My Yorkshire terrier has just gone under anaesthetic to have her teeth cleaned. She is home and has now started scratching non stop and crying. She has eaten. I have given her half an allergex and have bathed her with baby shampoo. What else can I do? Should I be worried?
Type of Animal: Yorkshire Terrier
Name of Animal: Buffy
Shampoo and allergex
Hi,Welcome to Just Answer. I'll do my best to help with your situation with Buffy. Is she scratching in any particular spot? Did she have any teeth pulled? How long ago was the dental performed?
She had the dental before 2pm don't know exact time. She had one tooth pulled. She is scratching her sides. She seems to be a bit better now and is sleeping.
Ok. That is great that she seems a bit better now and is able to sleep. It is good that she has eaten since getting home. At this time, her scratching could be due to a topical irritation. It shouldn't be a reaction to the dental procedure or the medications used for it. Sometimes the skin can be irritated as they were on a heating pad during the procedure. I would keep a very close eye on the skin for areas of wetness, redness, scabbing or continued discomfort. If any of these are seen, then a recheck specifically focusing on that is needed. Could she be having discomfort post the dental from that extraction? That is a suspicion. At this time, I would let her sleep and be as she is. I would continue to follow any post op instructions from your vet. If she stops eating or the pain persists, then I would definitely contact them about it for her to be started on some pain medication. Some can definitely be more uncomfortable than others post dentals. Positive RATING (EXCITED FACE or 5 STARS) is appreciated as this is the only way I know you have received the information and I receive credit for my time.Please reply using the REPLY TO EXPERT button if more information is needed at any time.Please remember to ONLY rate my answer when you are 100% satisfied. IF you feel the need to rate "helped a little" or "I expected more", please stop and REPLY to me via the CONTINUE CONVERSATION button with the issue you have. I will be happy to continue further and do everything I can to provide you with the service you seek.
12 years of small animal veterinary medicine
Hi Cyan,I'm just following up on our conversation about Buffy. How is everything going?Dr. Bruce