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tooth extraction aftercare tips?

My sweet Jerry passed his cardiology exam, the murmer is a leaky valve only on his left side, and he has been cleared for anesthesia. So we are proceeding with the teeth extraction/cleaning and I am a nervous mom. I am sure the vet will go over basics but I would like to hear how it went for any of you who had to go thru this with your fur kid. He's about 5 years old if that makes a difference. Thanks!
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Shama (who will be three in June) seemed to heal fine after her recent (end of December) teeth extraction/cleaning. She had to go without chew toys for a week (if I remember correctly), and she did seem to wonder why we took away all of her toys. She doesn't tug as much as she used to, but our vet assured us that her teeth situation had to have been causing her discomfort. She used to have these occasional seizure/spasms, and she doesn't any more, so I'm convinced those were teeth-related (even though they always began when I was grooming her face, so we weren't originally sure if they were just her way of getting out of grooming or something more serious). It's good you're giving Jerry the care he needs and deserves. Please let us know how it goes.

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Henry had three puppy canines removed 8 days ago. His immediate recovery was excellent. He is on soft food for 2 weeks and isn't allowed anything to chew on, even soft toys. for 2 weeks. That's making us both crazy. Last night he emptied and shredded a whole box of tissues while I was preparing dinner. Just about anything is fair game to him right now in the absence of his toys.

His appetite came back quickly and after the first night he seemed himself.

Try not to worry too much. I know it's hard.

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Thank you both for sharing your personal experiences and please know I appreciate the support and encouragement. It helps a lot. I drop Jerry off at 7am tomorrow morning and although I know doggies go thru this every day, tomorrow it will be my precious Jerry.
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good luck today. Let us know how Jerry’s doing.

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How did it go?

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How is Jerry doing?

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Jerry's vet had to reschedule for March 6. There were complications with the patient before Jerry and our vet had to transport her. I feel so bad for the family whose pet is in crisis and hope for a good outcome, please keep them in your prayers. Jerry did have the pre-surgery med so he came home a little loopy and when he tried to walk he staggered around with a blank look in his eyes but most of the afternoon he just slept. Thanks again for your support.
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I'll check here again March 6 or 7. Take care!

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Jerry's vet had to reschedule for March 6. There were complications with the patient before Jerry and our vet had to transport her. I feel so bad for the family whose pet is in crisis and hope for a good outcome, please keep them in your prayers. Jerry did have the pre-surgery med so he came home a little loopy and when he tried to walk he staggered around with a blank look in his eyes but most of the afternoon he just slept. Thanks again for your support.
Oh no poor Jerry (and you of course). Going through all that fasting and anxiety only to be rescheduled. He’ll do fine I’m sure. When Apollo had his dental with extractions he hardly missed a beat.
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