Is anesthesia safe for older cats?

Is anesthesia safe for older cats?

General anesthesia in older cats can be safely performed by following the basic anesthetic principles and steps. These steps should include a thorough physical examination, good history taking, appropriate selection and administration of perianesthetic drugs, careful monitoring and watchful post-anesthetic care.

Can a 17 year old cat have a tooth removed?

My Tyler, who just turned 17 had a dental w/tooth removal, it was risky as he has high bp, kidney failure and a heart murmur, but it was in an attempt to get him eating again (didn’t work, but boy his teeth are clean and pretty, and a bad tooth is now out).

Why did I have to have dental surgery on my Cat?

We had to have the dental surgery because her teeth were infected and her gums were inflamed; the vet removed 11 teeth–mostly molars. Two days after the surgery she hadn’t eaten and was starting to have trouble with breathing.

What happens to an old cat in surgery?

The reason is that we lost our dear old friend last Friday. We were informed by the vet that older cats have a low survival rate in anaesthetized surgery, often resulting in acute kidney failure. But the condition with an infected tooth left no other options and the pre-operative screenings said she was in good shape.

Is it expensive to have vet treatment done on an old cat?

But once the treatment is over, the disease is gone. Although this would be stressful for both of us, I believe it’s the best option in the long term. It is, of course, expensive: At the clinic here in Seattle, the cost is around $1,000.

My Tyler, who just turned 17 had a dental w/tooth removal, it was risky as he has high bp, kidney failure and a heart murmur, but it was in an attempt to get him eating again (didn’t work, but boy his teeth are clean and pretty, and a bad tooth is now out).

How much does dental work cost for a 19 year old cat?

Having dental work with extractions done is usually a little pricey. You could be looking at anywhere from $400 to $1400 to do this. If we play the odds, a 19 year old cat may not live a whole lot longer. That may be a lot of money to spend if we only have a short time left.

Can a cat be too old for dental disease treatment?

What a dental can do is give Kangs a less painful life for as long as she has left. Thomas: Now, it’s quite possible that the vet will say that she’s not a good candidate for surgery. If she has kidney disease or some other organ function problem, the procedure might be too high-risk to undertake.

Can a cat be too old for surgery?

Thomas: Now, it’s quite possible that the vet will say that she’s not a good candidate for surgery. If she has kidney disease or some other organ function problem, the procedure might be too high-risk to undertake. Bella: But the issue is you’re not going to know that unless you talk to the vet and get the blood work done.