Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Poor Little Mavis


Here's Mavis cuddled up to me on the sofa last night with Charley and Suky keeping her company.

It was an afternoon and evening of television watching for all of us.


At first she was curled up in a most awkward way, the vet said her pain killing injection would last for 24 hours, but I don't think it was that effective.  After a couple of hours she was whimpering when she moved, although once she managed to get to sleep she was nice and peaceful.

As well as being spayed the vet managed to sort out her tooth problems.  The large fang that has grown at a strange angle due to her perhaps being hit in the face with something when she was a pup, has been left in place as the vet says it was a strong and healthy tooth and it would have been a shame to lose it.  Instead she took away the little teeth that were around it that had been trapping food and making Mavis' mouth uncomfortable, and her breath almost unbearable.  After all this and a scale and polish it's no wonder she's sore all over.


I had to put her plastic cone on for the night as she is a fit and nimble dog and was managing to lick her wound and nibble at the stitches.  The vet says it can come off when she is being watched, but better safe than sorry over night or while she is on her own.  At least she likes wearing her little jumper, which keeps her cosy and protects her wound.

It's like having a poorly baby in the house, but I guess that's what she is .... one of my furry babies.

Sue xx

25 comments:

  1. Poor Mavis, hope she feels better today. Dogs usually bounce back quickly don't they? Taking my 15 yr old cat to vet this morning, he has had a runny nostril for over a week. Would have taken him sooner but only noticed it just before we went on hols last week. Lovely last photo of Mavis.

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  2. Poor little girl, she's been through alot but at least its out of the way now, sending cuddles to Mavis x

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  3. ah poor little thing, my jack russell rescue dog has the same sort of tooth - we call it her snuggle tooth but not sure if that's a family name. Not sure if it sticks out because of abuse but she had to have all her little teeth around it removed and they kept the snuggle. She needed painkillers for the a few days after her teeth but not after being spade. She'll be so much happier...soon xx

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  4. With pets you always feel, if only I could explain to them what is happening. Little Mavis has been through the mill in her short life. Probably just feeling better after her horrible experiences away from you and now is in pain again. She'll understand when she comes through the other side. But it must be painful for you too seeing her laid low, even though it is for the best.

    Jean
    x

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  5. Poor little thing. I hope she feels better this morning. Love her jumper BTW

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  6. Our lovely girl is in being spayed and having the lump removed as I write this so I can sympathise. Get well soon Mavis xx

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  7. Oh poor Mavis, wishing her a speedy recovery, loving her jumper too. Hugs from George xx

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  8. She'll soon be tearing around with the others but, it always hurts us too when they are in pain/discomfort doesn't it? Hope it doesn't last too long, poor Mavis! xxx

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  9. Awww, hope she's back to her normal self very soon.

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  10. It's hard to see them in pain isn't it?
    Jane x

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  11. Poor Mavis - give her a gentle cuddle from me and the Four Bad Kitties xxx

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  12. Awww little poppet, hopes she's better soon x

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  13. So sweet in her little sweater! We have been without our doggies for a week, so are glad to gather them back into the house and cuddle up.

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  14. Poor darling, hope she is more comfortable today. Our vets have always trusted me to keep a bottle of Metacam in the fridge (I think it's called Loxicom now) for those times when you need a quick bit of help that doesn't warrant a full vet office visit. Given how many four-paws you have, perhaps you could do the same if you don't already?

    In the meantime, cuddles and kind words (and some cheese or tuna). She will already know she is home and how much you love her, and that means so much :)

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  15. Bless her x I'm amazed at how quickly my dogs bounce back from being spayed/castrated. I'm sure she'll be up and about in no time. Until then I'd persribe extra cuddles

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  16. Awww, bless! Hope she's feeling a bit better tonight. Woof from my 2 girls xxx

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  17. Poor Mavis :) But better done, than not!

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  18. Ahh poor little Mavis but it's all for the best for her - hope she's feeling a little brighter tomorrow xxx

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  19. Hope she's feeling better. I'll bet that cosy jumper helps xx

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  20. They all look so cute cuddled up together. I hope Mavis is feeling better soon.

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  21. awww poor Mavis, I hope she is better very soon

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  22. Yes hope she is feeling better soon and heals well. Not nice for her but in the long run will keep her safe.x

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  23. After all her previous life problems and woes this little dog has finally landed herself in a caring family. So good to hear that you are getting her problems sorted. Such a lovely looking dog!

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  24. So pleased she's on the mend, you guys really are her saviour <3 <3 <3

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