We as dog owners notice when our pets aren't feeling well. I tried to look in her mouth to see what color her gums were. She didn't like that. The gums should be Bubble Gum pink. We also noticed one eye was red. We called our vet and took her in.
The vet looked her over and found she had an infected tooth.
He recommended she have her teeth cleaned the next day.
When they clean your dog's teeth, they sedate them...safe for all parties.
We took her in yesterday and picked her up later in the day.
The vet said more teeth were infected! How does this happen before our very eyes?
They pulled 7 teeth....YIKES! Dogs have a total of 42 teeth.
If you look in your dog’s mouth you will notice one tooth that is much larger than the rest of the teeth. It is on the upper jaw, about half way back. It is the fourth premolar, sometimes referred to as the carnassial tooth.
See that swelling in the picture on the right, it was affecting her left eye......cauising it to be red and bulging.
Infections in these teeth show outward symptoms, such as the red eye...causing us dog owners to think our dog has an eye infection.
As soon as we noticed Chloe's eye was red, we called the vet.
After the surgery, Chloe was put on pain meds and antibiotics.
She is resting at home, where she is the most comfortable.
It's interesting to think how dogs can get so many diseases like humans.
I hope things get better regarding our fur children. Thanks for reading. I hope you are not bored by sharing our trials with our doggies. They are a big part of our family.
Have a wonderful weekend.