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Teeth Cleaning By Vet

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I was just wondering if anyone has ever had to have their dog's teeth cleaned while under?

We have an appointment with the vet on Monday to set a date to have it done. We have never had a dog with such tartar on their teeth and the vet is anxious to have it removed. We feel very good about it since his specialty is animal denistry and even clean the animals teeth at the St. Louis Zoo.

What we were wondering is what your dog felt like once they got home and what kind of diet they had to eat since I am sure their teeth and gums are very sore.

We are very nervous about the whole ordeal but will be glad once Annie has her gleaming teeth and smile back!

Thanks for any input you might have!!!!

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Do it! I never brushed Maggie Mae's teeth (ATB). When she was older, the Vet said it had to be done. She had the begin of heart disease and I was told the bacteria from the teeth travel through the blood stream :eek: Bad news! So we did it and she came home just fine. Didn't effect her appetite or chewing, and no special diet. I guess it's like getting our teeth cleaned?? I'm sure the Vet will discharge with orders.

I vowed to start brushing my next dog's teeth. They both get their teeth done everynight at bedtime. It has become a routine and they know after coming in from last potty call to go to the bathroom for teeth brushing. I actually keep their toothbrush in the holder next to mine! I is a good reminder to do it. I'm sure your Vet would be happy to show you how to do it. It really will make a healthier pet in the long run.

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