A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper

A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper
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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Emma's Trip to the Vet

Poor Miss Em - she has swollen, puffy and bleeding gums.  She has had icky teeth issues for awhile now but something triggered an infection for my sweet girl.  We tried colloidal silver and a peroxide based rinse and I think they helped but they just didn't improve her situation fast enough so I decided to take her in.  She does have an infection so she is on a 14 day course of antibiotics and she has an oral rinse to be used after meals. Hopefully she will get to feeling better soon.

Once the infection is done we are going to move forward with a bile acid test.  This is related to the elevated liver number that she has had for some time.  We need to ensure that her liver is functioning well in order to put her under anesthesia to have some dental work done.  If all goes well with the testing she will spend the night at the vet and the next morning she will have a deep cleaning and extraction of a couple of teeth.

If the liver doesn't function well enough for dental work we will start treatment for whatever the liver problem is and do what we can to keep her mouth as healthy as possible.

Fingers crossed we can get her teeth taken care of and get her feeling great....

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