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I'm guessing that the reason that the vet needs to see the cats again is to recheck their kidneys to make sure that we are not going to do more harm than good with the medication. Marie is a qualified veterinarian, the information found on this site is not meant to replace the advice of your own veterinarian. Marie do not accept any responsibility for any loss, damage, injury, death, or disease which may arise from reliance on information contained on this site. There are so many good things in America, but not many people can afford it. It breaks my heart to see animals that need dental care and can't get it because of finances. The fact that pets need anesthesia for their dental care is what drives the price up. Marie is a veterinarian who practices in a busy animal hospital in Ottawa, Ontario.
There are no over the counter medications that work really well and safely for sedation for cats. Do not use information found on this site for diagnosing or treating your pet. I feel sorry for the pets that need dental cleaning and can't get it. If we needed a general anesthetic for our dental procedures they would be a lot more expensive! She created Ask A Vet Question as a resource for good, accurate veterinary advice online. Marie treats dogs, cats, hamsters, guinea pigs, and rats. Is an online vet visit just as good as a trip to your veterinarian? But, many times, asking an online veterinarian a question can help save you money. Marie can't officially diagnose your pet or prescribe medications, she can often advise you on whether a vet visit is necessary. Marie for a second opinion on your pet's condition.
However, it's not a good idea to give acepromazine to cats with kidney disease. I'd love for you to report back and tell me how the Rescue Rememdy works for you.
But, if there is only really mild kidney disease I will sometimes go ahead and prescribe it. It's really unfortunate that pet dental cleaning is so expensive. I've been a psychologist my whole adult life and appreciate it when I come across someone who is kind and caring. I definitely understand what you are saying about the price of dental care.
In these cases, a sedative or general anesthetic is typically needed in conjunction with a local anesthetic. Lidocaine should be used with caution in animals with certain heart conditions or liver disease.
For certain procedures, local anesthetics may be used in an effort to decrease the amount of general anesthetic needed and speed up recovery time. It is used with caution in cats, since cats tend to be more sensitive to it than dogs.
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The local anesthetic prevents the pain impulse from being 'read' by the brain.