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Re: Mazy cat's dental
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2015, 10:05:35 AM »

I was wondering if ear cleaning and anal glad expressing were routine (or should be)... in general?   


If you're talking raw fed dogs, Lola, it's rarely done. It's just not an issue when an animal has the right poop going through to stimulate the anal glands to express the lubricating oil.

Ear cleaning, well I have a weekly routine for that too. It's easier to keep them clean with a good cleaner to alleviate the need for a complete ear flush by a vet than it is to risk an ear infection by letting their ears get dirty down deep. I'm more inclined to believe that routine ear cleaning is more important than worrying about anal glands because raw food directly affects the anal gland health.

Both cleaners I use are listed for dogs AND cats:

http://www.drugs.com/vet/earmed-boracetic-flush.html

http://www.jefferspet.com/products/earwash-teatree-oil

I found that using one of them every 3 days with Dannyboy ended the ear infections, and the vets have never had any remarks about dirty ears since I've continued it for years. Just rotate which you use every 3 days.
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Re: Mazy cat's dental
« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2015, 01:56:13 PM »
Good lucky tomorrow!!!! (((Mazy)))
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Re: Mazy cat's dental
« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2015, 01:58:12 PM »
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Thanks for the info, DeeDee.
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Re: Mazy cat's dental
« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2015, 07:48:19 PM »
Wishing Mazy cat (and her Mommy) good luck and hoping she's feeling back to her normal fun self soon!   HeadButt HeadButt
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Re: Mazy cat's dental
« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2015, 09:21:42 PM »
Thanks you guys.  Trying hard not to be a mess about it.  Can't settle on anything. Jumpy as heck.

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Re: Mazy cat's dental
« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2015, 09:25:47 PM »
Thanks you guys.  Trying hard not to be a mess about it.  Can't settle on anything. Jumpy as heck.

HeadButt grouphug  Everything will be fine.  Everything will be fine.  Everything will be fine.  Everything will be fine.  Everything will be fine.  grouphug  HeadButt
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Re: Mazy cat's dental
« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2015, 09:31:36 PM »
Once that brick of worry is off your shoulders and Mazy is SO much better... you will be wondering why you worried so much.   ;D
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Re: Mazy cat's dental
« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2015, 10:50:54 PM »
Once that brick of worry is off your shoulders and Mazy is SO much better... you will be wondering why you worried so much.   ;D

You and MC both will be a lot calmer and happy once it's all over. Remind yourself of these words.  :D
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Re: Mazy cat's dental
« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2015, 10:04:15 AM »
Just checking in to see how everything went, and to see how you and Mazy cat are doing.

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Re: Mazy cat's dental
« Reply #24 on: August 17, 2015, 10:13:17 AM »
Is it 11 there yet? It's 10:13 here.
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Re: Mazy cat's dental
« Reply #25 on: August 17, 2015, 10:45:10 AM »
They called and asked me to bring her in a little earlier.  She's been there since 10:30.  I can't settle, on anything.

This morning, every time I woke up, I rolled over and went back to sleep, trying to spend as much time in bed as possible, to delay the "Not feeding of the cats".  The last time I forced myself back to sleep was about 8:00 and I dreamed about Tolly  angelRIP.

The dream was extremely convoluted, as dreams are, but the Tolly part was very clear, I was taking him in for a dental, but (without going into dream details) I was sitting on the outside step of a house (not my house) and Tolly was under the bushes across the yard and I called to him to come because it was time to go.  He ran over and jumped right up on my lap and I was stroking him and telling him about the dental.  Right in the middle of that my conscious mind intruded and I woke up thinking "wait a minute it's not Tolly, it's Mazy going in today."

It was 8:30 and I stumbled blindly out of bed still thinking about Tolly. After  minute I woke up enough to think about the dream, and I tried to see if there was any kind of ominous message, but aside from the confusion the first part of the dream had brought on (nothing to do with the cats) there was no feeling of anything bad happening.  So I concluded that Tolly just came by to remind me that he'd been through this type of ordeal many times and always was fine, and Mazy cat would be too.

I hope.

I also hope she is under right now getting it all done.

I can expect a call anytime between 12:30 and 2:30, so I was told.  (they wait until she wakes up from the anesthesia to call, I think)

Thank goodness I took this day off!

Thank you so much for waiting with me you guys.  It helps a tremendous amount to know you are out there, thinking about us.

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Re: Mazy cat's dental
« Reply #26 on: August 17, 2015, 10:52:50 AM »
Sending purrs to you and Mazy cat . . . .  HeadButt
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Re: Mazy cat's dental
« Reply #27 on: August 17, 2015, 12:10:25 PM »
She's all done!  Two extractions, two others were just sharp points with gum growing over them,  vet smoothed them down. Not enough in the bladder for a urine sample, ears were okay (did not need cleaning) anal glands expressed.

She can come home at 3:00.

Clavamox pills, simbodol pain meds.

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Re: Mazy cat's dental
« Reply #28 on: August 17, 2015, 12:30:11 PM »
YES! SO glad she's done well with it.  HeadButt

She'll be back to her normal (and better) self in no time at all now.  :-*
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Re: Mazy cat's dental
« Reply #29 on: August 17, 2015, 01:43:25 PM »
Yay!  dance1
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