Yesterday, we took Gucci in for her first official dental cleaning and they gave her anesthesia and cleaned her teeth (which the vets said her teeth looked really 'very good' considering she is 7 years old and told me to keep doing whatever it is that I have been doing, which is Petz life gel 3-4 times a week and occasional scraping off tarter (yes, she actually lets me do that..lol) and they found a cracked back tooth that was impacted down and said it has probably been causing her a fair amount of pain and noticed she has more buildup on the other side, probably just instinctively chewing on the non injured side, I can't believe I didn't realize it.
There have been a few times she's been eating her jerky and acted like she was in pain, but I always thought it was her tummy hurting or gas pains, It never dawned on me it was a tooth
It was something that they couldn't really see until they xray'd her and they had to extract the tooth.
I'm really glad we didn't put off the dental exam and just did it, I hope my baby girl realizes that we fixed her up, she was pretty pissed of at me yesterday after we picked her up from the vet for leaving her there and by pissed off, I mean 'sad', looking at me with those teary eyes, all pitiful like like "why did you do that to me, mom?"..
Her eyes get all watery and it makes me sad to see her *cry*
Anyhow, today she seems to be feeling a little better and didn't object to her metacam dose, (doggie motrin)