To recap my Whiny Zone thread, Daisy is a runt Shetland Sheepdog who adores Mr. Snaps (I am her servant and she is gracious but uninvolved in my life). Sunday her face started to blow up which we initially thought was a bug bite. Monday she went in to the Doc and was diagnosed with a huge tooth abscess. She couldn't have dental surgery until today because they wanted the antibiotics to have some time to work.
Well, we dropped her off this morning and I picked her up after work. A sorrier sight I haven't seen in a while. The vet tech was apologizing for her ratty fur-state. Her cheek is shaved and stitched (the abscess broke through or she made it happen, we don't know which), her fur is matted, one ear is now a bat ear (due to stiffened fur, we think), one arm is shaved, and a bunch of teeth are gone.
We sort of knew this would happen down the road at some point. She was a puppy mill rescue and her teeth were always awful. Some had already been yanked.
However, she has enough left to chow down in a couple of weeks and to bite the boy dogs so it's all good. The vet thinks they got all the genetic problem teeth and that what she has left will last her.
She's alert, pissed, but able to eat soft food. All is is well (or will be) in Daisy Land. :)