Friday, June 6, 2014

Update on Blossom's teeth cleaning

After last night's post I think I need to give a little more information. I let Blossom sleep in the wire crate by herself last night.  I gave her a little kibble that was moistened slightly (per the vet's instruction) and water.  Both were untouched this morning. 

She was still spaced out this this morning, too.  She did go outside and was moving around, but I could tell that she was still not with it, so to speak.  The vet's office called to check on her mid-morning and told me that if she doesn't eat tonight and is still woozy tomorrow to bring her in, but I hope I don't have to.  This afternoon she is moving a little more, so I think it is just taking time for the anesthesia to wear off.  She's taking a nap in the sunny spot on the deck right now and looks very peaceful!

Her teeth were very corroded and they do look good now.  Good dental health is just as important for dogs as it is for people, but I'm not sure that I will do this again for the other dogs. I think I will add those little doggie toothbrushes into my grooming bag and try to form the faithful habit of brushing their teeth whenever they get a grooming.  It won't hurt and might help, too.


  1. Hope she recovers smoothly!

    Teeth brushing (daily is really the only way it matters) is incredible. Nola is 3.5 and has no tarter, no stains, no plaque, nothing. She has the teeth of a 1 year old, and my vet has never seen such good teeth on a small breed.

  2. I guess I need to pay more attention to my boy's teeth. Poor thing, anesthesia is sure hard on them isn't it?

  3. Hmmm....I don't brush Chester & Gretel's teeth but I do get them scaled via anesthesia free teeth cleaning when they get too dirty. I was thinking about getting cleaning with anesthesia for Gretel one time but it sounds like I should go read the first part of your story.