Why, oh why, do I have to have my teeth cleaned when I chew on my beloved cow toes so much? Granted, I don’t chew on them like used to when I was a wee lad, but you’d think gnawing would scrape off the tartar.
And why, oh why, do I have to have my teeth cleaned when I had it done only two years ago? And my teeth are brushed at least once a week?
What happened to all the doggies a gazillion years ago who never had their teeth cleaned? Did all their teeth fall out?
I’ve got gingivitis. That’s why. Sigh.
I wonder why doggies have to have their teeth cleaned so often too. When I was young, my dog had good teeth and nobody cleaned dog teeth. Wonder if it has something to do with the food we feed our dogs now?
You gotta wonder.
I agree it has to do with diet. No one really allows bone chewing anymore. Also, my Dogtor (who is a genius) says Scotties just have bad teeth. Andy and I (Duffy) need to go every year! It’s the back molars that SHE can’t get to with the toothbrush that get really nasty. It could be that our mouths don’t open very wide to get back there. Elsa, on the other hand is 8 and she’s only had to have hers done once. Her mouth opens all the way to China for her scrubbing. Don’t worry, Stuart, it’ll be fine. You’ll get a nice snooze and lots of extra lovin’!!!!
Scotties have bad teeth? Well. I guess that’s it.
My thoughts “xactly Stu! But it’s true, the back inside part of the molars next to my tongue are the ones that my dogtor said were getting bad, and I am 2 years and 4 months young! I will be having my teefs cleaned on July 20th for the first time! It is hard to brush the back inside part of the molars for most doggies anyway! You’ll be fine and it’s true you will get babied lots! But I am scared. Mum says I shake so much in the waiting room when she takes me to the dogter, that she hopes my teefs don’t fall out first with all of that trembling and shaking going on!
We’ll be thinking of you!
Riley-Puppy and Tessie-Girl
Riley Puppy, don’t worry. I’ve had mine done and you won’t even know it’s going on. Don’t forget to take your antibiotics ahead of time so you don’t get sick afterwards. Please don’t worry. OK….now I guess I’ll stop worrying about my own appointment in August. But, I’m older than you. I worry more these days.
Gosh! Your teefs sure look good in this picture!! Mom wishes we had a great dogtor like yours to make sure I stay so healthy!! Of course she may take me to your Dr. Elliott cuz our locals are just not as thorough as she would like!! Healthy teefs = healthy heart and body-so says my mom!!
Well, I think you should come on over to my place. I think you’re sort of close by. Lori Elliott at Shady Grove Animal Hospital in the far West End. You’ll LOVE her.
Yeah, my front teeth are bee-you-ti-ful. It’s the back ones where I have gingivitis. Yuk.
Thanks from the peep for the info, Stuart. She’ll get me an appointment when we return from the mountains next week. We hope Dr. Elliott won’t want ta clean my teefs, cuz I’ll be SERIOUSLY UPSET if I have ta skip breakfast, then ride in the car for almost 2 hours! Yikes!! Mom says “we’ll do it if we need to do it”! UNBELIEVABLE! : ((
I say enough already! It’s always something. We’re supposed to eat healthy foods, not too many treats, watch our weight, get enough exercise, take our vitamins or meds, have regular baths/grooming and keep our nails clipped. Forget my teeth! They’re mine, I like them, they help me to chew my food, and I don’t want a cleaning…so there!
McDuff & Mom
It’s always something. Sigh. You’ve said it best.
What happened to all the doggies who never had their teeth cleaned a gazillion years ago? They’re all dead. This proves that no teeth cleaning causes death. Wait, I have to rethink that, Kyla had her teeth cleaned. Me, I think I’ll live forever-I’m a bird and dentists haven’t made a penny on me.
Well, ta dum. Yes. Those doggies are dead. A trillion years of dental nastiness gone in a split second.
You don’t have teeth. Just grinders in your gullet, yes?
No way I let Mama brush my teeth. My Dogtor says I’m good dental wise right now and I’m 5. Mama has known puppy mill dogs ( thru rescue) dogs who have rotten teeth. One poor Chin had some teeth just fall out prior to dental surgery. He has 4 left in his mouth. So it could be genetics and the kind of foods they make for us too….but you know those poor Puppy Mill dogs probably get the cheapest food, and very little Vet preventive care. Oops, Mama is getting upset about Puppy Mills, gotta run…..we’ll. Be thinking about you Stuart…you know you’ll get extra cuddles…
OH Skyler, I didn’t mean to upset you and your peep. Puppy mills are bad. Yes. My predecessor came from one. He ate pizza by the slice and anything else he could muster.
Think about me in August when I have it done.
Oh Stu, that sucks! Sorry buddy.
Wally & Sammy
Yeah, doing it in August. Not urgent but it’s gotta be done. Sigh.
Sidney has had his teeth cleaned several times. The last time he had to have an extraction.All of the Scotties have had tooth problems. Our vet does non anesthesia dentals and they really work well. The Scotties have chew dental bones and regular bones available every day. It is a Scottie thing.
Teeth can be a big problem. Thank goodness for good peeps like yours to help. ❤