Vet performs full teeth extraction on cat

Vet performs full teeth extraction on cat

The Carolinas Animal Hospital and Dental Clinic of Charlotte, North Carolina, saved 1-year-old cat Eden’s life.

Angie’s List member Elizabeth Philippus’ cat had feline stomatitis — painful inflammation of the mouth and gums — that required her teeth to be extracted.

Philippus chose this highly rated clinic based on high reviews and their specialization in dental conditions. “I wanted the least stressful experience for Eden for such a major surgery,” Philippus says.

The moment she met with Dr. Katherine Queck and the staff, she knew they were the right choice. “They gave her snacks during her consultation and let her explore on her own accord,” she says. “Eden thinks she’s a dog!”

The waiting room was comfortable and clean, according to Philippus.

The surgery went smoothly, and Philippus says the aftercare instructions were simple, but thorough. “She was sent home with pain medications, but this cat acted like she still had her teeth as soon as she got home,” Philippus says.

Eden is doing very well now, Phillippus says, adding that she went from being “waif thin” and hardly able to eat to gaining 1.5 pounds in a month. Eden can still eat smaller types of cat kibble, and is offered canned food daily, but prefers the kibble. Philippus adds that the girl can put down her share of cat treats.

“She’s a picture of health,” Philippus says. “I like to refer to her as my poster child for Carrabus Humane Society, which is where I got her from. She’s now the matriarch of our feline family, thanks to the Carolinas Animal Hospital and Dental Clinic."

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