I am curious to read other stories of dog owners who have had problems with their dogs after dental cleaning.
I took my 8 year old mini poodle in for a dental cleaning/extraction about a month ago. My vet had been badgering me for a long time to do this and I was leery as my sister lost her toy poodle at the age of 9 while undergoing a dental cleaning.
I agreed after much thought and specified I wanted that vet to do the cleaning/extractions. I got a call telling my that my Robbie came through fine and had 14 teeth extracted. He was left with 4 teeth. I was also hit with a bill that was much larger than what I had been quoted! I picked up Robbie, he was groggy but seemed okay.
As the days went on I noticed he was walking into things and he was coughing a lot and spitting up thick mucus. I took him back in and they did an x-ray and found he had pneumonia which they said can happen. They put him on antibiotics after 2 weeks I took him back in, he still had pneumonia and I mentioned again about the eyesight. When the vet looked at his eyes she stated that indeed it looked as though he was blind and only had a tiny bit of vision left...that was it! No explanation as to how this could have happened etc. Now 4 days before this visit, Robbie fell of the bed during the night and I swear he was having a seizure, I have mentioned this to the vet and she has "blown me off" every time.
I am going in once again tomorrow he is having an ultrasound as they think his liver is now enlarged and they don't know why! He is still coughing as well and I found out that the vet I had thought did the surgery didn't!!! I am furious and want some answers. I took in a healthy 8 year old boy who is now almost completely blind and coughs all the time and is lethargic.
I have heard a lot of these stories in the past few weeks and I am trying to put together some numbers and statistics. If you have had a problem like this with your dog after a dental cleaning/extraction, I would really appreciate your input.
List your dogs age, weight, and breed
What they had done
Symptoms after surgery or if death occurred.
I think it's time we paid closer attention to this!! I will never I don't care how bad their teeth are, ever have a routine dental done again! I feel so guilty every time I look at my sweet Robbie.