January 19th 2010 11:03 pm
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I got stuck going to the vet today. I was diagnosed with juvenile gingivitis at 6 months of age (common in oriental breeds). Even though Mom brushes my teeth, at 3 years old I needed a complete oral exam (including dental x-rays), a professional cleaning, and two teeth extracted! Mom was pretty nervous, especially after what happened to Mr. Fez, but knew it had to be done and that my vet would take good care of me. My vet called Mom this afternoon and told her everything went very smoothly and that she was very happy with how well I did. She did have to extract two teeth (lower right - the two right behind the canine)... and she also said the other side is likely to be next year's project... I will be going home tomorrow morning since I was still pretty groggy and Mom works second shift. My vet said she'd send me home with pain meds and she also put a Fentanyl patch on my tail.
Linus (Dreamboat #72a)