Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Shiner Visits the Vet - A Pupdate

If you follow us on Social Media, you might be aware that Shiner had to visit the vet yesterday for surgery. Last week, I noticed a bulge underneath her left eye. I was 95% sure it was a tooth abscess and scheduled her a vet appointment.

Shiner's swollen face.

We went in to see the vet on Thursday and she confirmed that one of her large molars in the back was fractured, abscessed, and needed to be removed. Since then, Shiner has been taking some antibiotics and pain medicine. The swelling under her eye went down considerably over the weekend and was hard to notice.

Shiner didn't seem to notice much was wrong. She ate her food with no problems and even wanted to play and chew on her toys. I put them up though because I didn't want her face to start swelling again. She was still a happy dog.

Car ride to the vet's office. 

Yesterday, I dropped Shiner off early in the morning at the vet clinic to have her tooth surgically removed. She also had her teeth cleaned while she was under anesthesia. The procedure took a while because the tooth was apparently difficult to pull. They are very large teeth with lots of roots that go deep into the gums.

She may need to have another fractured tooth pulled in the future, but the doctor did not want to prolong her anesthesia time any further yesterday. We will keep an eye on the other tooth for now.

I picked Shiner up that afternoon and she was very groggy and acting silly. She was definitely ready to go home! When we got home, she seemed slightly out of it and walked around aimlessly like she wasn't quite sure what to do with herself. She moved from couch to couch trying to get comfy and whining every now and then.

Her "I'm not talking to you" face after her surgery.

I prepared her a dinner of soft food, and she refused to eat it. Gasp! She also refused to eat her tasty soft treats that she loves. After a few hours, she decided that some cooked hamburger meat was acceptable. Then, later that night she decided she could eat her soft food. Shiner will have to eat soft food and no chew toys for at least week.

Hopefully, she will eat more today. Otherwise, she seems OK. I'm sure it doesn't feel good to have a big tooth pulled out. I had a few pulled a couple of years ago and it wasn't all that fun.

Thanks to our friends for keeping Shiner in your thoughts!

38 comments:

  1. Poor Shiner ! We send her tons of healing purrs and hope she feels better soon ! Toothache is no fun either, it's better to have that bad tooth removed. Purrs

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    1. Thanks! And tell me about it... I was in the worst pain of my life while pregnant from a toothache. Took a while to find a dentist who would help me. Some told me to wait until after pregnancy. Not possible!

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  2. Ouch! That tooth must have hurt while it was there, and I'm sure it felt pretty bad to have it taken out. I hope Shiner is feeling better soon.

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    1. She seems normal this morning :) Just hungry as usual.

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  3. Shiner I hope today you feel better and you will like your food. POTP and hugs to you...

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    1. She just got done eating! She only spit out one pill that I hid in there, so I put it in her soft treat.

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  4. POTP to Shiner. Hope she is back to her usual self ASAP.

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  5. We're so glad to hear that the surgery went well! Poor Shiner. I find sometimes it takes the dogs until the next day to get feeling right and get their appetites back to normal after they've had any surgery or teeth cleanings. Hope she is feeling better today!

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    1. Yea, she didn't out of surgery til later around 2:30 pm and I picked her up at 4:30 so it makes sense that she was out of it.

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  6. Hope you feel alot better soon!!!!

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  7. Poor girl.........well, I agree with the groggy thing after anesthesia and she was probably wondering why she had an achy-breaky mouth in addition to why she couldn't figure out where she was! HAHAHA Hopefully she's OK today..........

    Hugs, Sammy and Pam

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    1. Lol - she was ready to get the heck outta there! She coulda cared less to see me as long as she could get through that front door.

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  8. Ohhh poor Shiner! Ouch!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  9. Glad you are doing alright,Shiner. Take care of yourself and let yourself get some good pampering. Milk it for all you can!

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  10. Oh, I am so glad Shiner is doing better now after the surgery. It always worries Ma when a dog has to go under anesthesia. Hopefully she will return to her normal self once that stuff wears off.
    Oz

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    1. I was only mildly worried, because I know she was in good hands and I've assisted in so many similar procedures. Still, it's a little different when it's your own doggy.

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  11. You poor sweetie. We hope you feel all better super soon sweet Shiner.

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  12. Titan and Zue Zue send well wishes to Shiner!

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  13. Glad Shiner made it through the surgery all right. Probably her mouth hurts from the surgery. Hope she feels better really soon.

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  14. Aww Shiner! I hope you are feeling better today, but it was a good idea to get rid of that broken tooth. You don't want it causing trouble later.
    -Jessica from Beagles & Bargains

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  15. Good girl, Shiner! I hope you're feeling much better today and continue getting better.

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  16. poor baby, hoping she feels better soon. Did you try any white rice? Maybe she wouldn't have to chew that as much? xoxo
    DakotasDen

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    1. No, didn't try that one. It just took her a little while to eat. She decided to go ahead and eat around 9pm and has her normal appetite now thankfully!

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  17. shiner...we due knot haz facebook, we R sorree ta lurn ya had ta go two de place oh eeeeeeeeeeevil

    de blessings oh st francis two ewe fora quik & speedee ree coveree....hope yur bak ta yur regular self in noe kinda time

    and we hope de vet gived ya bak yur tooth.... sew ya can put it under a pillow..... coz over nite it will tern it self inta CASH MONEE !!!!!

    like 50's and 100's !!!!!

    HOORAY !!!!! ♥♥♥

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    1. Oh my cat! They DID give us the tooth!!! MOL! She handed me a pill bottle with something in it and I was like "what is this?". Tech told me it was her tooth and I must have given her a weird look. She said they like to show people that they actually did pull the tooth out.

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  18. Oh Meow Poor Shiner. Sendin' purrayers.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  19. Poor Shiner! Fractured teeth suck! I hope she feels better soon! <3

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  20. Poor Shiner. I hope you’re feeling better by now. Take it easy for a few days.

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  21. I'm glad she's ok, and hope she gets to feeling better!

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  22. Oh noes....sending Shiner MANY healing purrs!!!

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  23. Poor Shiner. Glad you got it sorted out.

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  24. We're glad all went well for Shiner. I hafta go get my teefs cleaned next week. ~Wally

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    1. Aw Wally, I hope everything goes well :)

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  25. Awww. Shiner is very cute and we are glad to hear her recovery is in progress. Feel better Shiner!

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  26. I don't think I would have ever thought the swelling was from a tooth, but it does make sense! I'm sorry it was such a difficult extraction. I always heard that restlessness in an animal means they are in pain so it looks like she was hurting some. Hope Shiner is on the mend. Love Dolly

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    1. I don't think most people would. I just know from past experience though.

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  27. We are so glad that sweet Shiner is home from surgery, and recovering nicely. We love you, Shiner! :)

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