UPDATE 1/12/10: Drum roll please!!! Poor Gummy Bear had to have 28 teeth pulled!!!
Her dentist said that her teeth were some of the worst teeth he had ever seen! Her teeth probably got so bad from an infection that started and was not treated. We will be looking for an adopter for her who will commit to brushing Gummy’s remaining teeth every day! Thank you to the Friends of Oakland Animal Services for paying for her surgery and to her dentist at California Dog and Cat Hospital in Berkeley for discounting the procedure.
UPDATE 1/11/10 – We sent Gummy Bear to a canine dental specialist today. She should be in surgery right about now. She will have multiple teeth pulled which should relieve all of her pain and make her able to eat again!
Gummy Bear, a five year old cocker spaniel, was abandoned at the Oakland Animal Shelter. She has some of the worst/most rotted teeth that any of us at the Shelter have ever seen! We think her previous owner probably left her at the Shelter because they couldn’t afford to get her teeth fixed. Her teeth are so terrible that Gummy Bear can only eat soft food. We have scheduled her to go to the doggy dentist on Monday and she’s on pain medications until then. She will need to have most of her teeth pulled. Please consider donating here to donate towards Gummy Bear’s dental work and other animals like her.