Periodontal (Gum) Disease
Deep appreciation is given to Chris Hamann for sharing this information with us.
He was given a shot of torb at the vet's office as well as a Baytril injection and was on oral medication for two weeks until he went back to the vet's office for a recheck to make sure that his gums were healing well. The day after having his lower incisors pulled, Nicky was doing well. He is having no difficulty eating whatsoever. The only effect that having his teeth removed has seemed to have on him is the inability for him to pick up his food with his mouth. He must now learn to use his hands to grab the choicer morsels that he wants to eat. (Inset photos show: 1) Nicky eating after his lower incisors were removed; and, 2) his lower incisors.)
If you feel your glider is sick, please seek immediate veterinary assistance. The information on this page and in the correlating articles is for general educational purposes and is not intended to replace proper vet care. Please do not try to self-diagnose or self-treat your glider.