Herouldmede Gaymaid 2nd (Megan)
For some time we'd noticed that Megan regularly had a swelling on the side of her jaw - it didn't seem to bother her, and if we touched and pressed it she showed no sign of discomfort so we presumed it gave her no pain. But it was puzzling and we just thought that something wasn't right and that it needed investigating so Charlotte from Belmont Vets in Bromyard came out to have a look.
After much prodding and poking Charlotte discovered that her second to last rear molar was out of line with the others and sloped inwards creating a cavity between the tooth and side of her mouth where her food would occasionally get, caught causing the swelling we could see. We all decided that it wasn't a real danger to her health and in fact there was really nothing we could do bar extract the tooth, which we decided wasn't necessary. All we have to do is ensure that every now and again the 'swelling' goes to indicate that the trapped food had been dislodged.