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During one of the pre-dental work exams, Dr. Shaun took his time, with out rushing, in a very concise and easy to understand way, to explain the procedures, using a little model of a cat’s jaw for demonstration purposes. Seems that a cat with poor teeth and gums is in discomfort and pain, and even mentioned that, in his experience, Oscar’s personality and behavior would change for the better as he continued to recover and heal after his teeth were removed, and he would be eating both wet and dry food as he had before the dental work
While I really didn’t expect Oscar’s personality and behavior to chance, the thought of our little family member being in constant discomfort was just not an option for his continued cat-life. Besides, I’ve always felt better after cavity fillings and other dental work, so I imagine this is true for cats too.
Oscar did need to have his teeth removed, and I can only imagine the time, patience, and care with which Dr. Shaun and his team took to perform the dental work. Have you ever looked at a cat’s mouth and jaw and seen how little room there is to work? How small their jaws are? Reminded me of working on models as a kid, only this was Oscar!
I’m very grateful to Dr. Shaun and his entire staff for the compassion, care, understanding, patience in working with me and my wife, for their listening to all our concerns, explaining the procedure, and for the continual follow-up calls during the few weeks Oscar was recovering. They are truly an outstanding team, and make you feel welcome, and treated our Oscar as if he was part of their family.
Oh, and Oscar’s personality and behavior did change for the better! He’s much more active then he used to be, much more vocal and insistent on his needs, like wanting food and wanting to go outside, and really appears to be a happier and more relaxed cat. Oscar’s also not spilling his food or water as before, something we suspect was due to his painful gums and teeth. And he’s back to eating wet and dry food again, as if nothing ever happened.
I highly recommend Dr. Shaun and the team at Hillsdale Veterinary Hospital! Just walk in and take a look at their office, meet the staff, and you’ll see how professional, caring and compassionate they are. They even have coffee, tea, and hot chocolate in their waiting area, and a streaming photo show of their four-legged patients…kind of a nice touch.
Hillsdale Vet is one of the nicest, most genuine clinics I have been to. Not only do they get to know you on a personal level, they don’t try and sell you on products or vaccines you don’t need. They are honest and truthful about what is best for your pet and Dr. Shaun is amazing. I can’t say enough good things about this place!
Dr. Edens is one of most thorough, respected, compassionate Veterinarians that I have ever met. She knows our animals like her very own and her bed side manor and individual attention is phenomenal. We run Shiba Inu rescue for the NW and Shibas do no care for the vet but they tolerate Dr. Edens because she’s trainable. Their only complaint about her is that she is obsessed with picking their under coats when they’re ready to blow it! LOL. Puppies love her and she quite the magnet to them!