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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 09-23-2009, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
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Red face Quincy's dental and vaccine

Quincy is out to the vet's office this am for a dental cleaning and dental vaccine shot afterwards.

I am extremely worried.

I've never left Quince ever at the vet clinic with the exception of his puppy neuter. He was so excited when I scooped him up for his car ride and even at the Clinic he was ok...until....I walked him back and put him in a run. (I work there). He sat on his bed and looked at me like "Are you really leaving me here?" and I stood there at the barred doors and looked at him-With a head tilt,I just know he was going "Really?" "You're actually leaving me here?". I felt so bad,I almost cried.

I'll be on phone alert waiting to hear how he is doing.

I asked them several times if they ever had a dog that had a reaction to the dental vaccine because then I'd opt out of that...but they assure me that has never happened.

I had them do all blood work again to make sure he'll be ok with the anesthesia......I worry about that.

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It's so hard to leave them like that. It always feels like you're abandoning them (which you're not!). I'm sure Quincy will be just fine and come home with beautiful, pearly whites. Thoughts and hugs to you.

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Thank you Jill....

I don't know why I'm so worried--I trust these people and work with them,but that look on his face broke my heart!

I always worry they will give him too much or too little of something and of course there is that ultimate fear of him not waking up. I know it happens.

They always ask about the hair in his ears too(plucking that out) and I gave them strict instructions to leave his ears and hair alone! I figure in 3 1/2 yrs. we haven't had any ear infections/no problems at all.......leave well enough alone.

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Has anyone else given a havanese this dental vaccine? It is supposed to help plaque from forming along the gumlines?

I had never heard of it till I had Vinnie out there a while back. He had that vaccine as well. It is too early to tell if that has helped or not.......

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Has anyone else given a havanese this dental vaccine? It is supposed to help plaque from forming along the gumlines?

I had never heard of it till I had Vinnie out there a while back. He had that vaccine as well. It is too early to tell if that has helped or not.......
I was just coming back to ask about the dental vaccine! I've never heard of it.

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I’m sure Quincy will be fine. I would be a basket case waiting for the phone to ring. Now I have 2 Questions:

1. Why did you not stay or assist in the procedure? My vet allows me to be there the entire time, just curious.

2. What is dental vaccine? Is this something else I should be doing?

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Oh Julie, I know how you feel leaving them there especially when they are having anesthesia - that always scares me! What is this dental vaccine? I've never heard of it before - is it new?

About the hair in ears - we do that every few months whenever there is some sticking out. You really should do that and it is recommended. I think it helps prevent ear mites that grow in moist dark places and the ear hair just makes a good environment for that.

We had our previous dogs teeth done probably every couple of years. For some reason small dogs have more tooth and gum problems. Let us know how Quincy is doing!

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It is so difficult to do the right thing for them when they don't understand anything about it. I know what you mean about the head tilt, it's a killer to see them trying to figure it all out. Prayers for Quincy and hugs for you, friend!

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I’m sure Quincy will be fine. I would be a basket case waiting for the phone to ring. Now I have 2 Questions:

1. Why did you not stay or assist in the procedure? My vet allows me to be there the entire time, just curious.

2. What is dental vaccine? Is this something else I should be doing?
I couldn't stay right at first because I had to get kids off to school. I'm sure they would allow me there if I wanted to,or insisted....but I think they prefer I'm probably not? I don't know. See,they "know me".....and my attachment to Vinnie and Quince. I'm not exactly sure how I'd feel to be honest. I take care of everyone else's pets,but they are not mine. I love them all....but not like mine,you know? I'm actually not sure I could "detatch" enough to watch. IDK.

The other issue is really---I could be setting out there quite awhile. What they do is have several cases all dropped off for their procedures right away in the am. They do them as they can. Like this am.....there is a dog needing something,and a cat getting neutered and Quincy's dental. I'm not positive of the order in which they'll do them. If I knew for certain his dental was going to be at a specific time,you can bet I'd be there. Not only to watch,but to make sure he was ok.If I could handle it----

I'll try to find out more about this dental vaccine......what it is called etc. I do think it is fairly new,but in the last few years. The vet tech has given it to her Shih-Tsu for I think 2-3 years and she says it has helped alot.

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About the hair in ears - we do that every few months whenever there is some sticking out. You really should do that and it is recommended. I think it helps prevent ear mites that grow in moist dark places and the ear hair just makes a good environment for that.
I know some people swear by it,others don't. I'm a "don't" person. I think in some dogs it is a good idea,particularly if they are prone to ear troubles and infections,or if they have a super large amount of hair in the ears......but Quincy has never had an issue with his ears. He has ear hair,but not an over abundance and they stay clean and fresh smelling etc.

OMG-----THE PHONE IS RINGING

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