Booker_Aye Posted August 19, 2013 Share Posted August 19, 2013 Poor Kimba. She is just six years old, and has been with me for a year or so. Her teeth are not good. The vet more or less insisted on doing a dental, which I had been resisting, saying that he thought two of her rear molars on one side would need to be removed. He showed me the receding gum and the rotting root. I was convinced. Also, Kimba has very bad dog breath, and I knew her teeth were involved in that as well. She had a dental at my vet's when she first arrived, a year ago, and no one thought she needed any extractions, or if they did, they didn't tell me, which you would imagine they would have done. Well, no one called me all day, so I called the office when I left work to come pick her up to ask if she would be ready at 4:30 as planned. Turns out they removed twenty teeth. All her molars and premolars. Poor baby dog. The vet explained what they had found at the gum line when I got there, showed me the teeth they had removed, and I guess I am more or less satisfied that what was done was proper. But, had I known such a radical procedure was going to happen, I would not have done it now, when I have to leave on Saturday for a weeklong trip; I would have taken her to a dog dentist; and when they decided that what they saw necessitated such enormous tooth loss, I think they should have called me. Now she is grogged out from her anesthesia, and a little while ago she moaned in her sleep. She got injected pain meds at the vet, and they sent her home wearing two fentanyl patches which they said will take about 24 hours to kick in. She will also get metacam. Sometimes I think that when I am 100 I will have experienced enough not to make errors in judgment. Quote Loving Kimba & Fred, missing Booker & Polly, first greyhounds, never forgotten."I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights.That is the way of a whole human being."Abraham Lincoln Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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