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Old 01-18-2020, 11:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation Sonic's in such bad pain! How can I help her while we wait for vet appt?

Sonic is experiencing severe tooth pain. She is "puffling", licking the air and her body, biting (she never does), eye open platting, refusal to be touched. She broke her tooth (visible on RU) when biting her bottle.



We are waiting for her vet appt next week

We switched her from a bottle to a H20 basin. We are giving her rest, water from basin, the hard food she likes (she is overeating but won't eat wet food), and 2mg oral diphenhydramine qh6.

What else can I do to help her be more comfortable before her vet appt next week?



Such a long time for her to be in pain!!! I feel so helpless seeing her in pain. I am grateful for any advise to make her more comfortable while waiting
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Old 01-20-2020, 10:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Just saw this, hopefully things are going ok and your visit to the vet is soon. But, for the most part it sounds like you are doing what you can so far. Monitor her food intake, if she stops eating completely be prepared to syringe feed her and ensure that she is drinking. You may see that her activity levels drop and she may just stop doing everything. Some will go into shutdown mode. They are in pain and kinda just give up, stay in bed and won't eat or drink without you forcing the issue.

The only other thing you can do is find an emergency vet that will see her and provide pain relief until your normal vet can pull the tooth.
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