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post #26 of 40 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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Brandy's going in tomorrow for her teeth cleaning. Since they have to put her under, I'm a little nervous about it even though I know it's not a major procedure. She's my baby, it's what I do!

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Brandy's going in tomorrow for her teeth cleaning. Since they have to put her under, I'm a little nervous about it even though I know it's not a major procedure. She's my baby, it's what I do!
You can always discuss with your new Vet, and it is your right to know, if they are going to use gas or IV anesthesia?
If it makes you feel more comfortable, ask to have the "+" and "-" of each method?

There also is a cost difference.

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Keep us posted. Good Dobie Luck to her.
After she is back to herself add a raw meaty bone to her diet once a week. Or deer or elk antlers to chew on.

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I couldn't stand it anymore and called the vet to see how Brandy was doing. They said she was in recovery and is doing well. They did have to remove the tooth (I can't believe our other vet was just going to let it fester!) and they removed a skin tag that was really long on her chest.
I can't wait for work to be done so I can go pick my girl up!

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Well we got her home and noticed that she was bleeding quite a bit from her mouth. Called the vet back who told us to bring her right back. The vet checked her out and while she's clotting good in one area, she's not in a different spot. He thought she may have bumped it open on something on the ride home. They are keeping her overnight to make sure she's quiet and to keep an eye on her.

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I couldn't stand it anymore and called the vet to see how Brandy was doing. They said she was in recovery and is doing well. They did have to remove the tooth (I can't believe our other vet was just going to let it fester!) and they removed a skin tag that was really long on her chest.
I can't wait for work to be done so I can go pick my girl up!
Yeh! I am so happy that you found a proactive DVM, with your second opinion Vet!

When I first saw your dog's photographs of the tooth, I knew the tooth was infected. I showed my husband, a DVM; he peeked at it and said, "that tooth has to come out."
I know I was emphatic in my first post to you, but I needed you to go to a DVM, in real life, for a second opinion. And you needed someone that was going to do something straightaway! Gosh darn it!

I am happy you found a competent Vet. 24 hour monitoring for your Girl is awesome.
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I know I was emphatic in my first post to you, but I needed you to go to a DVM, in real life, for a second opinion. And you needed someone that was going to do something straightaway! Gosh darn it!
Thank you very much for your posts Honda! And thanks to everyone who has taken the time to write about Brandy's tooth. I can't wait until I can call this morning to see how she's doing. I'll let you know!

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Oh I'm so glad you found a competent and caring vet that is taking care of her now. Good for you as well for questioning the first vet and for going with your gut. Honestly, it might be worth your while to file a complaint/bad review on the first vet so the public can see. IMO what he missed or didn't care to treat is pretty important.
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Talked to the vet. Brandy bled a little bit in her kennel last night, but it's stopped now. She is pretty swollen on the side where they took that tooth out, but that is to be expected. It didn't stop her from scarfing down the food they offered her this morning and they said she was looking for more! I'm going to pick her up tonight after work, the vet said that they are more than happy to keep her and look after her while we're at work today. I kind of got the feeling they want to keep my dog!

They said we could feed her canned food for a couple of days until it gets healed up a little more or add warm water to her kibble and let it soak for a bit. She's never been on canned food so I'm leaning toward the soaked kibble. Don't want her to have an upset tummy along with a sore mouth!

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My girls home, puffy face and all. She's doing really well and acted like she's never seen food before. We are now snuggled up on the couch. Thanks again everyone!

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My mouth feels funny...


I swear I'm not drugged anymore...just puffy!


Night DT, it's been a long day!

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So nice to see Brandy happy again, and that you found a great Vet...she will milk the extra attention, what a tropper.

A few years ago, old Amy had a molar out and a dangly ugly, skin tag removed.
- Mom fed her some good home cooking // oatmeal porridge, scrambled eggs with little Carnation milk on top, rice, peas mushed up, etc.

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UGH! I thought I may as well just add this to a thread I've already started about Brandy's teeth. We've noticed in the last week or so that Brandy hasn't been chewing on her bully stick with the gusto that she normally does. Didn't think too much of it, thought maybe she was just sick of them. Well...I was taking a look at her teeth tonight and noticed that it looks like she somehow broke the premolar on the other side. I don't know what they'll be able to do other than pull it. Hopefully they can figure out something in the interim though, because we sure can't afford another surgery right now. Poor Brandy, if this keeps up she'll be needing doggie dentures soon!

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You should get an x-ray - if there is infection present she will need antibiotics.
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Brandy had her vet appointment today and she cleaved the tooth off pretty good. We'll have to get it removed eventually, but thankfully the vet said it's not an emergency at this point. Of course we want to do it sooner rather than later, so hopefully hubby will get a job soon! We have some of the pain meds left from her TPLO so if it seems like she's having issues she said we can give her them at our discretion.
While we were there we thought we may as well have her check a couple little lumps, bumps and skin tags that's popped up on her. Those all came back good and the one we were most worried about is just a fatty mass. Good news, finally!

I told my co-worker that I swear between Brandy and my hubby we're going to be bankrupt by the end of the year. She said, I'd get rid of them both! I said well, hubby can go, Brandy's not going anywhere!

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