The Macho Minute is about my dog Macho, a chihuahua I rescued in January of 2010. Macho was rescued from a house in Dearborn, MI where 100+ other Chihuahuas were found alive and another 150+ were found dead amongst garbage piled from floor to ceiling. Due to these living conditions, Macho is very timid at all times. I created the Macho Minute to share Macho's stories and progress, as well as my joy of rescuing a dog who needs extra love and care.



Monday, February 14, 2011

A Dog Dentist Day for Macho

We have been blog slackers lately, but wanted to give an update on Macho's dental cleaning!

On Friday we took Macho to the vet to have his teeth clea
ned, and as usual, I was terrified about how this would go. I need to stop being so worried about Macho because he did great! The vet brought Macho out of his carrier to let him walk around and be comfortable. When she picked him up to put him on the table he was fine. He was pretty scared when she started to listen to his heart and check out his teeth, but was fine again when she stopped. When she picked him up a second time he was completely calm, I couldn't believe it. Just an hour earlier when I picked him up to put him in his carrier, he fought me like crazy!

Macho stayed at the vet for a few hours, and we found out that he only had to have one tooth pulled. He also had his nails trimmed while he was under (tha
nk God!), and they found out he had an ear infection. All weekend he wouldn't sit by me on the couch, and I am assuming that is because he was afraid I would grab him again to take him back to the vet! He will lay with me on the bed, and just this morning he sat with me before I left for work. He must not be holding a grudge anymore!

The worst part about this is that his leg looks terrible. They said they had a catheter in his leg, so that must be why it looks like this. But doesn't it look awful? I hope it goes away soon and that it isn't causing him too much pain!


We need to go around and read all the other blogs that posted this weekend, but have been so busy with Macho's teeth and recovery that I haven't had a chance. But no worries, we will catch up soon :)

We hope everyone has a great Valentine's Day, even if it is just a little Hallmark holiday!

8 comments:

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

So glad that all went well with Macho at his dental cleaning. Dakota has to have his done in April (will be his first time).

I hope Macho's leg heels soon, if it starts to get worse call the vet...maybe he got some sort of irritation from something they used?

Happy Valentine's Day!

Jess and Glacier said...

Poor guy. I'm glad everything went well. And yes, if it doesn't start getting better or if it gets worse, call the vet and bring him back in.
Happy V Day.

Macho (And Nicole!) said...

Thanks! I took that picture on Sunday and today it was starting to look better. I put a little cream on it to see if it will help. It mostly looks bruised now, not so much red anymore.

Caren- I'm sure you have a vet, but just in case you're looking for Dakota, we took Macho to one in Birmingham and they were great. Not only were they gentle, they took the time to let Macho calm down and get used to them. Plus they were the only vet to give me an exact cost of the procedure, and it was the cheapest! Let me know if you want the information.

Pauley, Middy, the Mr. or the Mrs. said...

Macho, you are so brave! Those ear infections are pretty pesky. I have had several of them, & I am no fan of the stinky medicine. Your leg looks pretty ouchy too. I hope you are feeling better soon.

Deborah said...

Yikes, poor little Macho. At least it is done now and your teeth are all nice and shiny!
Have a great day!
xxoo
Deborah

Trixie, Lily, and Sammy-Joe said...

We don't blame Macho for being a little nervous! But dogs don't hold grudges very long. He'll forget to be nervous and go back to his usual trusting self before long!

Cyndie said...

Hey Macho, you're not alone - Chaps sympathizes. Vet told us today that he needs a dental but must undergo all kinds of bloodwork first because of his age. Poor babies...

Oskar said...

Poor baby! I hope he feels better really soon!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar