Tomorrow my little guy is going under to get some teeth removed. Henry has periodontal disease and while I'm super nervous about my little dude, I know he'll be just fine.
Kerrie La GuardiaCommunity ManagerActiveRain
Will he get braces and do they shoot him up with Novocaine? Ask if he will fill out the customer service survey card?
Kerrie, your little dude is adorable!! I'm sure he will be just fine.
Kerrie, Little Henry probably doesn't like the dentist either. He has lots of company.
Good luck, Henry!
Good luck Little Guy.... PS... You are cute!!!
I am sure Henry will make it through this just fine. I have noticed with our cats that Greenies really have kept their teeth in good shape after cleaning them by the vets. They as you undoubtedly know make Greenies for dogs also. A
Henry is not going to be a happy camper with you but he'll get over it. Dixie get's all mad every time we brush her teeth but mention a trip to the park and she loves us again. Dogs.... Gotta love em bad breath and all :)
Winston, they don't use Novocaine on dogs, usually they "Gas" them so they are out cold and then they clean and pull teeth. Allows the Doctor and Technicians to keep all of their fingers! Henry should get some "happy pills" to go home with and eat soft food for a day or two. (My better half is a Veterinarian)
Cute pic Kerrie, Henry should be fine!
Awwww ... poor Henry! Never occurred to me that dogs can have periodontal disease too. Maybe you could get him a Lassie or Scooby Doo video for when he's convalescing at home :)
Henry is adorable....a real cutie! Hope all goes well with his procedure and he's back in your loving arms all healthy and happy!
Kerrie, Henry is one adorable dog! I've been through this many times. You're a mom so it's only natural to worry, but he will be fine.
Best of luck to Henry! I am sure he will not remember a thing :)
He will be your new best friend as he is going to feel so much better.
He'll be just fine. It's just routine dental work right? He'll be smiling again in no time.
Poor little guy. I'm sure he will be fine after it is all over Kerrie.
Our Phoebe who was adopted had to have major dental surgery on her first visit to the vet. She is fine now..not many teeth but fine. Henry is lucky pup to have you!
Oh my goodness you guys that was so hard. He puked in the car and was shaking, he definitely knew something was up. And then he was hiding behind my legs once we got there and didn't want to go with the lady. Man...that was tough!!
Thank you for all the well wishes! Little nervy today but I am looking at the positive!
Kerrie, I understand what poor Henry had to go through, I had a dental appointment myself yesterday. So sorry to hear about his mishap in the car, poor little guy. Hope he came through ok and is feeling better today!
I can't believe that they remove teeth on dogs. Is he in pain now? I will be thinking of you and Henry. I hope that he recovers quickly. (They always know when something is up...they read us like a book!)
Aw. I hope Henry is doing well today. Poor little guy.
Kerrie, you're little dude is a lucky guy to have you for his mom. I know you're going to take good care of him. Did you adopt him? He's adorable and looks like he knows he's loved!
I hope it won't be more painful for you than for him.
Thanks for all the well wishes you guys. Dogs have 42 teeth and Hen had 19 taken out. He was out of it for sure and I lost it for a moment last night when he just looked so sad and helpless.
Today is a different story. He's already done his sweep of the kitchen for crumbs and is resting soundly next to me. This was/is hard but it will improve his quality of life so much more and as soon as we get over the healing hump he'll back to his crazy self.
I've received emails from some of and along with these comments of support mean so much. Blogging really is therapeutic and we're such a close family here that it feels amazing to be able to have you guys!! xo
Hi Sunshine - so sorry to hear about your baby! I know Henry has the best mommy to take care of him while he heals. It's so traumatic when our dogs are sick or need surgery - for them and US! Isn't it amazing how they know they are going to the vets and get so upset - that's the worst. I'm just glad he's home with you, safe and sound!
Lucy tore both hind leg ACL's (a genetic condition) and we've been at the vets every other day for laser treatment in conjunction with medicine all summer! However, it's working amazing and she's now walking up to a half mile. She still can't go up stairs so we carry her a lot, but it's been good for my biceps, lol. My thoughts and prayers are with you both!
Lucy sends her love to Henry as do we! She's not the daintiest thing...
Kerrie, Henry is one adorable dog :-) best of luck little man!
I hope Henry is feeling better.
Kerrie, glad to hear Henry made it through and still has some teeth to talk about! It is hard when our furry friends are not doing well, they are like our kids!
Bring us up to speed. How's Henry?
Henry is doing great. We went to the beach for a little bit yesterday to get him out and exercising a bit, he's been resting a ton which is great. He's barking at the doorbell and wagging his tail so all seems to be well again :)
Kerrie, I'm sorry I missed this when you posted it. We've had so many dogs have teeth removed and every time their quality of life increased tenfold. Glad Henry came through with flying colors and you know he's doing better than you would a day after having 19 teeth removed!
Now...how are you feeling after what I'm sure was a massive bill compared to such a tiny dog?
I love the one ear up and the other one down. What a little cutie!!!
Good morning Kerrie. I certainly understand how you were frightened. Every time one of mine has to go under I am scaredto death. My Billy went recently because of really infected teeth that he has clearly tolerated for too long (before I rescued him). He is less 9 teeth but so much more happy. Glad your Henry is better. He is adorable.
Good luck to Henry. All of us dread visits to the periodontist.
Enjoy the final days of summer with your camera in hand.
So glad to hear Henry came through with flying colors. It's always traumatic when one of our kids has to go under, but happy to hear he is on the mend. He'll never even miss those teeth! Now, his mama needs to relax.
It must be such a relief to now know that Henry is doing well.
Henry must feel so lucky to have you in his life.
Hope all works out for you little guy! I have a big guy who had a nip and tuck around the eye! Oh boy he gets a face lift and here I sit..we do love our four legged family members!
So glad to hear he came through and is being himself again... our animals are our babies! :-) Kathy
Awwwww. So good to hear Henry's recovering well. The great thing about dogs is that they forget so quickly any pain and fear they went through. I love your photo of him, too!
Thanks for the update. So glad to hear that Henry is back and doing well. I remember when our Phoebe had to have a bunch of her teeth removed. I do think it was harder on me that our kitty.
That is one cute puppy!
I use to have a pet (in the 60's - 70's) which looked just like your little guy except mine was entirely black. We called her Tiny. She was Tiny and so smart! She would dance for treats and her sister who lived across the street could play the piano!
Dogs make me smile even though I have been bitten several times. I love to see a well loved dog!