I used to chew on rocks or steel before I came here to my furever home; the enamel on my teeth is pretty messed up and I had a couple that were busted. My vet decided a while ago that the two busted teeth needed to come out or they were going to cause me lots of problems.
The Tooth Fairy (if you go to that link and scroll down to the bottom, he's the guy in the middle of that picture - the two ladies are also among my favorite vets!) whomped me upside the head and took those teeth in the process. One was a bottom canine tooth - or would that be a people teeth for us? And the other was the tooth right above it. It took him a REALLY REALLY REALLY long time to do the extraction - he had to be careful not to break my jaw. He was very concerned about that. He showed mom the tooth afterwards and it was HUGE! She said the roots were massive and said the Tooth Fairy was VERY skilled to be able to do that!
Here is a picture of me that afternoon when I got home:
I was pretty out of it. Mom fixed up a nice, comfy pillow for me to drool all over on the bed.
One of the "don't"s for my recovery was no crunchy food. Oh no! What about my supper-duppers? The student told mom she could make me hamburger and sticky rice ... or boiled chicken and sticky rice. Mmmm, nice student! But mom was worried about messing up my tummy by feeding me stuff I don't usually get. Cats! But then she had a great idea - and this is why I'm bringing the whole thing up - I though Lisa might like this! I got a very special elixir called "hot water" on my dry food! Mom waited for it to cool, then it was all soft and yummy and tasted JUST like my favorite - Eukanuba! Lisa, I hope you get a special elixir and some Eukanuba!
I also did get some sticky rice - and mom pressed it into tiny balls as treats! YUM!
I had a great recovery and can do everything I could before - except for holding my tongue in straight. Woo. Mom thinks it looks cute, though.
The next time I saw the Tooth Fairy, I gave him a big lean-into-the-legs hug. I love him. He took very good care of me!
Good recovery, Lisa! And hug your Tooth Fairy when you see him again. Mine seemed to really appreciate it!