas Tree