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Hello, this is Dr. Jess. I am sorry to hear about your dog!!!
Is he on any pain medications after having his teeth pulled?
You say he has anxiety, does he take anything for this?
Is he eating and drinking and using the bathroom ok?
Ok. And is he having any heavy breathing or excessive drooling?
Does he seem mentally alert?
If he has a history of anxiety then it is quite possible that the experience of having his teeth pulled has put him into an anxious spell. I would consider picking up some products that can sometimes help with this, which would include an Adaptil pheremone product such as this:
It also comes in a spray you can spray on their bed, or as a plug-in diffuser, like an air freshener. It releases pheremones that a mother dog makes when nursing her puppies, which many dogs find calming.
I would also consider a calming supplement such as this one:
which works quite well in some dogs.
You can often find these at the larger pet stores, and many vet offices carry them as well, so you can call your vet and see if they have these products too.
Keep a close eye on appetite/water intake, watch for vomiting, diarrhea, excessive drooling and let your vet know if any of these occur.
Hopefully after a few days, he will realize he isn't going to get his teeth cleaned again soon and will be able to relax!!!