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Claire L
14th November 2007, 12:25 AM
My beautiful girl is going in to the Vets in the morning to have one (maybe more) loose tooth extracted and the rest cleaned and polished. I am dreading leaving her in the Vets because I know she will be very upset. I just hope and pray that tomorrows events will not set her back. She is such a sweet natured girl and she greets everybody when we are out on walks. She just loves to love and be loved. She is going to be REALLY UPSET when she realises that she is not getting any breakfast in the morning:yikes
Please say a little prayer for us tomorrow and :xfngr: that she only loses one tooth.
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pinkpuppy
14th November 2007, 12:55 AM
:paw::xfngr:Tricky and I have our paws and fingers crossed for Cara with a clean dental health bill.

Cathy T
14th November 2007, 01:39 AM
Good luck tomorrow Cara. I'll be thinking of you. I've found the hardest part is not being able to give them breakfast! :(

TKC
14th November 2007, 01:41 AM
Fingers and toes crossed xxx

pippa
14th November 2007, 01:48 AM
I will be thinking of you and Cara. poor little girl .Gus and Pippin went mad when they couldn't have breakfast when they both went to be neutered and I think I was more worried about their reaction to that! Until I left them at the vets of course.They were fine. I was worried all day.I'm sure Cara will be fine xx.

Karlin
14th November 2007, 08:19 AM
I'm sure she'll be fine. :) The more relaxed you are, the more relaxed she will be. :thmbsup:

Chelle & Rex
14th November 2007, 09:13 AM
:xfngr: and big :hug:

coconut
14th November 2007, 09:33 AM
i am sure cara will be fine, give her our best :flwr:

casshon
14th November 2007, 09:41 AM
Good luck Cara :luv:. That's a beautiful photo of her btw.

Claire L
14th November 2007, 11:33 AM
Well! having NOT slept very well last night, I got up this morning and as usual, two furry bodies charged down the stairs behind me and into the kitchen :eek: so, I let them out for their morning pee and they come back in a few minutes later all excited, ready for their brekkie:yikes they were NOT happy campers :( I took Cara off to the Vet and I have to say , she was great about it; while we were waiting for the nurse to take her in, I had her cradled in my arms ( I never let them on the floor in the Vets) and she put her front paws up on my left shoulder and just looked at me. I promised her that nothing bad will happen to her and I will cook her the BEST fish din dins she has EVER had when she comes home later and then she actually kissed me :luv: of course I cried when I came outside but I know she'll be fine.

Lisa_T
14th November 2007, 12:18 PM
Awww. Poor Cara and poor you! I'm sure she will be fine and will relish the fishy dins dins.

Speaking of which, anyone else get funny looks when they buy tinned salmon and say its for the dogs?

brid kenny
14th November 2007, 02:23 PM
Hope she's doing okay. Her picture is beautiful.

Claire L
14th November 2007, 07:02 PM
:updte:

Collected Cara at 3.00pm and she got on brilliantly at the Vets. She had one loose tooth removed and another tooth had some nerves exposed so he removed that one as well. The rest of her teeth are pearly white now :) so I am thrilled. She didn't show any signs of trauma today; the Vets nurse said that Cara was just loving everyone :luv:

I've just given her some baked whiting and petit pois mashed up with a spoonful of potatoes and she loved it.

Thanks for all the good wishes and crossed fingers - it worked!!

Barbara Nixon
14th November 2007, 07:38 PM
I missed this before, but I used to worry about leaving Izzy beacuse he was nervous of men and had a bad heart. However, probably due to sedation, he never did appear to be stressed.

As for anaesthetic, my vet said that dental procedure by anaesthetic is the safest method, although my last vet used sedation on Izzy. Will said that the anaesthetic is safer because it is instantly reveresable when only teeth and not intrusive surgery are involved. He doesn't like sedation because there are slightly more risks, includingthat of a partially still active swallowing reflex.

casshon
14th November 2007, 10:42 PM
So glad Cara and her pearly whites are OK :D

pippa
14th November 2007, 10:51 PM
Glad She Got On Ok Claire.

Cleo's Person
15th November 2007, 12:18 AM
Fantastic news!!! Delighted to hear that Cara got on well at the vets!

*Pauline*
15th November 2007, 01:39 AM
As for anaesthetic, my vet said that dental procedure by anaesthetic is the safest method, although my last vet used sedation on Izzy. Will said that the anaesthetic is safer because it is instantly reveresable when only teeth and not intrusive surgery are involved. He doesn't like sedation because there are slightly more risks, includingthat of a partially still active swallowing reflex.

That's interesting and good to know.

Glad it went well Claire :p

Cathy T
15th November 2007, 01:56 AM
How's Cara?

Nicki
15th November 2007, 12:56 PM
Glad it went so well Claire - Cara is very beautiful, and it sounds like she has a pearly white smile to match now :)

I confess that the doggies had fresh mackerel last night - I'd cooked it for hubby but he didn't like it so they had it instead EEK!! Well it went down rather well :)

Claire L
15th November 2007, 01:34 PM
How's Cara?

She's fine this morning :) the Vet said I could feed her her normal kibble from today but I decided to give her some pasta instead for breakfast. I'll crush up her kibble tonight and add in some veg. I would just hate it if she suffered any pain while eating:eek: so a few days of soft foods should see her good.

Nicki
15th November 2007, 02:32 PM
yes I would definitely feed her soaked kibble for a few days - it's actually quite sore when they have had teeth extracted, so nothing hard for a while...

nlg679
15th November 2007, 03:06 PM
Glad to hear all is well with little Cara!:rah:

Claire L
15th November 2007, 09:14 PM
yes I would definitely feed her soaked kibble for a few days - it's actually quite sore when they have had teeth extracted, so nothing hard for a while...

How long do you think I should leave it before I give her her Fish4dogs Tiddlers?? she really loves them and every time I pass through the dining room (I keep them stored in the cabinet there) she looks longingly at me :(

frecklesmom
15th November 2007, 10:03 PM
When Annie had her 4 teeth removed I gave her completely soft for 3 meals and then started adding kibble slowly for another 3 meals. Her treats I kept soft for 3 days and then only small hard treats after that. Dilemma of protecting her gums and wanting firm food for her remaining teeth. She did quite well on this regime and I watched her closely for discomfort signs. If I had 4 teeth removed I'd probably be on soup for a week :rolleyes:.