Bella Learns Tug of War
Abandoned on Interstate 95, Bella was a surprisingly healthy 2-year-old Maltese in need of a good home. No one had registered her microchip number and the pet shop she came from was out of business.
“She’s yours!” I told her ecstatic rescuer.
Her new mom brought Bella for a check up and we found she had lots of dental tartar. When Bella came for her deep dental cleaning, even though her teeth looked sparkling, her dental x-rays showed a tiny black spot in her jawbone under her premolar.
“How could she have an abscess? She eats really well,” Bella’s new mom questioned me.
We could see the spot right there on the x-ray.
“What should I do?”
I removed the offending tooth. Bella took her painkillers and antibiotics. Then her new mom made an amazing discovery.
“Before her tooth surgery, she never played tug of war. Now it’s her favorite game!”
Bella felt great and enjoyed a new favorite game after her teeth were properly treated. Without dental x-rays, she would have stayed in pain for years without any humans suspecting!