WWIII = impacted tooth!

I'm awakened in the middle of the night last night by WWIII, two dogs snarling like they are tearing each other apart!! Then … they go back to sleep like nothing ever happened. But this morning, I see Zoe licking her lips in a very strange way and every time she licked her head would twitch - like an impinged nerve spasm. I pulled her lips open and saw that a front tooth was missing!! Yipes! She's in the vet's office now, being sedated and having the impacted front tooth removed. They got along perfectly for six weeks, then this. Gaaah!

Oh my gosh!!! I'm so sorry to hear that. Pls keep us posted. Are you familiar with the basenji sleep syndrome (for lack of a better term)? Max had it–once in awhile, if I moved him accidentally when we were sleeping at night on the bed--he would wake up like he was possessed by the devil--snapping, growling, etc. Did your last B ever do that? As Max got older, it was less frequent. I know he didn't do it to deliberately attack me (and he never bit me--but would sure snap his little jaws)--I think it's kind of like people sleep walking or people that lash out when they are sleeping (I have suffered from both over the years--mostly when I was younger, too). My Dad suffered from it, too. If he fell asleep on his chair, we knew that if we tried to wake him up to go to bed--his arms would just start swinging. His eyes would be open--but he wasn't really awake--and he wouldn't remember anything about it the next day. It was the same with me, I would hit and push my boyfriend when I was asleep--and he thought I was awake!--and I never ever recall having done that ever. I thought he was making it up!

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OMG! Poor Zoe - bet the WWIII scared the bee-geez out of you! :eek: Sorry she got hurt and hope all goes well at the vet. Poor you, too. 😉

Oh dear! Hope everything is better soon.

Oooh - sounds painful…I hope all is better soon!

OWWWCH! Hope all is better soon.

Are you familiar with the basenji sleep syndrome (for lack of a better term)? Max had it–once in awhile, if I moved him accidentally when we were sleeping at night on the bed--he would wake up like he was possessed by the devil--snapping, growling, etc. Did your last B ever do that? As Max got older, it was less frequent. I know he didn't do it to deliberately attack me

Hope all goes well
our Tri does that and when he bites he draws blood, goes savage. If he falls into a deep sleep or forgets your there and you bump him look out. He sleeps in is crate, locked. we just don't let him fall asleep outside his crate.

If he does sleep on you you need to keep a hand on him and keep touching or petting him, so he knows you are there. Also it seems to work to tell him you have to get up and he's fine. He has been pretty much incident free as of late.

At night he asks to be put to bed/crate by being naughty, its his way of saying he needs to sleep.

The other weird thing about our tri is if you accidently step on his toes, he screams(it hurts), then turns around and bites your leg/ankle all angry. If you immediately apologize to him in a baby voice when it happens he's fine and acts pathetic.

Hi, Lori–how is Zoe?? I hope everything is ok.

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