Sprout was doing great for a few weeks. He loved to wrestle with and chase his sister. But one day last week we noticed that Sprout seemed really weak and wasn't running around anymore. We couldn't figure out what was wrong but it was clear he wasn't eating. Then I took a look at his mouth and discovered that one of his canine teeth was growing into his gum and cutting it up. The poor little guy couldn't eat because it hurt his mouth too much. So I mixed him up some nice wet-food-and-hot-water smoothies and he slowly gained his strength back over the next couple of days. His tooth will need to be removed eventually but he is still too small to go under anesthesia.
Sprout will be with us for about two more weeks before going back to the Fredericton SPCA to await a forever home.