Miss Dixie will not be participating in Shark Week, as she had all her teeth removed. They were in very bad shape, and her gums were also in bad condition, which made closing the surgery sites quite difficult. On Friday night we took Dixie to the Emergency Clinic. She was very disoriented, her breathing was very labored, and her mouth was oozing blood from both sides. When we arrived at the clinic Dixie was immediately admitted. The vets gave something to calm her down. They x-rayed her chest to make sure her lungs were clear. The x-rays results were good, so we headed back home. She has been feeling much better and is steadily improving. She is enjoying her bed even while we're out on the deck. Her happy go lucky personality is returning as she feels better.
A week ago this spunky senior arrived at our home. Meet Dixie, a 10-year-old happy girl. We went to the vet for her first check up and blood work, as well as a fecal sample check. Dixie passed all these tests with flying colours, however, we discovered that Dixie needs extensive dental work. During this procedure she will also have a couple of skin tags removed. Miss Dixie is handling everything in stride. We noticed her funny and charming personality immediately. This super senior is a pleasure to have in our home.