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Madeline seems to have a cold.  she is slobbering a lot more than normal, has a little foamy residue around her mouth tonight and seems to be licking her mouth constantly.  could these be signs of a cold?
 

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i don't know. i have never encountered that before. the only time i see sumya get that foamy white stuff is when she is really thirsty, like after a trip to the dog park. maybe that is it ?
 

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[quote="hgar78\";p=\"49853":9m41zfur]Madeline seems to have a cold.
 

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I agree it does not sound like a cold but a problem with her mouth.  I would suggest to check her mouth (inside) really well and make sure she does not have anything stuck in her teeth or between the teeth and gums and then rinse her mouth out really well with water. See where that leads.....
 

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well, was i wrong!  we examined mad's mouth and it appears she has fractured a tooth.  he lower right canine is broken at the tip and we have absolutely no idea how she did it.  she doesn't seem to be in any pain and is acting normal except that the side of her mouth is like a leaky faucet now.

called the vet and they don't even want to see her and just immediately referred us to 2 dental specialists.  this is going to be EXPENSIVE!  

anyone have experience with this?
 

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OUCH! No experience with broken teeth but I assume it's like a person and can lead to inflammation/infection. Be careful with cold water or warm food as this might trigger nerve pain. Good Luck with the specialist and hopefully won't be too pricey, let us know how it goes.
 
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they will most likely extract it...that is a hundred to 150 dollars for people...not sure aboutdogs
 

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i can try and take a pic...she's not too cooperative when we try and look.  but i did just get her somewhat subdued in my lap and it looks like the right one is broken about in half and to my shock, the other lower one seems chipped off as well!  i cannot imagine how she did this...the only hard thing she has to play with is a nylabone, do you think that could've done it?  she only really chews on that with her back teeth though.  

i'm really getting anxious about not being able to get her into see someone before monday...
 

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I understand your frustration but a broken tooth is generally not painful for them unless it breaks at the gum line, or the root is exposed.  The slober comes from the teeth feeling different and like with people when something is wrong with your tooth or it feels different you can not keep your tounge off of it.

You will be okay to wait until Monday there is no need to pay weekend or emergency fees for what you are describing.  A tooth broke at the half point without exposed root should not interfere with eating either at this point but you will want to have it looked at to see if antibiotics are needed.  Depending on how bad it is sometimes they need to be pulled (though not many k-9 teeth are pulled unless they are dead or infected, a root canal or a cap placed on it.  This really just depends on where the break is and how far it is from the root and pulp.....
 

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Wow, what did she try to eat? Poor girl, hopefully it's not bothering her too badly...
 

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sharonL\";p=\"50013 said:
I understand your frustration but a broken tooth is generally not painful for them unless it breaks at the gum line, or the root is exposed.  The slober comes from the teeth feeling different and like with people when something is wrong with your tooth or it feels different you can not keep your tounge off of it.

You will be okay to wait until Monday there is no need to pay weekend or emergency fees for what you are describing.  A tooth broke at the half point without exposed root should not interfere with eating either at this point but you will want to have it looked at to see if antibiotics are needed.  Depending on how bad it is sometimes they need to be pulled (though not many k-9 teeth are pulled unless they are dead or infected, a root canal or a cap placed on it.  This really just depends on where the break is and how far it is from the root and pulp.....
well, she's eating just fine, drinking lots of water and acting like the normal, happy pup she is so i guess that is a good sign.  you can see the pulp on the one broken in half.  the dental specialist we were recommended to has a website with images of problems they encounter and the 2 that apply to her are root canal and vital pulp therapy (but you have to treat it within 48 hours).  so, i know a human root canal costs about $1000 so this is just going to blow me away i'm sure!

thanks for all the kind words and advice, i hope she's mended soon!  ;)  

samsonsmom, that's what kills me about this, i have NO CLUE!  i would think we would have heard her yelp or something when it happened but we didn't.  plus, we're with her all the time except when she's in her kennel.  so, i'm wondering if she's been chewing on the crate but haven't seen signs of that.  i'm totally clueless.
 

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good morning all.  i just got back from the vet and we decided to have the tooth extracted.  there was no way to save it since we didn't know how long exactly it had been broken so it was a choice between that or a root canal.  seeing as there is no guarantee that the root canal will be 100% effective we decided just to pull it out completely.  i'm going to miss her toothy fang face!  :(  luckily she was never in any pain but she'll have a little discomfort after the surgery.  but the good news is i get to pick her up today so she doesn't have to stay the night.

oh, and just in case anyone is curious, the extraction is appx $1040.00 and the root canal would have been $1450.00.  yikes!
 

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Poor baby, but she will probably feel better now with that broken tooth gone.
 

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Glad things are going to work out.  She wont miss her little fang tooth :)  It ia amazing how long those things are maybe your vet will sawve it and show you...They are slightly longer under the skin then they are above the skin it is pretty cool.  Hope she heals nice and you dont have any issues with the teeth anymore.
 

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Madeline is back at home and has pretty much stuck to the couch today.  she doesn't have much of an appetite and her bottom lip is pretty swollen.  i can't really tell if she is in pain which worries me...

i'll be at home with her again tomorrow and hopefully she'll feel much better by then.  it really takes a toll on you when your furbaby is sick; I've been a nervous wreck throughout all of this.
 

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Milo broke off about 1/2 of his upper k9 when he was a pup. It's never seemed to bother him so we never took him to the vet. He's 4 now and we've never encountered any problems with it.
 
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