Precious seven year old Chester is one of the five rubies we welcomed in earlier this week. You may remember we posted about our concerns with his jaw. Yesterday he went in for his neuter surgery and dental radiographs where we learned that the irregularity with his jaw is from the advanced dental disease and severity of his infection. His jaw is stable, not fractured, and there are no tumor or cancer concerns. While it is heartbreaking that his mouth has been so diseased to cause this, we are thankful that this is just a cosmetic issue at this point as we are addressing the primary issue - the dental disease and infection. Because his jaw was found to be stable, we moved forward with his much much much needed dental where Chester lost all his teeth but 3 canines. He won’t miss those diseased, rotten teeth one bit!
We are also treating Chester for bad ear infections, giardia, and whipworms (like the others). His eyes are just on the low end of normal tear production so we are just supplementing his tears with artificial tears to be proactive and prevent any issues. He is orthopedically sound with clear hips and knees, and has the ever so slightest mild grade 1 heart murmur which may diminish now that his mouth has been addressed.
Chester is a total sweetheart who is a bit timid and cautious with humans but so wants love and affection. Once he gets a taste of gentle love, he is ready for more and it will only be a matter of time before he seeks it out and welcomes it freely. He loves running around outside and is really enjoying his freedom as well as the companionship of other Cavaliers. Sweet Chester has now finished all of his vetting and is getting settled in to his foster home in Jackson, Mississippi 💜 #Snaggletoof #FosterCare #RescueLife#CavalierRescue