Arrrffffff..No, not the Anesthesia!!!!

Ugh…when it comes to the words…general anesthesia…my heart skips a beat. Years ago, I actually had a bad reaction while I was under general anesthesia. If anyone I love has to have it, I automatically get a feeling of dread. An anesthesiologist once told me it is controlled poisons. So when our vet said Trev needed to have his teeth cleaned, we were quite scared, especially with him being a senior dog!!!! However, Trev is quite the celebrity at our vet and everyone knows him. We love and trust our vet, so all our questions and concerns were answered. Trev does have all of his check ups and just recently had a blood work up and she was very pleased and confident in his overall health for his age. In fact, she said that he is healthier than most of the animals she sees and treats in his age group. So, we decided it was the best decision to go ahead and have it done.

So, Wednesday was a very LONG day for our family. We missed hearing his jingle collar and having him there beside us.


Every call we got from the vet office that day was wonderful news…Trev did great…he is just groggy and they wanted to monitor him for the afternoon. Come to find out, his back tooth, one we couldn’t even see, was actually a cavity!!!! What a blessing to know we made the right decision. Our vet even said the extraction may help his allergies!!!!

Even the baby was missing his big bubby!!!!


This was Trev when we first brought him home…


He looked pretty beat up 😦 The first thing he did was get a BIG drink which was a wonderful sign…


Our next order of business, was to give our bear a bath…Time to bring out the inner squirrel…






Then we gave him the royal treatment…We blow dryed him with the hairdryer…


Both of his front paws were shaved…Guess I’ll have to make him some paw warmers 🙂


One fluffy, tired and sore bear…


Resting and recovering in the warm sunlight…


We do not wish to make Trev undergo this painful process again…What are some of the products you use to keep the plaque under control, besides regular brushing? Our first purchase will be Plaque Off and we will also start flossing with Doggie Dental Aid. We will write some reviews in the near future!!!!

Well wishes for a quick recovery is Trev’s request this week. It’s gonna be a long weekend…but we are all together!!!! That’s always something to celebrate. Happy Barks and Brushings!!!!


38 thoughts on “Arrrffffff..No, not the Anesthesia!!!!

  1. What a brave boy you are, Trev! Now you are all fresh and beautiful from your teeth to your tail! Yay! Mom brushes my teeth every night with my special 3-sided doggy toothbrush and enzyme toothpaste that tastes like chicken.

    Love and licks,

    • Yum, that sounds awesome Cupcake!!!! You know chicken is my favorite!!!! We hope you both have a wonderful, safe and happy weekend…love and hugs!!!! Your profile pic always makes me smile!!!!

  2. We have never had any bad experiences with anesthesia but it makes mom a nervous mess. We have only had it once when we were spayed. We brush our teeth every night and that works for us. My sister will be 11 and the vet says her teeth look great. We use tartar control toothpaste from Drs. Foster and Smith online store.

    • Awesome, thank you for the recommendation from Dr.F&S!!!! Yes, anesthesia really scares me too, thankful you have only had it one time…hopefully you will never have to have it again…also thankful your teeth are in such wonderful shape!!!! Have a wonderful weekend…love and hugs!!!!

    • Thank you so much for your sweet words!!!! I truly appreciate it so very very much…Ms.Harper Lee, your family is so precious!!!! We send love and hugs your way and hope your weekend is wonderful too!!!!

    • Yes, what a celebration we had when he came back home…It’s just not home without your furry friend beside you…We hope your weekend is truly wonderful as well…Thank you for the well wishes!!!

  3. Aww poor Trev… glad everything went well! If you keep brushing his teeth often and doing other things, you can prevent tartar from coming back… but there isn’t much to get rid of it besides a teeth cleaning once it’s there.

    • Thank you so much for the advice Ann…We always always appreciate and take your words to heart!!!! We were so scared and oh so thankful everything worked out!!!! We hope you have a wonderful weekend friend!!!!

    • Awww…we sure hope your little one is feeling better very soon…They are our little angels indeed!!!! Thank you very much for your sweet words, we greatly appreciate you…Have a wonderful weekend!!!!

  4. So glad that Trev made it through just fine. Once he gets over it all, I’m sure he’ll feel much better. Poor things been living with a cavity and that must have been hurting him. Sending Trev all our love, get well wishes, hugs and kisses.

    • Thank you for your kind words…We really really appreciate it!!!! Trev is having a hard time recovering…Please continue well wishes for him…He really needs it…Your kitty cat sitting up like that just cracked us up!!!! That pic should be entered in a contest or something…Hold onto it!!!!

      • Trev, Taylor and I know you are a strong boy…you’ve got the fight in you to get well soon!! Mommy- if you don’t mind me asking…do you think it’s the mouth pain from the procedure that Trev is dealing with right now? The effects from the anesthesia? I know you are going through a rough time right now, so feel free to respond later or to not even respond at all. Just know that lots of love and well wishes from California are heading in your direction!

      • We think it is because of the anesthesia…I think he may have pneumonia…now we are gonna have to have to get X-rays to see the extend…so discouraged…He is pitiful…Bless you for your care and concern…so greatly appreciated!!!!

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  6. So glad Trev did so well with his teethies cleaning! Trev and I seem to like to roll the same way after a B-A-T-H though I prefer to do the wet roll on Ma’s leather couch. BOL
    *high paws*

  7. Oh no – I just read your comments and I see the little guy isn’t doing so well after all – we’re SO sorry to hear that. Stay strong Trev – you can beat this! You’re in our prayers and our paws are fully crossed for you.

  8. Awww, Trev is a handsome little guy. I’m so glad he came through his dental cleaning just fine! I bought “Greenies” for my dogs. They are expensive but are supposed to help keep teeth healthy.

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