Welcome! I am Dr. Altman, a licensed veterinarian and happy to answer your questions today.
So sorry to hear Tin-Shu might have a piece of stick wedged
Sometimes they will come out on their own within a few days but unfortunately other times we need to sedate a dog to do a full oral exam to find the piece of wood/ sliver and remove it
In the meanwhile softening his food with some water before meals for 10-15 minutes and if there is no change in the next 24-48 hours it might require a veterinary visit to sedate him and remove anything that might be in there
He likely can have a larger amount of aspirin for pain. How much does he weigh please?
over 50 for sure but under 70
To be safe let's say 50 pounds
This would mean about 200 mg aspirin with food. This can be 2 & 1/2 baby aspirin 81 mg every 12 hours with food
he has always healed fast I gave him a bone and filled the cavity with a bit of peanut butter to maybe help him work it out
Let's hope it will slowly move its way out, this can happen in some cases. Unfortunately other cases can form more of a capsule around it and it can abscess
If you can slowly and methodically look from one side of his mouth hourly to the other. Meaning under one lip really well all the way around, then under the tongue, then the other lip. Also if he is panting trying to look downward with a flashlight
At least you will have an idea where the problem is
I would also be taking his temperature every 12 hours to ensure he is not running a fever
100-102.5 is normal, over 103 I would get him to a vet for antibiotics at least
And smelling his breath for any strong metallic or infection odors
okay I gave him the bay aspirin as soon as we got hope hoped to head off some of the pain so I can get a look.
And if you do need to go to the vet please let them know you were giving aspirin because it will effect what they can dispense
You can also try TWO adult 25 mg benadryl to sedate a little bit
right. well I hope that wont be the case. I dont drive and the closest vet is two towns away
If there is swelling you can use warm compresses to increase blood flow and hopefully help this resolve
Not hot just warm
Thank you had to do that before on my cat.
You are welcome
No more sticks to chew on!
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we were out mushroom hunting here in Oregon and I think he got tired of us.. thanks and we will go from here
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will do have a good night
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