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  •  Do you know how much it costs to have a cat's (4+ / 0-)

    teeth cleaned?

    •  Do you have any idea how much it costs to (3+ / 0-)
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      put orthodontia on a dog?

      (I really wasn't kidding with my earlier comment. Unfortunately And cats? They charge anesthesia by the pound. My dog weighs over 70 lbs. Sigh...)

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      So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

      by grover on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 01:57:15 PM PST

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      •  Seeing a dog with dentures would make my day. (4+ / 0-)

        Actually, my nephew is a veterinary dentist in Australia. He does all the zoo animals as well. He did some dental work on a polar bear a while back. The OR team was my nephew, an anesthesiologist and a man with a big rifle. If the bear wok up, the guys with the gun was supposed to shoot the bear. And the whole operation was done inside a big steel cage. All went well though.

        For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life. - Albert Camus

        by Anne Elk on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 02:29:03 PM PST

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        •  orthodontia = braces (0+ / 0-)

          I'm pretty sure they don't do dentures on dog. The risk of choking is much too high. Even with Extra Strength Polygrip.

          If a dog loses certain teeth (most molars), you just let them go without. If he loses really important teeth, you can do implants.

          Yes, I'm serious.

          Veterinary dentistry is very cool. Tends to be quite expensive because in addition to all of the stuff that humans need, you need specialized labs -- plus, as noted, anesthesia except in very specific circumstances. But it's incredibly cool.

          And like humans, the better dental health an animal has, in general, the better his overall health and the longer he'll live.

          © grover


          So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

          by grover on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 02:56:09 PM PST

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          •  Kidding (1+ / 0-)
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            For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life. - Albert Camus

            by Anne Elk on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 03:01:51 PM PST

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            •  Ah. (0+ / 0-)

              Never sure what some folks know or don't know about veterinary issues around here. So I figure it's best to just play it safe, so some Kossack doesn't walk into her vet's office demanding a bridge for her 18 year old toothless dog because she saw it here.

              Ya never know, eh?

              :)

              © grover


              So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

              by grover on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 03:15:02 PM PST

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    •  More than (2+ / 0-)
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      I pay for a full year of food.  Try cleaning the teeth of a 19-year old Rag Doll without full anaesthesia.  

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