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Pucci Report

Discussion in 'Community Message Board' started by ShipMaven, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Guest

    Although I go to the Dentist regularly, I've always been a yellow-bellied chicken if I had to have any work done other than cleaning.

    Pucci has had a couple of chipped premolars for more than a year - his Vet gave me a referral to a veterinary dental specialist a year ago, but being the chicken that I am, I simply put it aside. It was time for his annual cleaning now, so I remembered about the specialist, got an updated referral and took Pucci today. There was a possibility he might need root canals. So, before anything, I made it known that I never leave the hospital when Pucci is having anything done, and I always hold Pucci as he emerges from anesthesia - and I was ready to do battle if they said no.

    I couldn't have been more pleased with this dental hospital. The head veterinary dentist, who examined Pucci and oversaw his dental work today, has credentials that reach to the moon and back, and was absolutely wonderful - as was everyone else there. After we discussed everything, he gave Pucci a pre-anesthetic while His Majesty was on my lap. Then when he was suitably loopy, they brought him back to the OR and once they had him under anesthesia, called me back to watch the entire procedure. Four doctors were constantly monitoring all the dogs and cats. Pucci's teeth, actually, were in pretty good condition considering his age (NO ONE could believe Pucci will be ten next month) - they were cleaned and polished, the two chipped teeth were bonded (sealed) and he was given several injections of antibiotics into his gums where there were some pockets. I was right there when he opened his eyes from anesthesia, and held him in my lap for about 1-1/4 hours in recovery.

    Pucci is still subdued, but he's parked on a cushion next to me, as usual.
  2. earl_m

    earl_m Guest

    Thats good to hear!1 Glad everything work out!!!
  3. Calgon1

    Calgon1 Guest

    Happy to hear he's doing well. Cady says, "Bruff" (Brrrrrrr and Woof)
  4. Corky

    Corky Guest

    Wow - that is impressive to say the least. I am glad Pucci is doing okay and is no worse for the wear, and that Mom is too. :)
  5. BSeabob

    BSeabob Guest

    Do you do house calls. ?? (tu)
  6. The Cruiser

    The Cruiser Guest

    Glad Pucci is A-OK from his dental work. Give Pucci some striches and Cousin Big Guy sends meows.
  7. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Guest

    Thank you, @ll - and tail wags back to Big Guy.

    I was looking at the report given to me. Here is their web site


    This has more credentials than most human dental offices!!!! Dr. Chris Visser was in charge of Pucci. (For you HAL fans, I asked if he was related to Capt. Pieter Visser, now one of Volendam's captains. No.)
  8. Beryl

    Beryl Guest

    Oh poor lit' Pucci....I shudder at the mere thought of dentists! Of course logically we know that pups as well as people benefit from dental visits...still [​IMG]

    Give Pucci extra skritches from me and the two Yorkshire terrorists! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  9. GloBug

    GloBug Guest

    Poor little guy, sorry he had to go through this, but it was for his own good. Good for you for being ready to fight for your Prince! And good for them for understanding that some of us are just that way. Glad it all turned out so well.
  10. gram

    gram Guest

    :wave :wave :wave

    I know it always broke my heart when I had to leave any of my animals at the vets. Thank goodness Pucci is doing well. Our fur babies mean alot of us. Give him a hug from me.
  11. herb

    herb Guest

    glad to hear that both you and Pucci fared well at the Vets :)
  12. bOB

    bOB Guest

    This will be the guy to see when he needs dentures ........................
  13. Calgon1

    Calgon1 Guest

    Do they have dentures for doggers? (Cody wants to know)
  14. Bruce

    Bruce Guest

    Mary Ann, I think bOB is hinting he wants you to hold him as he comes out from under.
  15. bOB

    bOB Guest

    Well Bruce you might have an idea............................

    But if there is such a thing as reincarnation, forget the medical problems... I want to come back as this dog !!!!!!
  16. sage

    sage Guest

    Mary Ann, I so glad that Pucci's procedure went well. It seems that he and Hershel are going through their dental stage. Hershel will be 10 at the end of the month. Now if only his dentist would do us humans as well. Woofs and tail wags from the trio.
  17. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Guest

    My thanks to all of you for your kind comments. I'm sure Pucci is purposely putting me through the ringer now - he hasn't touched water (he's supposed to drink) and he didn't touch his dinner (I'll try some enticements at "midnight buffet"). Well - he just walked over to his water bowl and drank a bit! :thumb

    Yes, I know I pamper him, but we all try to do our best for those we love. I know there are many furbaby-lovers among us - when they hurt, we hurt.

    As for the next life, *I* would also like to come back as Pucci! :lol

    Now, let's see - there appears to be a lineup for my lap. BSea was the first to hint, followed by bOB. Secretly, I think Bruce is in that lineup as well....... ::eek:
  18. nieciez

    nieciez Guest

    Big hugs to Pucci from Georgie, Buck, Leatherneck and me.....poor guy....I am a dental chicken too :(
  19. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Guest

    Pucci sends woofs to you, Leatherneck, Georgie and Buck. Oh wait...he's asleep. So I'll send woofs instead.
  20. bOB

    bOB Guest


    Bruce wants to come back as a goat

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