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RE: [FH] HCM Cat ...1 abcessed tooh incisor...

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  • Judi Levens
    It probably wouldn t hurt to try a course of antibiotics and see if that helps at all? good luck...Judi and Angel Max and Tucker To:
    Message 1 of 3 , May 19, 2013
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      It probably wouldn't hurt to try a course of antibiotics and see if that helps at all? good luck...Judi and Angel Max and Tucker





      To: feline-heart@yahoogroups.com
      From: jim64299@...
      Date: Sun, 19 May 2013 19:58:00 +0000
      Subject: [FH] HCM Cat ...1 abcessed tooh incisor...


























      Hello

      My cat has HCM...is 18 yrs old...hes had it for about 2 years..he takes fortkor.plavix etc...

      Hes seeing a cardiologist...

      hes also hyperthyroid ...thats beibng treated with med

      I noticed a smell in his breath so I took him to the dentist,,, vet specialist...

      He says its abcessed but he has no symptoms so far and the breath pproblem is unrelated to the bad tooth...

      Soooo...he will get in touch with the cardiologist to check out if its worth the risk...at this point since as i said before he has no symptoms...as far as we know...

      There would also be an anaesthesiogist during the surgery since he is higher risk...its a 24 hour emergency clinic...and they have all the specialists in one setting and its 10 minutes from my home...

      but its very expensive...buts good cause the specialists can argue amongst themselves about what to do

      the cost of the operation is almost 2000 dollars...due to an anesthesiologist being there for the surgery etc etc...plus he gets intensive observation by a vet after the operation since alot of cats get thru the surgery but crash about 6 hours later...



      Anyway...im thinking of taking a wait and see...since there are no symptoms...the vet says at thsi poinst he doesnt think the cat is any pain. nor is there any spread of infection.eats ok...doesnt salivate etc... but he has never operated on a cat with such serious hcm...as advanced as my cats is...hes done cats with heart disease but not this advanced

      i guess my question is...

      did anyones cat die from dental surgery who had hcm...i know each case is different ...but i was just wondering...and did they use the anaesthetic...ketamine...thats a nono i heard for hcm...

      ITs risky for sure...and he is weak at this stage...its a tough one to call...

      even with all the specialists its still risky as these anaesthetics cause all sorts of strain on the cats heart....

      ...



















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    • elfinmyst
      Hi I agree, try the antibiotics first. My Josh had an abcess and his resolved with the antibiotics. If that doesn t work you may have no choice but surgery.
      Message 2 of 3 , May 20, 2013
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        Hi

        I agree, try the antibiotics first. My Josh had an abcess and his resolved
        with the antibiotics. If that doesn't work you may have no choice but
        surgery. All my HCM cats, including old ones with kidney failure have survived
        tooth extractions, but I wouldn't take the risk unless the kitty was in pain.

        Lyn

        _www.myfurkids.co.uk_ (http://www.myfurkids.co.uk/)

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