We took Guapo in for his annual vaccinations, when we remembered it's been nearly 2 years since he's had his teeth cleaned. Bad parents indeed. :(
His breath has been pretty brutal these days, so we knew a cleaning was in order. While he was going to be under, we had a really large wart removed from his cheek. Well, turns out, they had to do some extractions during the cleaning. When I picked him up from the vet, they told me that he had 9 teeth removed. YES NINE!!! How incredibly guilty did I feel? Seriously, how did I let it get so bad that he needed 9 teeth removed from his mouth. Poor guy. He's on antibiotics and pain medication for the next two weeks. In addition to that, he will have to eat soft food, so it looks like Guapo is eating chicken and rice with green beans.
He let me take a look and while he still has all of his molars, he's missing quite a few of his front teeth and one canine. He was hopped up on morphine, when they handed him to me. He was delicately wrapped in an old towel, slightly trembling, but mostly out of it. They handed me the medications and a small baggie that contained his rotten teeth. Not sure what I'm going to do with those, but still.
$433 later and he's all better. I know how much tooth pain hurts me, I can only imagine how it was for him. But after a good night's sleep, he was back to being Guapo. Seriously, I hadn't seen him that active in a while, just jumping around, searching for food, and being extra friendly. I'm so glad he's all better and he doesn't hate us.