Toothless but happy

Posted on Thursday 6th May 2010 @ 06:52 pm

Jaali’s trip to the vet was fairly uneventful (although I’m not sure Jaali would agree with that). He was only booked in to have is bottom teeth and his nails trimmed but the question of an x-ray or other investigations came up. He was very good about this nails but fought like mad when his teeth got trimmed – again it took three people to hold him still.

The vet got another good look at the top gums and confirmed that there is tooth in each socket. They are just below the gum line and appeared to be a healthy colour. Sadly the vets verdict was that if they hadn’t started to grow by now they’ll probably never grow again. At least they are visible and not growing in the wrong direction.

It is hard to know if an x-ray or further investigation will be helpful. Even if something was found there wasn’t much intervention that could be done because of all the fine structures in the skull and nose. Jaali’s recently been on antibiotics so its unlikely to be an infection. Also, at the moment, Jaali is very, very happy and bouncing about like a teenager. It would be a shame to stress him out with more visits to the vets.


Posted by Pouched Rats on Thursday 6th May 2010 @ 06:52 pm
Posted in the Medical category



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