Poor Amber…

Amber went in to the vet for a looooong overdue dental cleaning.

Mom got a call later in the morning alerting her to the fact that (at GREAT EXPENSE) he had a number of teeth that were rotted (including all or most of his canines)… He has had a number of extractions and is probably not a very happy kitty.

He probably isn’t going to be very pleasant when he gets home. At least once he gets home and recovers.

Amber during his lean, mean mouse eatin' days on the farm...

Amber during his lean, mean mouse eatin' days on the farm...

Poor old fellow.


  1. mudhooks said,

    March 1, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    I am going to whittle them, myself… out of wood.

  2. nursemyra said,

    March 1, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    Are you getting him dentures?

  3. azahar said,

    February 27, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    Yikes! So far the Snibble Brothers haven’t needed any dental work. But I am now reminded that I am way overdue for a cleaning myself.

  4. mudhooks said,

    February 25, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    Well, the vet told us not to feed him until 7 pm in case he was sick from the anaesthetic. We brought him home at around 4:40 and he was at his dish immediately clamoring for food. He was very “non-plussed” at not being fed and harangued us for the next 2 hours…

    Luckily, the vet has a good price for vet care for seniors )as my mother is a senior and Amber is her cat) and it is “Dental Health” month at the clinic. What would normally have been likely over $500 was $300.

    Benjamin (my cat) has had dental problems in the past and it was almost $900 for his first dental surgery but the vet reduced it because he hadn’t anticipated how bad it would have been and originally quoted me about $500. He ended up charging me $650, as a compromise.

  5. February 25, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    My cat Oliver is 6 and had two teeth extracted this fall. My sister is a vet and says that some cats have more problems with their teeth due to the calcium being reabsorbed and they don’t know why. Of course it can be age related too. But Oliver was not happy for a while….I hope Amber feels better….Michelle

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