Will she be well enough to have an anaesthetic to have the bloody tooth out? Why don’t vets listen to the dogs owner? I studied Vetinary science from books as a youngster because I wanted to be a Vet.
I also look at all the symptoms and try to work out what the underlying cause of the problem can be, rather than thinking the symptoms are the actual illness. Sometimes it a spiritual problem. For the dog, she has always suffered with a fear of being abandoned. It’s a pathological fear, and manifests itself in over protectiveness of her people. Any other dog coming near gets it with both barrels.
somthe obvious problem she will have is with her teeth, her defences. Dogs don’t bite in aggression, they are generally defenders. You get the odd one with a psychological hiccup, but most have a strong protection instinct.
Anyway the fact that the newly hatched bluetits drove her insane yesterday steeling for mummy daddy to feed them set the dog into barking mode. The off the front paws barking mode, so she may be well enough for a heart scan. A good prospect. We may get enough data to make a decision on letting the vet do a proper anaesthetic and get the tooth out, fix the little wart bothering her eye, and generally sort out other little age related growths. Oh and clean her teeth properly.
I think we have an appointment tomorrow, My Husband said he was trying to make one. Her fur is nice and soft and fluffy today, and in the shadows this morning, she has her rainbow glow back. Not quite at full luminaries but not bad for a dog that was at deaths door on sickly beige the day before.
I love our little dog. She is a great companion. She is chasing magpies out of our garden today, to protect the blue tits.