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      Date:   16 April, 2012  
Focus: Small animals - dogs, cats, hamsters, guinea pigs & rabbits
Dental cases updated in 2012
Case 1: Facial wound
Case 2: An old Dalmatian with bad breath
Case 3: Tonsillitis  Case 4: "Asthma"
Case 5: Three loose teeth in a Lhasa Apso

Dr Sing Kong Yuen, BVMS (Glasgow), MRCVS
16 April, 2012
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Case 1: Facial wound
The dog had an oro-nasal fistula and the carnaissal tooth had been extracted by Vet 1. For some reasons, Vet 1 had not cleaned up the fistula wound after extraction of the infected tooth.

The owner tried to clean up the wound but the dog bit her. Therefore, this wound could not heal normally due to the presence of a sticky bloody discharge.
Sedation was needed. I gave domitor + ketamine IV and there was no vomiting.
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The infected facial area Sedate the dog Large hole through the cheek bone at Day 3. The infected tooth had been extracted but Vet 1 had not cleaned up the facial wound during surgery The dog would feel better after cleaning his facial wound which will heal. No more complaint after this cleaning
Case 2: An old Dalmatian with bad breath
Old dogs may die under anaesthesia compared to younger dogs as their hearts may not be normal. Therefore 2-yearly dental scaling and brushing of the teeth daily will have prevented bad breath and tooth decay
12-year-old Dalmatian. Decayed and loose left upper canine tooth. 3 loose teeth extracted.    
Case 3: Tonsillitis due to bad teeth      Case 4: "Asthma" in an old poodle
Bad breath. Poor dental hygiene in 3 years old Silkie. Needs dental scaling. Toa Payoh Vets Owner should bring dog in for dental scaling soon.  Toa Payoh Vets Teeth extraction. Poodle, 9 years, heart disease - asthma complaint. Toa Payoh Vets Periodontal Disease, Poodle, 9 years. Rotten teeth extracted. Dental scaling. Toa Payoh Vets
Bad breath. Tonsils reduced in size by 50% after antibiotics on day 9 of treatment for eye ulcer. No bad breath. The owner is prepared to live with the bad breath and did not follow up for dental treatment at Toa Payoh Vets Asthma (difficulty in breathing) in this old poodle was due to heart disease, likely due to  poor oral care over the years. Dental check yearly will have saved the teeth of your dog and help prevent heart disease 
Case 5: Three loose teeth
Had anaesthetic emergency during spay. Now dental scaling. Be careful. Toa Payoh VetsTry to get dental scaling done when your dog is less than 5 years old and brush his teeth after scaling at least 3x/week.

3 loose decayed teeth extracted in this well loved Lhasa Apso. She still has many good strong teeth. The lady owner will use tooth-brushing to prevent tartar formation. The Lhasa Apso in good health as at April 16, 2012 and must be 13 years old now. I don't see her during the past 3 years. 
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Electro-surgery to excise a guinea pig's trichoepithelioma using Zoletil 100 & isoflurane
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