Must Love Pekes is a blog for those who love Pekingese, their looks, their antics, their personalities. It is written by me, Linda, and I have been rescuing Pekingese for 14 years. Lots of them have gone through our home. We have loved them all.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
If you have followed the blog, you will know that Charlie saw a dental specialist last week. Charlie came into rescue last month and was in terrible shape. We do all we can for our fosters, and Charlie was no exception.
We took him to the specialist because he had fistulas in his mouth-- holes from his mouth to his nasal passage and this is not good. He had a dental from our regular vet in his foster area, and he did all he could-- so off Charlie went to see if he could be helped by the specialist.
The specialist said the rest of Charlie's teeth would need to be removed. There is a lot of diseased and infected gum in his mouth-- not a lot of healthy tissue to work with. This makes repairs difficult, and the after care is critical. Charlie is also heartworm positive, has a heart murmur and his general health is not the best. Charlie was not a good candidate for the surgery. We do not like to hear that we are limited in what we can do. Charlie has had a really tough life, but he is a sweet boy in spite of it all.
He is being loved on, and cared for. We will do all we can to keep him comfortable for as long as we can. We just wish we could do more. He deserves it.