A Vet Calls

As promised, our senior vet rang us just after midday.
As soon as I mentioned him removing the lump in her mouth, he knew exactly which dog we were talking about.
Richard is ‘old school’. He tells it like it is, cares about the animal and appreciates anxious ‘doggy parents’ like me.

There seems to be three scenarios,
one: that it’s a tear duct/saliva gland blockage in which case we can carry on as we are in keeping it clean,
two : it’s an abscess on a tooth which can easily be removed, and
three: worst case, something else in the eye socket which could require drastic surgery. We won’t go there, though the wound is some considerable distance below her eye.

In order to know exactly what is going on though and where we go from here, Maggie will be having a head X-ray next week when they will inject a dye to see the route the fluid is taking.

I cleaned it this morning and it wasn’t too mucky. She’s had her breakfast as normal and has enjoyed some chicken and rice, plus treats.  I walked her first thing and she performed the businesses as usual. Hubby has also taken her out and although she didn’t do anything she was quite content.  I’ll be taking her out again shortly, but she’s dozing at the moment.

Poor baby, but we’ll take care of her.

About pensitivity101

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 an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. 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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22 Responses to A Vet Calls

  1. fransiweinstein says:

    Hope it’s one of the first two. And if it’s the third, it doesn’t seem to be affecting her quality of life and hopefully it won’t. You are wonderful parents.

  2. Hopefully the x-ray will give you some clues. Hugs.

  3. Sadje says:

    Hope it is nothing serious and is easily treatable.

  4. Thanks for keeping us posted, here’s hoping everything turns out alright.

  5. Jennifer New says:

    Anxious Doggy Parents, I pray your pup is healing and no surgery is required! I understand being anxious. Our English Bulldog, Daisy, choked really bad because she tries to chew objects on the farm and believes I do not feed her often enough! Scared me so bad! An, our Blue Heeler, Oreo goes in to surgery tomorrow so we will not have two pups having babies. She will be gone overnight. Daisy an I will be lost without her. Prayers for quick healing! :)Jen

    • Thank you so much Jen. We had a scare with possible poisoning last week and Hubby covered the 17 mile distance to the vet in less than half an hour.
      We have every confidence in our vet. Hopefully the head Xray will point us in the right direction for full recovery though in herself she is OK.
      Hope all goes well for Oreo.

  6. I’m hopeful it’s one of the first two – relatively easy ‘fixes’. You’re doing a great job with her, keeping her comfortable and safe! ❤ Blessings on all of you!

  7. willowdot21 says:

    They depend on us completely don’t they 💜

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