On Friday we took Deedle in to get her teeth cleaned. We had had them cleaned a few years ago, and really, it’s something we should do yearly, but last time it cost us almost $900, so, you know, sometimes I kinda forget to make the appointment.
I do try to brush Deedle’s teeth, but she moves her head all around, and it is quite difficult, so I am lazy about it. After this latest teeth cleaning, though, I am determined to brush regularly. Why? Deedle had to have 7 teeth extracted! Some of her teeth were so rotten they were on the verge of falling out of her mouth. No wonder her breath is so horrible. She had come to us with bad teeth to begin with–she had been chained up in the backyard for weekends at a time with a big bowl of food and water that she probably went through the first day, so I suspect she tried to chew through the chain.
But, the moral to the story is, if you have pets, take care of their teeth! I just found out about a product called PetzLife. It comes in gel and spray form and is supposed to be very effective at reducing plaque. The vet did emphasize that you really DO need to brush, though, so that’s what I will do. Really.