Yesterday night, I found Nola had broken a premolar (I think it's a premolar...Google says it is!). This is the first medical issue she has ever had, and I'm kinda panicking. I have anxiety, and it's really bad when something happens to one of my dogs, especially Nola.
EDIT: Called my vet first thing, and the soonest I could get her in is tomorrow at 11:30am. The only appointment they had available today was during my work, and with a vet I do not trust. I love the practice, and the other two vets are absolutely amazing, but that woman... she's atrocious. There was no way I was letting Nola go under her care.
Poor Nola has a broken tooth! I just found it, and will be calling the vet first thing in the morning and taking her in after work. Has anyone dealt with this before? #doglife #dogmom #dogblogger #nola #lifewithnola #tooth #vet #advice #poorbaby #dogs #dogsofinstagram #dogsofig #dachshunds #dachshundnola #dachshundsofinstagram #doxie #nola #brokentooth #dentalissues #dailydog
I have no clue how she broke it. She never chews anything she's not suppose to, and she's not a big chewer on appropriate toys, either.
I brush her teeth every night, and on Saturday night, she seemed a little reluctant to let be brush that side. I brushed it off as her being hyped up, as she was going to get a bully stick once I was done with her teeth, she could smell it and was jacked up for it. Then on yesterday (Sunday), she was just a little off. A little subdued, not eating with her full on normal gusto, and when she wanted to play tug, her grip was off from its normal way. When it was time to brush her teeth last night, I took a closer look and found the broken tooth.
This is why it is so importantly to regularly inspect your dog, and have them be comfortable with their body being handled all over!
I'm not sure what they'll wind up doing with her tooth. Since she's a young dog with otherwise impeccable teeth, they may do a cap/root canal type of thing, or an extraction. I'll update tomorrow, and of course I'll update immediately on Facebook and Instagram, so make sure you're following us over there.
Please keep Miss Nola in your thoughts! Have any of you dealt with fractured teeth in your pet?