For the past few days, Mr. BrownBerts was making some strange mouth movements. It seemed as if he were trying to get something that was stuck in his mouth out. Mind you he was still eating like a horse with no problem, and barking quite heartily at whatever needed his attention.
Earlier last month he had adopted this sucking/licking motion with his tongue and mouth, and for the life of me I could not figure out what was going on with him.
Remember he had been exhibiting this sudden rolling on the floor as if he were trying to get at an itch on his back? Turns out he did indeed have a flea or two....I never saw any sign of them even though he is brushed every day.
I have said many times before that I don't like putting the harsh chemicals on my bow wows, but in this instance I needed to save his sanity immediately.
I ended up applying a Fipronex Duo Drop On flea/tick treatment recommended by the vet, and would you know it....three fleas surfaced to the top of his coat...after that no more rolling/itchy back.
And to think we had started him on phenobarbital because his antics seemed like petit seizures.
Nosing around on the internet (whatever did we do without it?) I came across a few articles that caught my interest which led me to a vet visit yesterday...something was definitely going on inside his mouth. I decided it was time for a check up and a teeth cleaning.
A quick sedative on our arrival at the vet, and I was ushered away to return in another hour.
Apparently, my boy did have a sore in the upper left side of his mouth and an extra long piece of gum in front of one of his teeth which was taken off. Antibiotics for a week and he should be good as new.
His smile is intact...