|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!