On Oct 19, 6:32 pm, "Tara Legale" wrote:
>> Stay informed about: HELP - cat home after dental procedure
> Just brought my cat home after dental cleaning and having an absessed tooth
> pulled. The vet said her breathing would sound congested from her having a
> tube down her throat. Indeed her breathing sounds like she has a very loud
> congested purr (but there is no purr). The doctor didn't say how long this
> would go on... anyone know?
> She looks so tired, but she will not sleep. She was sent home with a
> morphine type liquid med in syringes for pain, and I gave that to her 1-1/2
> hours ago. I hoped that would make her comfortable and let her sleep, but
> she just sits up, occasionally paces, and looks worn out. Shouldn't she be
> tired and be out by now?
> I've never had a cat go through this before, so if anyone can answer my
> questions, I would appreciate it.
>From experience with my own cats, I'd guess she's probably just still
disoriented from the anaesthetic and a bit stoned from the meds...keep
her warm and keep a close eye on her tonight - she should be more
"herself" in the morning. Depending on the length of time she was out
and the amount of anaesthetic used, she could seem awake, but might
not be "all there" for quite a while, so you might want to limit her
activity tonight. Offer her water and a small amount of food - and
stick around to make sure she's able to handle it. She'll sleep when
she's ready. Assume the vet gave her fluids and an antibiotic.
Of course, if she seems to be having serious trouble breathing or is
in distress, you should call your local emergency vet.