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Hi, folks! Maggie has very significant tartar build-up on her molars. She usually has a cleaning every six months. She has never had gum disease or any teeth pulled -- just extremely thick tartar on her two back molars. As she has gotten older (and, over the last months, sicker), the vet and I have been very hesitant to use anesthesia with her and so have put off the cleaning. Well, we can't put it off anymore -- Maggie has been fighting me when I'm trying to give her her pills and this is very unusual for her -- she just doesn't want me anywhere near her mouth. A thorough exam of her mouth (with two techs holding down the now 21 lb. Mags!) showed that she has ulcers inside both of her cheeks. The tartar has some sharp edges which have rubbed against her skin causing an irritation and, with her compromised immune system, resulted in some nasty-looking sores. No wonder she doesn't want her mouth touched! So ... Wednesday is teeth cleaning day. The vet is going to give her just very light gas with no injectable anesthesia to try and avoid risks and reactions. Please think good thoughts for Miss Maggie!
 

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Judy,
My thoughts and prayers will be with Maggie and with you. She is such a little fighter, I'm sure she will come out on top of this latest incident.
Please keep us posted.
 

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We'll pray for y'all. Maggie'll come through this like she does everything else; like a trooper.
 

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Oh, best of thoughts for Miss Maggie and for you! She is a strong girl, and I'm sure she'll pull through fine and feel so much better for it afterward.
 

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We'll definitely be thinking about you and Maggie on Wednesday... I can just imagine how uncomfortable her mouth must feel so hopefully all will go well and she'll feel MUCH better afterwards.
 

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You and Maggie will be in my thoughts and prayers. Hopefully it will go quickly and she will be under anesthesia for only a short time.
 

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Oh, poor Maggie. Dental problems can be so painful.
Traveler sends licks since this is something he knows about.
Both of you will be in my prayers.
 

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Good luck Maggie! I totally understand - I don't like anyone working in my mouth either, but it will all be over soon, and then eating treats won't hurt!
 
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