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tooth brushing ... throwing up ... 2 questions

post #1 of 6
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Ok I have 2 questions don't really know where they go. So here they are

1) My vet gave me a toothbrush and toothpaste but I am not sure when do I start to brush her teeth, how often, how much tooth paste to use.

What do you guys do for tooth brushing

2) Shadow is 1 year old and got spayed yesterday... She was doing great. she was eating and drinking lost of water, used the litter box as well. This morning around 9:30 I went in to give her pain meds that the vet gave us. I have to giver her 1 drop of Metacam every day for the next 10-14 days. I gave it to her, and then when my husband woke up around 1:30 there were 3 piles of throw up in the office (where we are keeping her when we cant watch her.. no place for her to jump) it is after hours so we left a message for the vet tech to call us back and when they did they said it was because she didn't eat or have enough food in her stomach when I gave her the meds...

Is this normal for this medication... any idea of how to give it to her so she does not get sick, any body have problems with this medicine, or links to read more about it.

Any help or advise on both of these would be great thanks
post #2 of 6
14 days of meds for a spaying? my cat got pain med at the vet and didn't need anything else. Is there something here I missed?
post #3 of 6
Really- I never heard of pain meds for two weeks. One day maybe, but the tenderness helps them realize that they need to be still and is useful that way.

But yes, Metacam can cause gastric problems. It is obsviously causing problem and if it was me I would stop using it.
post #4 of 6
Hmm, that's odd...Everytime I've had a female spayed, I've never had them give me any meds for home care...just what was given to them at the vet office, sorry that I can't offer any advice! Was there some sort of commplication with her surgery that has a need for meds? That's all that i can think of!
post #5 of 6
when ever i get my cats fixed they gave pain meds there only thing we were sent home with is a antibiotic
post #6 of 6
I have never heard of pain medication being sent home with a cat after spaying either.
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