Is it normal for a vet's office to ask you to give antibiotics for both 5 days before and 5 days after a dental cleaning?
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6/12/06 at 10:48am
Originally Posted by xocats
My kitties had antibiotics during surgery and after...not before.
I would call my vet and ask why.
There might be a good reason...
Originally Posted by Petnurse2265
If we have an animal whose teeth are very bad (animal comes into clinic with the complaint of stopped eating, and we find that the teeth are most likely the issue) we start the antibiotice before the cleaning to get the animal feeling better and in better shape to handle the anesthesia. A pet that is feeling better and eating on their own is a much better anesthesia risk than one who has not eaten for a couple of days and is running a fever.