So she went off to see Dr. Paul. He cleaned the cut out, gave Ellie an antibiotic injection and a course of antibiotic tablets, and quickly fell in love with her. She was a very good girl, and didn't even cry with the needle. She weighed in at 260 grams. It is a little small for her age, but Dr. Paul believes she is also very strong, and developing well. Her teeth are looking good, and he was happy with her activity and attention levels and co-ordination skills. Dr. Paul gave us a special wash to use, to help keep the wound clean. Ellie is now curled up in the crate, snoozing with Angus.
Speaking of teeth, does anykitty have any experience with an undershot/overshot jaw? Tillie's lower jaw has developed with quite a clear deformity- it is shorter than her top jaw. This means that when she closes her mouth, her bottom canines are behind her front teeth, when they should be in front.
I'm keeping a close eye on her mouth, as from what I understand, there is the risk of a wound occuring on the top of her mouth caused by the bottom teeth. There is a good chance she will have her bottom canines removed when she is desexed.
I think our vet loves our family!