Dog Veterinary

Ask a Dog Vet and Get Answers to Your Dog Health Questions

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Dog Veterinary

My beagle about 6-7 years old had a bad tooth. We had the…

Customer Question
My beagle about 6-7...

My beagle about 6-7 years old had a bad tooth. We had the tooth removed but now he has constant inflammation at the site. We brought him to a dental vet who did a complete examine, removed several more teeth, removed a bone fragment from the original tooth that was the problem and cleaned the teeth. He said that Charlie tested positive for stomatitis. He recommended pulling all the teeth which we felt was extreme. We have been controlling the inflammation with steroids but Charlie has never been the same. If I don't get the timing just right on the steroid the one area where the bad tooth was will swell, he try's to itch it and he seems to loose his vision and hearing. Any thoughts on how I can get him back to normal? This pattern has been going on for over 7-8 months now.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the dog's name?

Charlie

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Charlie?

He was a stray, had been adopted by three families before us. Was a handful, jumping on counters, tearing things up, etc. now he just sleeps most if the time. I don't mind the bad behavior going away but his whole personality went with it. I am worried he is constantly uncomfortable.

Submitted: 1 month ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Answered in 3 days by:
1/11/2018
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 month ago
Dr. Meghan Denney
Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 1,980
Experience: Veterinarian at Kingsland Blvd Animal Clinic
Verified

Hi, I am Dr. Denney. I am currently reviewing your post now. Please give me a few minutes to type my response. Thank you for trusting us with your question. This service is used for general information only and is no substitute for a veterinarian-patient relationship by examination.

I am sorry for the delay in someone getting to your question I am just coming online and saw it had not been answered yet.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

Can you tell me if Charlie has had dental x-rays done to check the health of the jaw bone and check for bone loss, inflammation or infection?

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
He had a complete set of xrays done when they knocked him out the second time and removed more teeth and cleaned up the spot where the original bad tooth was. He does/did have inflammation at the spot where that tooth was removed and was treated with Orbax. As soon as we stopped it, the inflammation came right back. We then put him on the steroids - about 1/3 a tablet every day and a half -which is about as long as he can go.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

I would be a concerned there may be a cancerous process going on, or a deep bone infection that needs stronger antibiotics than the Orbax for 4-6 weeks with post-antibiotic xrays to confirm the bone infection is gone. Have his lymph nodes under his jaw been enlarged?

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask Dr. John Your Own Question
Dr. John
Dr. John
Dr. John, Texas Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 5,795
5,795 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Over 14 years of clinical veterinary experience

Dr. John is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Debbie

Dr. Debbie

Dog Veterinarian

902 satisfied customers

Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

16,113 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dog Veterinarian

10,059 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

10,021 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

9,615 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet medicine and surgery.

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

9,303 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Rebecca

Rebecca

Dog Veterinarian

7,991 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Veterinary Questions
My dog had a dental on Thursday and 6 teeth pulled. One was
My dog had a dental on Thursday and 6 teeth pulled. One was a large upper tooth that was cracked. Since she had come home she has had a runny nose and keeps clearing her sinuses. It is clear discharge… read more
Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9 satisfied customers
My 2 dogs seemed to go through a box of 36 Kirkland dental
Hi my 2 dogs seemed to go through a box of 36 Kirkland dental chews. We were out.they were large chews.He is about 100 lbs she is 65. What should I do? … read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
14,324 satisfied customers
My Maltese had dental cleaning today at noon. And he still
My Maltese had dental cleaning today at noon. And he still very lethargic and breathing in deeply like a snoring sound. Also has diarrhea … read more
Pet Doc
Pet Doc
Senior Small Animal Veterinarian
BVSc
2,782 satisfied customers
My 4 lb malti-poo puppy ate a whole virbac dental chew for
My 4 lb malti-poo puppy ate a whole virbac dental chew for dog 11 lbs or under. What should I do? … read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,991 satisfied customers
My 15 year old Yorkie has dental issues. I'm fairly sure
My 15 year old Yorkie has dental issues. I'm fairly sure stage 4 periodontal disease. He's always been a thin, tall Yorkie and over his lifetime every vet has commented on it and done bloodwork with n… read more
Dr. Alleyne
Dr. Alleyne
Veterinary associate
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
1,165 satisfied customers
He had a dental cleaning and went under anesthesia. He did
He had a dental cleaning and went under anesthesia. He did fine and I was told that he would be groggy and that he may seem agitated but he hadn't stopped and I picked him up at 4 … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
9,491 satisfied customers
Our 8 year old, male Papillion had dental surgery two weeks
Our 8 year old, male Papillion had dental surgery two weeks ago. He seems to be having a hard time recovering. His appetite fluctuates and has not returned to normal. He has been on soft food but now … read more
Dr. Meghan Denney
Dr. Meghan Denney
Dog Veterinarian
1,980 satisfied customers
Bunny is 10 months old. Her appetite and behavior are
Bunny is 10 months old. Her appetite and behavior are normal. She's had diarrhea 3 days. Now it's just leaking out and she can't control it. No vomiting than I'm aware of but diarrhea smells like vomi… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,455 satisfied customers
Just had dental surgery and had a tooth removed. she has
just had dental surgery and had a tooth removed. she has thrown up 3 times and is moaning and wheezing. … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
9,491 satisfied customers
Last night beagle 6 yr old beagle wouldn;t get up on couch
last night beagle 6 yr old beagle wouldn;t get up on couch but seemed otherwise fine. Tonight he is moving less and a bit of shaking occasionally. lots of lick lipping and lethargic now. Yelps occasio… read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,390 satisfied customers
My dog Kimchi less 10 month old beagle ate a bone last
My dog Kimchi less 10 month old beagle ate a bone last night. This morning he vomited twice. The first vomit is just bile the second with one fragments. He ate his breakfast and have been drinking wat… read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1,739 satisfied customers
My beagle just ate some pork rib bones accidentally. and
My beagle just ate some pork rib bones accidentally … read more
Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9 satisfied customers
My 13yr old chihuahua is scheduled for a dental cleaning and
My 13yr old chihuahua is scheduled for a dental cleaning and I am concerned about her going under anesthesia at this age.… read more
Dr. Alleyne
Dr. Alleyne
Veterinary associate
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
1,165 satisfied customers
On Friday my dog had a dental cleaning with anesthesia. He
Hello. On Friday my dog had a dental cleaning with anesthesia. He pre-op testing came back excellent. Blood work, EKG and Chest X-ray were all normal. No complications at all during cleaning, and no e… read more
Dr. Schmidt
Dr. Schmidt
Associate Veterinarian
DVM
612 satisfied customers
Dr., I took him to get dental work done and the vet informed
Good Morning Dr. Gary, I took him to get dental work done and the vet informed me that my dog Benny, he's 8yrs old and he's a Chihuahua and he has a heart murmur..he's very active and I notice that wh… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
Max had a dental clean last Sunday, he was sent home with
Max had a dental clean last Sunday, he was sent home with amoxicillin, flagella and trampoline . We revisited causes he is having pian in his front drivers side leg and shoulder. He does ok but if I k… read more
Dr. G.
Dr. G.
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1,682 satisfied customers
My chihuahua arrested at the start of his dental cleaning.
My chihuahua arrested at the start of his dental cleaning. My vet had only administered pain med, no anesthesia yet as we knew that teeth were going to be extracted due to plaque build up. I'm wonderi… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
9,303 satisfied customers
My beagle is bleeding from the mouth. He has a dental
Hello, my beagle is bleeding from the mouth. He has a dental disorder. He's not bleeding profusely but is there anything I can do until I can get him to the vet tomorrow? … read more
Sean Egan
Sean Egan
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
331 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x