I have an old man who is around 5.
Lately he’s lost almost 2 ounces in a week and he paws at his mouth every once in a while when eating. I took him to the vet and the only recommendation she had was to try filing his back teeth. She checked his teeth by feeling them through his cheek and he didn’t like that so she thought there might be irritation, but last night I checked it myself and he didn’t care. I’m terrified that I’m going to put him through the filing and it won’t help and he’ll have gone through it for nothing. The vet I’m going to is one of the best in the area and one of the only exotic vets so I know she knows her stuff, but Will and his little brother Ollie mean the world to me and the thought of putting him through unnecessary pain is freaking me out.
His appointment is tomorrow to get it done and part of me just wants to cancel but I don’t know if I should. Anyone have any advice?
- I dissent.
Your vet can give Will Metacam to use afterwards if there is any residual discomfort from either the procedure itself or from what underlying issue might be going on with his teeth.
More info on dental problems can be found here:
Good luck! I hope the appointment goes well.
- Supporter in 2022