Slick's early admission for dental
Slick is a 13 year old female domestic shorthaired who recently visited us for dental treatment. Her procedure was managed differently owing to underlying chronic renal disease.
In these cases, we admit cats to our hospital the day before they are scheduled to have their procedure, and commence intravenous fluid therapy at least 24 hours prior to their anaesthetic. This approach helps to ensure any excess toxins in the blood are flushed out prior to an anaesthetic, and any dehydration is also corrected. As a result, these patients are generally more stable under anaesthesia and recover quicker with a substantially reduced chance of ongoing effects from the anaesthetic.
As expected, Slick has also benefited from this type of anaesthetic management, and was able to be discharged the afternoon of her procedure with a clean and comfortable mouth.