Here is some advice to help you with your pet’s recovery at home after a dental procedure
TUBE & COUGH
For a dental your pet needs to be put under a general anesthetic. This includes placing an esophageal tube into the windpipe to administer gaseous anesthesia. This tube can cause a little bit of irritation and might cause a cough for a couple of days. Your pet also may be a bit tired for the rest of the day.
Because of the anesthesia we would recommend feeding a small amount of soft food this evening. Tomorrow everything will be back to normal.
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It might be that your pet has some medicines to take home.
Please finish the complete course of antibiotics. It is very important so your pet will not develop resistance to the antibiotic.
If your pet feels unwell and has any vomiting or diarrhea please discontinue the use of the pain medication.
Your pet had some dental extractions today. The sutures that were placed during the surgery will dissolve on their own with time.
Because chewing biscuits might be painful in the first couple of days we would recommend feeding wet food or biscuits soaked in water.
There are several methods that help prevent build up of plaque and dental problems in the future. A couple of methods are: brushing the teeth with toothpaste, plaque off and t/d diet. Please ask your veterinarian or the nurse for some explanation of these products.
As a general rule of thumb wet food and ‘human’ food will cause more plaque than biscuits/kibble.