I recently started taking a look at Sunny's teeth and realized they had a pretty nasty tartar build up. He is about 4 to 5 years old. I had been planning on brushing them myself and then realized that the tartar build up was so bad I couldn't even scrape it off with my nail. Well needless to say I brought him into the vet and he suggested a professional cleaning from him. Which I would be all for except the fact that they have to put him under anesthesia to do it and he said there is always a risk involved. Also he said he might need to extract some teeth while he does the cleaning but he wasn't sure. I then asked him if he was going to take x-rays of his teeth and he said no. How can he know which teeth need to come out if he doesn't even give him an x-ray? When I asked around to a couple of my friends that have cats they said they have never gotten there cats teeth cleaned before. I don't know what to do, I want to get it done in one hand but I have heard horror stories of other cats dying after they get there teeth cleaned and teeth extracted. Anyone else have this done before? Any opinions or info will be greatly appreciated!
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7/29/08 at 1:13am