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Guilt-ridden cat owner’s British Shorthair brain damaged during dental cleaning — 6 Comments

  1. Dental cleaning has become big business for clinics. My Mercy needed corrective gum surgery to live a normal life. Probably because she was born to a feral cat and taken from a colony the poor nutrition during gestation may well have added to her deformity. That was necessary. The one clinic we were going to started pushing dentals every 6 months. I do manage to get the enzyme toothpaste into their mouth along with a toothbrush several times weekly. They all look great.

  2. My heart goes out to poor Toffee’s human.

    Over the last five or so years our vets have been less keen on routine cleaning dentals.

    I wonder if poor Toffee had some heart issues, this breed is renowned for getting HCM, was a pre surgery exam or blood panel done.

    People! If you can, please get a physical exam of your cat and a full blood panel before any anaesthetic. No matter the breed, a mog can suffer the same fate, as easily.

    Breed related health conditions have been studied/recorded in many pedigree cats, alas no such work has been carried out on
    our mixed or ‘mongrel’ non pedigree bred cats.

    Anaesthesia is easier in humans than cats, said a human anaesthetist to me once, about six seconds before I fell under the black curtain.

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