by Brittany Wood
My cat broke her 2 top canine teeth, and I don’t know what to do! My sister wants to take her to the pound but she recently had kittens and I feel that it would traumatize them both if we were to take her babies away from her and her away from her babies.
The breaks are close to the gum line and she is having trouble eating, we got her wet food and she can eat that fine. She isn’t being herself and is laying around and being lazy. Do we need to take her to the vet, and if we do can uou give me an estimate of how much it would cost to get her teeth pulled?
Hi Brittany….. thanks for visiting and asking. Sorry to hear that your cat has broken her canine teeth.
First thing to say is that Elisa (a colleague who rescues cats) has a cat, Cocoa, that has only one tooth and he does fine eating! Cats are very adaptable.
There is absolutely no need to take her to the pound. I guess you realise that. She needs you more now than before.
I don’t know the cost of having the broken teeth removed as I live in the UK. I guess they are sore to eat on, which affects her eating habits. I would doubt that the cost is that high. Although there will have to be a general anesthetic which will push up the cost and there are dangers in anesthetizing a cat (slight).
One person says that a two teeth extraction cost him $180. The pain meds and anesthetic add to cost as I said.
I will ask Elisa to comment as she lives in the USA and has lots of dealings with vets.
One other thing. I would get her spayed at the same time to avoid another litter.
I am sure you are aware that there are already too many domestic cats in the world as there are apparently not enough homes for them all.
Spaying will prevent further litters and that is relatively cheaply done at a veterinarian’s surgery.
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