(Closed) Senior cat having teeth extracted…

posted 5 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
2515 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

i don’t have experience with a senior cat but our 6 year old had to get all his teeth extracted due to stomatitis. he did fine going under and afterwards (eats and drinks fine). i used to work at the vet that we take him to so you’d think i wouldn’t be nervous about it but i still was. i’m sure your kitty will do fine! she might even be spunkier afterwards because her mouth won’t be in pain anymore (our cat definitely became happier).

Post # 4
2565 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

If her bloodwork was normal and her heart and lungs sound ok she is at no higher risk to go under anesthesia than a younger cat.  She will feel so much better having those teeth removed, good luck!

Post # 6
483 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Best wishes for your kitty! Smile  Hope she has a speedy recovery!

Post # 7
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Good luck :)!!  Hopefully she’ll be normal in no time

Post # 8
589 posts
Busy bee

@LadyJDAG:  Good luck kitty! I hope she will do well. Just to also let you know, my mom’s cat (who is 14) also had his teeth extracted.  In fact they had to take them all out because he had such bad gum disease.  He did fine and was much happier after the procedure! In fact he became even more active.  We think those teeth were bothering him for a while but the poor thing couldn’t tell us.  So hopefully you kitty will do even better after the extraction.

Post # 9
1784 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Our cat, Ophelia, had 6 teeth extracted last year and the process went well. We don’t think she is too old (we found her outside) but still had dental problems. The process was quick but she did need to stay overnight because she was refusing to eat and having problems with the anesthesia but they just kept her on the IV and she was right as rain the next day. 🙂


I worried about the impact the loss of teeth would have on her eating dry food but she really seemed to do very well right away. The first thing she wanted to eat was the dry food even though we specifically gave her wet. Ah well, cats do what they want! She is MUCH happier without those teeth. We didn’t realize how much they were hurting her. 🙁 I still feel sad about that.

Post # 10
904 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Another stomatitis story!  Both of our cats (siblings) had to have all of their teeth removed at a very young age because of stomatitis.  They were miserable and in pain and their breath smelled like sewage.  Now, toothless, they are SO HAPPY.  I agree with your vet, that your cat will be happier without those problem teeth.  The turn-around in attitude that we saw with our cats was amazing, even within days of their surgeries.  

Post # 11
9682 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

OP, I hope your furbaby is doing well!

Post # 12
661 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

My geriatric Siamese cutie had 7 of his teeth extracted last year and went under anesthesia. He has 2 left now. He is doing fine now. Like PP said I didnt relize how much his teeth were bothering him.

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