Bailey's breath has been horrible lately. I tried to tell her, but she didn't quite get the hint. I gave her Greenies (doggie bone breath mints) but they didn't work. She still reeked of dead tuna. I was embarrased for her; not even the cat wanted to be around her. I am sure this has hurt her playtime opportunities at doggie daycare.
Tonight I noticed a lump on her gums above one of her teeth. Before I looked up the number to the vet (since I can't call Dr. Joe anymore...not that he knew anything...), I did what any responsible parent would do, I looked it up on google. According to my uber-scientific research, Bailey has an "epulis". I'm not really sure what that is, but a ferret somewhere had one that looks just like hers (google images search). Based on my in-depth veterinary training provided by petmd.com (which is probably the equivalent of Dr. Joe's DVM degree from the Caribbean - you know the schools you go to when you can't get into a real school), after diagnosing Bailey I determined the best course of treatment would be surgery.
Before you come running to stop me, no I am not going to perform the surgery myself by watching it on youtube. Plus it's pretty gross (not that I've checked or anything) and I can't handle gross. I figured I better leave this one to the people that have real degrees from vet schools in the good ol' US of A. I went to call the vet......and they had just closed five minutes ago. All of that time doing my self diagnosis routine and I missed the vet. So I'll call tomorrow; hopefully I can get her in this week.
So although I don't necessarily condone praying for pink eye (read my previous post on the perils of pink eye), I will pray that my little Bails is ok.
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