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    Jimmy went in for a routine neuter yesterday and my vet saw one retained baby tooth (204) underneath an already erupted adult tooth (604). That was easy; she extracted the baby tooth. However, she also saw a white/gray lump on the roof of Jimmy's mouth where a canine tooth was missing. Canine (104) is buried in the gums with a cyst area around tooth 504. She deferred this to a veterinary dentist. Looking up un-erupted/entrapped canine teeth online, I see the grave consequences that are possible. Fortunately, Jimmy is young and the cyst is not huge. Consulting with my vet's hospital today an appointment will be made for dentist. I've postponed my own cataract surgery twice for Jimmy since my PTO is so bad. Looks like it will be postponed again. I am so worried!!!!!



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    sorry to hear this about Jimmy! Please look into a specialist who is well versed in pugs.
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    Poor Jimmy. I'm hoping this can be easily fixed with no long term affects. And you can get your cataract surgery. I always put my babies before myself.
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    Prayers for Jimmy to do well and this to be taken care of so you can get yourself taken care of.
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    Thank you all. The dentist of choice was Dr. Orsini at Hope Veterinary Specialists in Malvern PA. Nearest consult was May 18- not good since the cyst will grow and can destroy the jaw and worse if ignored. The canine is buried in the roof of Jimmy's mouth. By recommendation of a friend we were able to get in to see Dr Michael Jennings this morning at VSEC in Levittown. Late afternoon yesterday, I received a call that Dr Orsini had a cancellation today at 3:30 today but I couldn't ask my vet who was at home to put together another referral (she did 2 already, the other to her second choice surgeon, who's credentials I wasn't impressed with).. On a plus, Dr Jennings can do surgery Saturday. They offered to do it today but Jimmy is still recovering from his neutering Monday. I have today open b because i took 2 days off for the neutering.

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    Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center - Michael W. Jennings, Pet Dentist, Levittown, Philadelphia

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    Referencing my post above, Jimmy came to me December 1st with a slight respiratory illness- he had a honk (he had seen the breeder's vet December 5th. Jimmy got his Bordatella vaccine December 19 and then he was diagnosed (swab and x rays) with full blown Bordatella. We are not sure whether it was acquired before I brought him home or from the live vaccine. But according to the breeders , it was my fault! How dare I give 9 week-old puppy the Bordatella vaccine! Talk about blame-shifting His spent his first 6 weeks isolated from other dogs other than my wonderful 12 year old Pugsley and wasn't able to go outside much since i live in a pet friendly community and his inoculations were on hold.

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    Best of luck to Jimmy for a successful surgery on Saturday and an easy recovery!
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    Poor little Jimmy...neuter last week, dental this week with teeth extraction. Poor baby. I'd say, he deserves some treats when he's all healed up.

    Will keep Jimmy in my thoughts and prayers Saturday and there's no further problems than the tooth and cyst.

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    I am very very explicit with my puppy buyers!!!! What shots I have given....and what shots need to be given and when to give them!

    I do not believe in bordatella intra nasal...if that's what you gave, you're lucky he didn't get pneumonia...which one of mine got YEARS ago! I used to give the shot......at or just before 6 months old.....it's two shots 3 wks apart...but it only covers certain strains so is a waste!!! In my opinion, he was too young to have that shot. I hate vets that push shots on people!!!! I would be blaming the vet...UNLESS I told someone NOT to do something and they did it!! Like one person got an adult pug from a breeder and was told that she was allergic to shots.....and still gave her one. They gave benadryl. I told her that she was lucky she didn't die...and NO further shots should be given! That it was in the records she received and the vet had them and should NEVER have suggested or given a shot!

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    I will keep Jimmy in my prayers.
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    This one WAS intra nasal. It wasn't clear how Jimmy contracted Bordatella since he came to me with a cough (he had seen the breeder's vet one week prior). I heard the tiny honk soon as he got home but the breeders denied that he had a cough. That was BS!!!! I've had pugs as pets since 1969 so I know a cough /honk when I hear one but it was very mild since he was so tiny. But to BLAME me was really terrible. My vet is wonderful but this time, this decision to administer the vaccine didn't make me happy. If his immune system was compromised a little by the cough, it got worse. I think, at issue, is Breeders vs Vets and they have differing opinions on this. However, my vet said that Jimmy's next Bordatella would be via injection. And she did feel that Jimmy, who had a respiratory issue, when I got him had possibly had the illness blow up by the vaccine. Hindsight is always 20/20 but I wouldn't do that damn vaccine again if i were to have another puppy (doubtful since I'm getting up there in age). Then the breeders blamed me for not taking Jimmy outside for at least a month except for vet visits when they, themselves, told me not to take him out onto common grassy area until he had all his core vaccines at about 16 weeks. Since I live in a pet-friendly apartment community there are just too many dogs for him to be exposed to without vaccines and he couldn' get any vaccines until he felt better. I reached a point where I would carry him outside during the day and at night so he could see the sky and stars. His respiratory infection, his Bordatella, affected his bronchial areas to a degree, so I was extremely careful not to let it progress to pneumonia. I even bought a very good humidifier (Air-O-Swiss) to keep his airways from getting too dry from forced air heating. He is healthy as can be now, recovering well from the neutering.
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