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 Post subject: Mouth Injury
 Post Posted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:21 pm 
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I didn't post this when it happened, but I thought some of you might find it interesting. If you want the short version, skip to the end. ;)

A few weeks ago, DJ took Aggie and Diesel hunting. On the Garmin, he could see that Aggie was several hundred yards out, and it looked like she was bayed up. As he was heading to her, he could see that she was high-tailing it back to him. When she got to him, he could see some blood coming out of her mouth, but it wasn't much, and he thought maybe she had caught and killed a small pig.

After that, she was acting funny, and wouldn't go out and hunt anymore, so they cut the hunt short. DJ tried to look in her mouth when they got home, but he she wouldn't let him get in there very good, and he didn't see an injury. She acted "off" the rest of the day, but by the next day she was eating and drinking like normal.

Fast forward 10 days. Aggie's acting funny again, and we can tell that something's wrong inside her mouth. I took her to the vet, and he checked it out. He told me that it looked like cancer, but I told him that I thought it was an injury. (In his defense, it was WEIRD looking). They sedated her to do a biopsy, and when I came to pick her up, he said there was no need for the biopsy.

He said that it was indeed an injury. There was a HOLE in the tissue connecting her tongue to the bottom of her mouth that he could run his surgical instrument all the way through. They removed lots of granulated tissue (that was the weird looking stuff) and cleaned it up really good. She just finished a round of antibiotics and is doing well.

Anyway...to make a long story short, something poked all the way through the bottom of her tongue and came out the other side. My best guess is a stick, but you could come up with a good story about it being a hog's tusk.

If our dogs could talk, I think we could write some crazy stories...

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 Post Posted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:41 pm 
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Wow, that's interesting. What an odd injury. Glad she's alright, though.

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 Post subject: Re: Mouth Injury
 Post Posted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:32 pm 
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Wow, how strange. I'm glad that she is ok. Interesting to think about what could have happened to her. And, something for us all to keep in mind.

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 Post subject: Re: Mouth Injury
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Glad your dog is OK. Good thing it wasn't a snake bite!

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