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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-03-2005, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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Dental treatment

Hello everyone!I'm hoping for some advice.I have a 7 year old diabetic cat that is going for a dental tomorrow.Now he's on one unit a day, but my question is at what time do I stop feeding him at midnight or do I let him have his food until breakfast time?I'm going in with him at 11 but it'll be at least one or two when he'll have the procedure.Thanks xx
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-03-2005, 04:07 PM
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Hi Alison - this topic might get more replies if it's reposted in "Health and Nutrition". I'm interested in the answer, too. Sorry I can't help out. For humans, it's usually 12 hours.

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How many hours did the vet say to be NPO? If it's 6, then leave it out until about 4 or 5 am. If he said NPO after midnight, don't leave anything (water or food) out for her. I'm assuming this is what your asking right? If water is fine,t hen just leave the water out and take the food up.


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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-03-2005, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for your replies!I'm sorry Manda-chan, but I don't know what "NPO" is.The thing is the vet wasn't there when I made the appointment, and I forgot to ask what they wanted me to do.And theres no-one there until tomorrow 8.30am
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I'd say take up the food really late tonight, then call first thing in the morning and ask them about it. Since the surgery is later in the afternoon, you might be able to give him a few nibbles before you bring him in.

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How many hours did the vet say to be NPO? If it's 6, then leave it out until about 4 or 5 am. If he said NPO after midnight, don't leave anything (water or food) out for her. I'm assuming this is what your asking right? If water is fine,t hen just leave the water out and take the food up.


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I know its too late, but I just wanted to add that although its fine to starve cats overnight before a procedure, you should not deprive them of water for this long, especially a diabetic!

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