by Maggie Sefton
I discovered that years ago when Carl, suddenly one day, turned away from his food. Shocked, I tried to hand feed him. He turned away. So I took him to the vet. Dr. Mulnix was an old experienced vet, who checked Carl thoroughly and couldnt find anything wrong. He wasn't sick. Then, the doc said, "Let's take a look at those teeth.". That was it. Two loose and diseased molars
were causing so much pain, poor Carl couldn't eat. He went into surgery that day. And had a GREAT appetite afterwards. I became a more vigilant pet owner from that day on.
bones, sticks, tree limbs, you name it and he likes to chew it. So the tooth brushing was definitely a no-go. Here, Max is sitting alone, posing, with his Innocent Look. Obviously hoping that vet tech with the thermometer won't be able to do anything since he's sitting down---on the part of his anatomy the vet tech is aiming for. :)
Some of you may already be familiar with providing for your dog's dental health.