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Re: Re: Jesse's computer now cat dental care


Oh Lisa does check her teeth every year and lets me know whether they
need done or not. She gets a bird's eye view w/ all that hissing and
spitting going on.


Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Kitty
Sent: 6/11/2004 10:52:56 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Jesse's computer now cat dental care

> Well, Uncle Hugh (the vet) has had lots of practice and he knows how to wrap

> a tight towel that even Sugar couldn't escape.  I remember the first time I

> took Braveheart in - a strong, wiry, feral cat.  He actually climbed the

> wallpaper to the ceiling with his claws.  But Uncle Hugh got hold of him and

> snugged him up in a towel and there's been no problem since.  I understand

> anesthetic for a 4 yr cleaning, but I believe if they were cleaned every

> year, they wouldn't need the anesthetic.  And I think it's better for the

> teeth and gums to be examined and cleaned more frequently.  Nothing I say

> will change how it is done anywhere else; I'm just glad that my vet does it

> this way.

> 

> Kitty

> 

> ----- Original Message ----- 

> From: "Tchessie" <tchessie@comcast.net>

> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>

> Sent: Friday, June 11, 2004 10:16 PM

> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Jesse's computer now cat dental care

> 

> 

> > I think your vet is the exception Kitt- all of the vets I've ever been to

> > (in 3 states even) only use anesthesia and recommend cleaning every 3-4

> > years.

> > I can't imagine trying to clean a cats teeth without anesthesia- mine

> would

> > rip you to shreds.

> >

> > Theresa

> >

> > -----Original Message-----

> > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On

> > Behalf Of Kitty

> > Sent: Friday, June 11, 2004 8:28 PM

> > To: gardenchat@hort.net

> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Jesse's computer

> >

> >

> > 3 or 4 YEARS?????

> > They'd have to put me under too if tartar was left to build up that long.

> > My boys get it done every year, no anesthetic, and no extra cost.  I

> > mentioned what you'd said to my vet and he said it is common in some

> places

> > to just hand over your cat, but he wouldn't want to trust anyone who

> would't

> > let you be there while your cat was being treated (not that your vet's not

> > trustworthy, just good to be there to see what's being done)  He also

> feels

> > anesthetic's not necessary and is expensive.  He said he has clients who

> > come to him twice a year from Cleveland - about 5 hrs away - because the

> > vets there insist on anesthetic.  They found it was cheaper to make the

> trip

> > and visit friends than to pay the Cleveland vet and put their cats through

> > the anesthetic.

> >

> > Kitty

> > ----- Original Message -----

> > From: <gardenqueen@academicplanet.com>

> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>

> > Sent: Friday, June 11, 2004 9:43 PM

> > Subject: [CHAT] Jesse's computer

> >

> >

> > > &#65279;Jesse's computer at home is fried.  Kids got into something and

> it

> > got

> > > a

> > > virus.  So she'll be out of pocket  computer-wise until Tuesday, since

> > she's

> > > taking

> > > Monday off from work.  Just thought you'd like to know.  She needed

> > something

> > > else

> > > on her plate - not.  Sugar is still very mad at me for taking her to the

> > vet

> > > today.

> > > She's  still pretty wobbly from the anesthesia, but she's done until

> next

> > year

> > > and

> > > we only have to do the teeth-cleaning thing every 3 or 4 years.  Good

> > thing

> > > too

> > > 'cause it ain't cheap.   But my angel is worth every penny.  And every

> > hole

> > > she

> > > put in my shoulder taking her in there today.  Ouch.

> > >

> > > Pam Evans

> > > Kemp, TX

> > > zone 8A

> > >

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