Rescued from a puppy mill at approx. 5 years of age, she had a dental
removing 10 teeth. No problems at first but she has been having increased sensitivity to being touched or rubbed on one side of her jaw. She has been examined by our vet (including x-rays) but he is baffled. Her discomfort seems to be increasing but we can find no cause. She will sometimes rub the side of her face against whatever she can until she cries, trying to scratch at it with her hind feet (she can't reach it yet because of muscle
atrophy developed during her captivity.) Could it be nerve damage? Any idea of where we can turn to for further advice?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The noise must be worrying. I'll connect you to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Maggie. There's not much noise but seeing her worry at it more and more and not being able to figure it out is frustrating all of us.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Maggie?
Customer: She had a terrible chronic ear
infection that required months of treatment with cortisone drops and then a minor surgery to remove the calcified growths
that had nearly closed off her eardrum but it's on the other side of her head so don't think it's related but hey, who knows. Her ears are fine now and have been so for nearly 8 months.