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I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
Sassy arrived in our care only a short time ago from a high kill shelter where she was scheduled to be euthanized. We quickly noticed this girl was worth saving, she is a total sweet heart. Her first night in her foster home we noticed Sassy wasn’t eating her food she would simply look in her bowl and whimper, a quick look in her mouth and it was easy to tell why. Sassy had so much tartar and plaque build up on her teeth we could only see the very tips of her canine and front teeth, you couldn’t see her back teeth at all! They were so infected and covered in tartar. We scheduled Sassy in for a trip to the vet the very next day for an exam, she needed dental work – immediately so yet another vet appointment the very same week to have her teeth cleaned and the vet wasn’t sure at that time how many teeth were going to need to be removed. Poor Sassy! You’d never know how much she was suffering, her temperament was always sweet and friendly, even with all the poking around in her mouth and the tons of new strangers examining her she was always in an upbeat mood with her little tail wagging. If we left her teeth much longer she would have likely become very ill with blood poisoning from the infection around her gums.
Sassy has now had her teeth scaled (cleaned!) and she had to have 16 rotten and infected teeth removed. She did very well with the surgery and they vet has noted she is a strong and healthy little dog despite her age. He also noted that her teeth have probably always been neglected. Her little mouth was in such terrible shape that her tongue had ulcers and cuts on either side because she was having so much trouble chewing she was biting her own tongue trying to move the food around her mouth to be able to chew it enough to swallow it. Sassy is doing well after her dental work and is still eating kibble but moistened with a little warm water, she will even nibble the other dogs kibble if she gets the chance. She is quite happy with this arrangement and never misses a meal. We have decided not to feed her canned as the vet has told us it is not necessary if she will eat the moist kibble. Feeding her canned food for many years probably greatly contributed to the rotten teeth and will likely end up rotting what teeth she has left if she were to continue on a canned food diet. Sassy can now live the rest of her life with a pain free mouth.
**UPDATE** WOW!!! What a totally new dog we have here! Is this the same 10yr old little lady we took to the vet a week and a half ago? Sassy has been to the vet for a check up and they didn’t even recognize her only 8 days later! EVERYONE, even strangers, were complimenting on how “young” and happy she looked, the vet technicians and the vet didn’t even think it was the same dog. Sassy is SO much happier now. It’s amazing how much the dental work has changed her, she was a lovely little girl before but her tail never stops wagging now, she just wants to share her happiness with everyone, she even looks younger (so were told by the people at the clinic). Sassy has blossomed even more now that her teeth don’t bother her, she now has the energy she needs to trot along with the rest of her foster family canines and it’s probably because she can actually eat all her food now!
WE NEED YOUR HELP! Sassy had her dental work done at Bloor-Kipling Animal Hospital in Etobicoke. They are awesome there! We love Sassy and are so thrilled to have rescued and fixed her little mouth up but we now have a rather large and unexpected bill due to the urgency of the surgery. Sassy’s bill was over $700 and we need donations to help cover this unexpected bill, you can donate for Sassy here - http://www.4leggedlove.com/contact.htm .
Dental Scaling/Cleaning and Polishing: $136
16 Teeth Extracted/Removed: $400
IV Fluids during lengthy dental work: $80
Antibiotics for after care x2: $70
Metacam pain management: $35
Happy Rescue Dachshund who
doesn’t stop wagging her tail: PRICELESS!!!
Her vet care bill included a check up, dental scaling (teeth cleaned), 16 extractions (teeth pulled), IV fluids during surgery, antibiotics and pain killers as well as an over night at the vets after her surgery. Sassy was sent home with 2 weeks of antibiotics and Metacam to manage pain. Her adoption fee will not even come close to covering even half of this bill; we are in desperate need of donations to help cover the costs. If you can donate even $5 it will make a difference! Every little bit helps and we are grateful for any donations for Sassy! If you make a donation please email us and let us know it has been made for Sassy – email@example.com .
SASSY IS READY FOR ADOPTION!