More vet visits.

Both of us are concerned about the saliva gland issue as it does not seem to be getting any
better.
It’s been over a month, three weeks of that on antibiotics, and this past week just the loxicom and hibitane wash.
Hubby’s been cleaning it every day, but thinks it’s getting bigger. Poor Maggie tolerates it but doesn’t like it being bathed, even though it means goodies afterwards.
Everything else is OK. The poison scare from last week is over, her eating and drinking habits are normal, and she still wants to go out for her walks, the ‘business’ also being normal.

We are at a loss as to where we go from here. It looks like surgery will be required to remove the gland. Looking it up on the internet, this should not stop her making sufficient saliva as the others will take over the load sotospeak. However, her age is a factor though she is in good health otherwise as far as we know.
Cost is not an issue as I have enough in reserve for her welfare having been squirreling away as is my wont for emergencies. However, that does nothing to relieve our anxiety.

Her appointment is for 5.30 this afternoon.  I’ll give you an update later.

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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! We have recently lost our beloved dog 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, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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31 Responses to More vet visits.

  1. quiall says:

    Fingers crossed!!!

  2. I hope the appointment goes well, Di.

  3. fransiweinstein says:

    Fingers crossed all goes well.

  4. Hugs to you all. Hopefully the vet should be able to say how she’d come through the surgery. Maybe it’s just a bit more complicated than a tooth extraction but not super invasion. Wishing you all the best.

  5. Sadje says:

    Oh Di, I hope ours nothing to worry about. ❤️

  6. Liz says:

    Best wishes for today.

  7. Best wishes for the very best and most healing outcome possible. :-O I’m glad Ms. Maggie has such good parents!

  8. Hugs, Di. May all go well today.

  9. joyroses13 says:

    Keeping Maggie in my thoughts and hugs to you!!

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