Welcome to the YorkieTalk.com Forums Community - the community for Yorkshire Terriers. |
You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. You will be able to chat with over 35,000 YorkieTalk members, read over 2,000,000 posted discussions, and view more than 15,000 Yorkie photos in the YorkieTalk Photo Gallery after you register. We would love to have you as a member!
Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please click here to contact us.
| ||LinkBack||Thread Tools|
|01-27-2007, 07:43 PM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: woodland ca
Teeth Cleaning without Anesthesia?
Our dog, Kal-el, has really bad tooth decay. His gums are already getting red and his breath is pretty bad. Our vet said that we need to get his teeth cleaned but Kal-el has neurologic problems, is deaf, hypoglycemic and only weighs about 2.5 pounds, so our vet has some worries about putting him under anesthesia to clean his teeth. Kal-el was abandoned and it seems that his previous owners didn't take good care of him. That being said we are very concerned about putting him under anesthesia. Does anyone know of anyone in the sacramento,ca area that cleans dogs teeth without anesthesia? If so please provide us with the contact information. Or does anyone know of anything else to reverse this decay? We are thinking about PetzLife but aren't sure if this will help at this stage in the game.
Anyone with any information please let me know. Thank you!!!
|01-28-2007, 12:20 AM||#2|
Join Date: Oct 2006
I don't think that anyone will preform that type of surgery with anesthesia. It would be very cruel and painful, and there's no way that your dog would stay still for it. It is not like what happens at a human dentist.
There are some dental rinses that are supposed to help reverse the damage. I would reccommend checking out some online sites for dogs, or contact a dog dental specialist for advice. Regular brushing and dental/salt rinses should help. When my chi's teeth fell out, one broke and was bleeding. I soaked a cotton ball in warm salt water and held in on the area for a few minutes. This would just be a temporary way for you to treat the red, inflammed areas of the gums to keep infection away for now, but it's a start.
|01-28-2007, 11:31 AM||#3|
My hairy-legged girls
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: lompoc, ca.
A good Vet. would never put a dog under without doing a test to see if they will do ok.
Before letting the dog be put under, ask your Vet. to put him on Clindamycin Hydrochloride drops. They are given twice a day for five days, then once a month for five days. It will take care of any gum problems and take away the bad breath. This is what my 15 year old Chihuahua takes because we don't want to put her under unless there is no other way.