Dental Cleanup for stressed cat
My cat Penny is 8 years old and is due to have a dental cleanup tomorrow. She had one two years ago but this time I am feeling very disturbed because she has been very stressed out of late. We found a stray this past week and brought him home in the hopes of finding his owners. However after visiting all the vet clinics in my area I have not had any luck with finding his owners and it looks like we are keeping him.
He is a very sweet and loving boy but Penny is by nature very shy and nervous and has not taken well to this new guy. We have kept them separated and introduced them slowly over the course of this past week. Though she has come a long way, as she now tolerates him as long as he keeps is distance, she still hisses (he never hisses or displays any aggression) every time he tries to get close to her. We did previously have another cat who she did get along with, but sadly, he died in 2010 and this is first time since we have even thought of getting a second cat.
She despises going to the vet and I worry that it's all going to be too much for her and she will be traumatized. I have half the mind to postpone her appointment but the vet, who has been taking care of Penny, is retiring by the end of the month and even though I know that this means I will have to depend on a new vet eventually, I want to be able to leave Penny with someone who I trust for as long as I can.
Should I proceed with her appointment tomorrow? I'm really confused.