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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Collie Convalescing: Mofi’s Oral Recovery


Mofi saw how much attention Hugo received after his teeth cleaning and decided he wanted some of that loving too! Here he is recovering after having several places on his upper gums cauterized (to prevent bacterial growth). Even though Mofi didn’t have any teeth extracted, he was feeling out-of-sorts enough for Hugo to lend him his favorite squirrel toy to snuggle up with. Now that’s love! I grabbed the camera as soon as I saw him snoozing – the photo above was not staged!

I bought the little guys C.E.T. HEXtra Premium Oral Hygiene Chews with Chlorhexidine (Thanks, Meyerland Animal Clinic, for recommending them!) and that, coupled with a weekly teeth-brushing regimen, these guys should never need oral surgery again.  I’m toying with the idea of adding some additive to the dogs’ water since that seems fairly easy and non-invasive; if anyone has any experience with it or other tooth cleaning products and would like to recommend something, I’m all ears. 

Hugo was a real trooper and kept a close eye on his slightly-traumatized bigger brother the whole day after I brought Mofi home. Here he is (below) giving him a pep talk and letting him bed down in the chihuahua-sized blanket I knit for Hugo. You can’t tell from the picture, but Mofi’s lower half is uncovered.

Now that my furry babies are taken care of, I can get back to updating this blog with more writing-related blog posts. Thanks for being patient with me and sticking with the blog during this hectic time!




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