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Old 12-05-2012, 07:47 PM   #11
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I'm revising my old thread as there has been a new development. Although Tyler has the ramp and learned how to use it in a heartbeat, he doesn't always use it as he alternates between the ramp and the stairs. Well, yesterday, the stairs were his method of travel and it was a BAD decision. DH and I were in the yard, cleaning out bird houses, when we heard this loud bang, followed by a yelp. Tyler was just standing on the second step on his way up so I ran over, assuming that perhaps he had hurt his leg. I transferred him to the ramp and he continued up without limping. I then noticed that his tongue was going in and out at a fast pace and thought that he must have hit his mouth and bit his tongue. Wrong - he actually managed to knock out one of his six upper incisors and two more were dangling I pulled them out, took him in the house and checked out his mouth. There wasn't too much bleeding so I waited it out. He seemed fine and when it came time for his dinner, he gobbled it down without a whimper. I felt so bad for him, but it didn't seem to bother him at all.

Today, we tried the ramp and the pictures attached are: 1. Tyler waiting for Mom to get the camera ready for the run, 2. Where did he go? and, 3. Here I am Mom - I RLH up the ramp and you missed it. Guess everything is back to normal. I'll bet all he wants for Christmas is his 3 front teeth but, instead, I went out and bought him a puzzle to hide his treats in. I gave it to him early and it sure didn't take him long to work on those sliders and find the goodies. Old dog, new trick.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:52 PM   #12
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Awww . Poor Tyler! Don't imagine vets do bridges or falsies. Glad there were no broken hips or other injuries, but still heart breaking


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Old 12-05-2012, 08:09 PM   #13
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Awww...poor Tyler. Glad he seems to be ok with it all. Poor guy.
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:33 PM   #14
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Oh poor Tyler, not happy to hear he lost some teeth, but happy he did not hurt anything else. Wow, how awesome your DH is, building a ramp. My elderly lhasa has been blind for years but has lately stopped using the back stairs and will go out the dog door and do his business on the porch...sometimes he will go on a pad in the back hall, he also just learned to use the bells, I know he has taken a tumble or two, my big fear is an injury. I think Tyler is one lucky and smart pup.
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:35 PM   #15
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oh my gosh!! poor Tyler!! but I guess at his age, I'd take some missing teeth over a broken hip for sure!! Glad it doesn't seem to bother him and he is okay otherwise!!
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:38 PM   #16
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So sad...but thankfully not something worse. He is such a beautiful little guy. I am sure it is heartbreaking to see him struggle so. Thank heavens he has you taking care of him so well.

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Poor baby
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:17 PM   #18
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Thanks everyone. He's good but just won't be smiling for the camera anymore. He's gotten lots of hugs, kisses and attention today - more than usual, that is, and enjoyed every minute of it. He's a real trooper!
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Oh my goodness, Tyler! No more steps for you! Use the ramp, please!!!
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