My Mickey (now negative) had all his teeth, which were rotten, extracted last year---he's still a chubby, feisty little feral. His behavior hasn't changed. My understanding is that after the first few days of recuperation cats generally adjust well. There is always a degree of risk (as with humans) in the anesthesia required for dental. Four of mine have had dentals, some more than once; all came thru unscathed. My vet always calls immediately it's over to let me know all ok. Also, see below, sent recently by former listmember Nina. Good luck to Bea!
>>>This is interesting. My sister just called to tell me she heard on the radio >>>about a study indicating that yogurt consumption aids in reducing gingivitis >>>and periodontal disease. I'm hoping it might make some difference in felv >>>kitties gingivitis, maybe even stomatitis. In any case it seems like >>>something that might be tried under the "It can't hurt" rule. I'm going to >>>start eating more yogurt just in case it may help my mouth. Could one of you >>>please pass this on to the list just in case? I did a quick Goggle and came up first with this home remedy site: http://www.savvynaturalhealer.com/2008/02/fight-gum-disease-with-yogurt.html "From Japan's Kyushu University comes a report of a new study published in this month's Journal of Periodontology that finds that eating yogurt may prevent gum disease. The scientists learned that eating at least two ounces (56 g) of foods cultured with the friendly bacterium Lactobacillus significantly reduced the risk of severe gingivitis, that is, with pockets more than 2 mm (about 1/10 of an inch) deep in the gums. The benefits of Lactobacillus held even when the researchers accounted for differences in age, gender, frequency of tooth brushing, blood sugar levels, cholesterol levels, smoking, and alcohol consumption. What the scientists did not find was a protective role for consumption of milk and cheese. These foods seem to feed the bacteria that attack the gums. Only yogurt and similar foods were helpful. It's well known that acidity produced by Lactobacilli kills E. coli, Campylobacter, and Salmonella."<<<<< -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Dawn Morrison Sent: Friday, November 07, 2008 11:05 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; [EMAIL PROTECTED]; email@example.com Subject: [Felvtalk] Dental extraction - advice needed I am posting this on a few groups - so I apologize for those who see this more than once. I just want to make sure I get as much advice as possible. My FeLv+, Bea, has had recurring gingivitis since she adopted me a year ago. Her gums get red and swollen. We've tried numerous treatments (brushing,antibiotics,anti-virals,cleaning) but to no avail nothing is helping her. The anti-biotics worked but have since stopped (which has me worried on a whole other level). Other than her gum issue she is a healthy 3 year old. I took her to a dental specialist yesterday who said the best course of action at this point would be partial, possibly full extraction. He said it was stomatitis, but nothing like the pictures I've seen on it - beginning stages. I was wondering if anyone else has had either full or partial extraction done and could offer any suggestions/advice. I know it's probably the right thing to do but I'm just wondering how others have adjusted to life with no or few teeth. And if anyone has experienced any complications I should be made aware of. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Dawn _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org _____________________________________________________________________________ IRS CIRCULAR 230 NOTICE. Any tax advice expressed above by Mayer Brown LLP was not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, by any taxpayer to avoid U.S. federal tax penalties. If such advice was written or used to support the promotion or marketing of the matter addressed above, then each offeree should seek advice from an independent tax advisor. This email and any files transmitted with it are intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error please notify the system manager. If you are not the named addressee you should not disseminate, distribute or copy this e-mail. _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org