Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I've got a tough little pup!

As I type this, Santiago is asleep on my lap, in bed...


The Dental Surgery today was a success... 11 incisors were removed and 2 pre-molars. It appears as though the 12th incisor fell out sometime in the past 2 weeks... (That's just how bad things in his wee mouth were) Those that remained got a proper cleaning and within 15 minutes of the procedures being completed, he woke up and much to the Vet's amazement was hell bent on standing up and walking around.

He's of course on pain meds and antibiotics for the next little while; soft food and no chews... My only concern is no fetch for the next two weeks. Honestly I am already pre-emptively afraid for my life... Santi lives for Fetch and fetch alone....

Thanks to all for your kind words, prayers and positive energy. Any time a dog as small as Santi must be put under for a procedure, there's a risk. He's only 3.5 lbs... it's a very fine line to be walked, but as with his de-peanutization last March, he came through with flying colours.


... and dream of teeth...

1 comment:

TICKLEBEAR said...

i'm so glad for you of the outcome. must be such a relief. if i may venture an advice: whatever you used to play fetch with him, hide those items so he will not desire them as much. if he sees them and you don't play, he'll get frustrated and think maybe he's done something wrong and is being punished.
oh!! poor thing!! i look at his pics and i just want to reach out and gently cuddle him, what a darling!!!
you take good care of him now, and don't make fun of him when he smiles at you now...
;)~
HUGZ