The Daily Digital Photo
Chronicling the life of Clayton and Spenser, with memories of Scooter
December 3, 2007
Clayton had a dental last Friday. Phillip dropped him off in the morning and I picked
him up in the afternoon. He had to have one tooth pulled -- a premolar -- which was
much better than we had feared. Do you brush your beagles' teeth? We don't, but I know
we should. I've heard that just taking a piece of gauze and scrubbing their teeth with
it is good way to promote their dental health, and I'm going to try it on both of the boys.
When I picked up Clayton he was still groggy and not walking straight and this continued
for the rest of the day. He ate supper but slowly. The next morning Clayton did not seem
any better and ate his breakfast so slowly that we decided to call the vet. She said that
elderly dogs (Clayton is 13 or 14) often take longer to recover from anesthesia and it
could be two or three days. Well, this helped a little but we were still concerned; I
can probably count the number of times I've seen Clayton eat slowly on one hand.