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|08-12-2008, 11:41 AM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: westlake village, ca
Problems after teeth cleaning
My 14 yr. old male Yorkie, Charlie, had his teeth cleaned under sedation 2 weeks ago. The vet had tested him prior to the appt. to see if his liver and kidney functions were normal. When we picked him up that evening, he was lethargic and could not walk. The vet said he would get better in 2 to 3 hrs. but the next day, he still could not walk and slithered around the house like a seal. He stayed at the vets for 4 days where he was treated with antiinflammatories. Eventually he began to walk, although clumsily, and now walks slowly but straight. He still has a weakness to his hind legs and can't climb a stair. His bark is also very high pitched. Has anybody every experienced this? He doesn't seem to be in any pain but just lacks the energy he had prior to the dental cleaning. Perhaps the intubation bruised his larynx.
I am giving him NuVet Plus and NuVet Joint supplements. We are thinking he could be experiencing vestibular syndrome brought on by the sedation. Any ideas?
|08-12-2008, 12:03 PM||#2|
No Longer A Member
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: NEW YORK
I have no idea what could have happened to your guy but wanted to
just wish him well. I hope he continues to come around. It's always
so darn scay putting them under especially at his age.
There are drops you can put in their water daily that are suppose to
help with the tartar. I know cool and clear are one brand but I just
purchased another brand from Petco. With his age I would try something
like this to prevent him from every having this done again.
I do hope your little one will be ok.
|08-12-2008, 03:03 PM||#3|
Donating YT 3000 Club Member
Join Date: Feb 2005
Giving milk thistle or hepatosupport for up to two weeks after surgeries is helpful. Many vets that I've spoken to recommend this. Anesthesia is hard on the liver, and I just try to do what I can to lighten the load on the liver.
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