Tuesday, 14 June 2011
As you all might know by now, we take care of 13 dogs. All have their past and had their battles on the street or previous bad owners. They bring alot of love and joy in our life, although it is often hard as they depend on you like little children, little children who never grow up.
About one and a half month ago we noticed that Ufo lost weight and appetite, we bought nice food for him and gave it seperatly to him in case he didn't like the food or if he didn't want competition with the others. But under his thick long fur he kept feeling boney.
When a month ago he still was looking bad we let him be trimmed to see what would come out below the fur. An extremly anorexia type ghostly dog came out of it. He has never been fat, but was always perfectly fine. We then also noticed a large bump under his right eye and we feared that he had a tumor.
So our Vet took some bloodsamples and sent it to a lab, but everything was looking fine in his bloodwork. After some further research we discovered that it was the root of his tooth that got infected. The problem is that no vet here in our little town has much experience with such a case. So while mum investigated the true source on the internet we also searched for a dentist willing to help us out. We finally found a lovely dentist who wanted to help, on a sunday morning when no human customers were around. And this Sunday together with our Vet and another dentist they took Xrays and had to remove two teeth, and stich it all up to prevent bleeding. Ufo is now recovering with a sad face but hopefully in about a week or two he'll be good again, except for the swelling under his eye which will take a long time to go.
We are now relieved that the poor boy is not suffering anymore. Of course all this tender loving care comes with a price. The vet bill is every month our highest expence, but this month it's staggering...
All the things we do for our furry kids, is hard to imagine that some people can't love them is pretty unbelievable....