Shelby went in for a teeth cleaning yesterday and boy am I glad she did. Turns out she had a cracked molar. Molars 1 and 3 were crowding molar 2 and it had cracked and become infected. They removed molar 2. She had a pocket of infection at 12!!! Past 5 surgery is required. Thank God I got her in and we're getting it cleared up now. I can't stress enough the importance of dental care. It ended up costing me an arm and a leg....but well worth it to know we've gotten it taken care of before it got any worse. She was spoiled rotten when she got home. A little groggy and very tired. We all three laid on the bed together for about an hour....with her letting out her little groans and snuggling in my arm. Had a board meeting at 5:00 and hubby assured me he would snuggle her all night. She woke full of her usual self this morning. And is on antibiotics, pain killers and anti-inflammatories. We WILL begin brushing teeth!!
The important point I want to make is that you could not see by looking at how bad the tooth was. It took a vet to get to the "root" of the problem. She didn't have bad breath and didn't have any problems eating.
Loving mom to Jake, Shelby and Micah