Cat Dentistry ~ jingles please
My 12 year old cat has gum disease. A couple of weeks ago we noticed one of her upper canines jutting forward a bit. It didn't seem to bother her and she was eating fine so I've just been watching it. This weekend it looks worse and some of the root is exposed. Last night she was sort of fiddling with it so this morning I made her an appointment for Wednesday.
I'm thinking it may just be a matter of grabbing it with the forceps and helping it out, but I'm not woman enough to try the string and the door knob technique. I was always a sissy when it came to that. I hate to have her put under for full extraction but if it comes to that so be it, and we'll get her teeth cleaned at the same time of course.
Any advice or words of caution going into this?