kitty is at the vet getting his teeth cleaned/maybe some extracted (under sedation)

im so stressed out rn

we've been told we won't hear anything until 2 or 3 pm


trying to look on the bright side...we've been putting off this operation for a while and it'll be good for his long-term health and wellbeing (which we have otherwise fairly sorted at this point)

update: the boy is back!!!!! he is high as balls and starving since he hasn't had any food all day. we get to pill him later today and every 12 hours for the next few days ughhhh fun

@bnys good luck with the pills!! Kitty tooth problems are The Worst

@bnys ahh good to have them back! (we had a kitty teef clean here last week) yeah pilling cats is.. fun.. of a sort

@bnys I’m sorry. It will likely go okay. We’ve done this dozens of times with our cats.

@ultramagnus_tcv thank you!! i just got off the phone with the vet. procedure went ok, but his blood pressure was a li'l low so they wanted to keep an eye on him until 4 pm, when we can pick him up. feeling a little better now, just eager to get him home and resting

@bnys it’s not without risk as sedation does carry some but the vets get used to the cat the more they work with them. It doesn’t have to be done often. If you can do some of the teeth cleaning yourself, you can put off this work for quite awhile. We’ve never been able to do it though.

@ultramagnus_tcv we've known since we brought him in from the street that his teeth were messed up (vet is now saying there's a little jaw damage that may indicate something happened to him) so this was a way overdue maintenance item...he's around 7 y/o and we don't think he had ever had his teeth cleaned in his past life

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