17 October 2012
Snaggletooth, minus the tooth part.
You can see exactly all of Gustavo's teeth here. I think there are about 12 left. Total. He spent the day with the special veterinary dentist for dogs and returned with a mouth full of stitches, a reconstructed lower canine, and that's about all. A few little teeth here and there. He loves everyone at the dentist office, and they love him. They don't get to see many dogs with teeth like Gustavo's there, he was a special case.
Poor guy, he had to have been hurting. He had 16 teeth extracted during the summer, I have them in a jar. His vet was scared of the rest, and sent him off to the dog dentist. Who knew there was a dog dentist?
She wasn't afraid. This has been inevitable since the first day I laid eyes on him and his horrible, diseased little teeth. Because he has microvascular dysplasia, he has to have anesthesia just so, and can only take certain kinds of drugs. It takes a village to keep Gustavo ticking, the dentist and his awesome techs are now part of his team. I was very relieved to get him back tonight, all in one piece. Minus most of his teeth.
by team small dog at 8:18 PM