We got up an hour early to get our chores done as soon as we could. Then we went to catch Fivla and Vitamin to take them over to the stable to eat their breakfast.
They had to walk past Taktur who managed to look particularly dishy. Fivla politely wuffled at him in appreciation. ❤️
While Vitamin just wasn’t really into eating, Fivla was.
So we put Fivla in a separate stable (as she was beginning to pick of Vitamin) and gave Vitamin anything she wanted. She liked the idea of beet nuts (soaked). We left them to it and grabbed a quick breakfast ourselves.
Then, driving very carefully, we went to the vet surgery.
We let the ladies out early as there was a nice patch of grass. I wanted to see if Vitamin could manage any.
Again, she liked the idea but didn’t eat. I told myself she was probably full from the sugar beet.
And so the dentist did her best. Cars and lorries drove past. Vitamin and Fivla coped admirably. Not a flicker.
After some initial dental work, our vet ended up giving Vitamin light sedation as it was painful for her – she is strong for an old lady!
A tooth fell out while being rasped and the vet said there was a sharp one digging into the gum above.
Afterwards, we waited for 30 minutes and Vitamin had a IV painkiller injection and IM antibiotics. We were sent home with more too.
While we waited, Floss posted carrots into Fivla who waited for her friend very patiently (probably worried she would be next) and then we went to the shop to buy our supper leaving Vitamin to recover in the horsevan.
When we considered it safe to travel, we drove very slowly home.
Everything crossed for Vitamin please. She is eating now even less and I tell myself that no one eats after a painful trip to the vet/dentist. Tomorrow is another day.