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    Teeth Cleaning?

    The vet said Neko needs his teeth cleaned. He would need bloodwork first and and echocardiogram because he has a heart murmur.

    He's not on any medication or anything for the heart murmur and his bloodwork has always come out perfectly.

    I'm just concerned because of his age- he's almost 16.

    Just not sure if I should do it?
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    I love my furkid Neko!

    ^TAMA^ 8/24/00 - 4/27/12 Thank you for being in my life I love you always and forever


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    If it would prevent future tooth pain and health issues, I'd say go for it, as long as his bloodwork comes back normal, and your vet has an experienced anesthesiologist.
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    My Pidge had her teeth cleaned at age 20. As long as there's a competent anesthesiologist there, I'd go ahead w/it if he doesn't have any major health problems preventing it.
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    Mary



    "Time and unforeseen occurrence befall us all." Ecclesiastes 9:11

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    Thanks

    I guess with all of Tama's problems, I've become quite a worry-wart!
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    I love my furkid Neko!

    ^TAMA^ 8/24/00 - 4/27/12 Thank you for being in my life I love you always and forever


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    Filou needed teeth cleaning quite often- also when he was in the later stage of kidney failure. The vet used a very light anesthesia (I think it was that propofol stuff) and he got out of it with no problems at all.
    Good luck for Tama- Orion sends greetings to his blue friend.

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