Oh dear. The sore spot on Maggie’s face did not seem to improve afterall, though we kept it clean with warm salt water . Our logic was she was still on antibiotics so there could be no chance of infection, but we agreed that it needed to be looked at, so we made an appointment for today.
Photo: Jan 24th
It seems that the saliva gland had burst, so we were given another week’s antibiotics plus a hibitane solution to bathe the wound twice a day and have to take her back next week.
Hubby and I have decided that should it not show a marked improvement by Monday, we shall phone the vet and discuss its removal. Although it doesn’t seem to be bothering her too much (she does wince a bit when we clean it), she is eating on both sides of her mouth, chewing her chews and crunching her biscuits, drinking OK, and all other bodily functions are normal, we do not want to run the risk of it ulcerating.
Poor love. The good news was the vet bill was less than half I imagined it would be, and Maggie is her usual self.
I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes!
In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too.
On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts.
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we’ll get there
Hope she feels better soon
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I’m glad Maggie is ok. I must make a trip to vet this afternoon, Tide is spending lots of time there lately as he grows older. Have a great day x
How old is he? Maggie’s 15, so very much an old lady.
Ah, sweet Maggie! Tide will 13 in May but has developed a muscle disorder, he’s hanging in though. He’s a brown Boston.
Ah, yes I remember now, I looked the breed up.
Treats if allowed and hugs by proxy.
I will pass them on, pets to Maggie and hugs too.
thanks you. She loves the attention!
Double treats then!
You’re on top of it and that’s great. Hope things improve this week.
Thanks Fransi. It’s a worry.
I know it is.
Hi Di, I have tagged you for FTS. Here’s the link.
Hope you will take up the challenge.
thanks. Will get on it soonest.
Thank you so much
Aww poor girl. I hope this clears up for her.
We hope so too, especially in respect of her being 15 now.
Poor Maggie. Hope it resolves soon x
My fingers are crossed!!
Fingers crossed. Poor girl.
Hoping anyway that surgery isn’t needed.
Poor sweeties (Maggie and her parents).