Thread: cat teeth
View Single Post
  #7  
Old August 19th, 2012, 09:10 PM
sugarcatmom's Avatar
sugarcatmom sugarcatmom is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 5,271
Quote:
Originally Posted by goobygirl View Post
I am going to take her to a cat-only vet (decided this yesterday).


Quote:
Originally Posted by goobygirl View Post
I've looked at some vet sites about pulling teeth and they say they have to take blood tests and see how strong the bones are. Is this necessary and why don't humans get this when they have teeth pulled?
I think the pre-op blood tests are mostly to see if there are any other health conditions that might need to be taken into consideration for a cat undergoing anesthetic. The reason people don't usually have the same lab work done prior to a dental is because they aren't being "put under", they just get a local anesthetic.
__________________
"To close your eyes will not ease another's pain." ~ Chinese Proverb

“We must not refuse to see with our eyes what they must endure with their bodies.” ~ Gretchen Wyler
Reply With Quote