Thursday, February 6, 2014
Thankful For My Dentist And Vet - Thankful Thursday Blog Hop
Tell me what you see in my mouth - or maybe I should say don't see? Yup - I has no toothies - none at all. i used to have a mouth full in October 2008 when M & D adopted me.
My toothie story (or lack thereof) is located in a tab at the top of my bloggy. But the long and short of it is that I had a bad disease called Stomatitis - kinda like being allergic to your own tooth decay. They only way to get rid of the infections I was having was to pull my toothies - all of them.
This is Pet Dental Health Month and my good friend @BunnyJeanCook's mom wrote an excellent article in the importance of dental health here. Please take a couple of minutes to read about it. It is important information for kitties and woofies too.
If my problems had not been caught by my vet, I might not be here today. But she recognized the signs and sent me to see an Anipal Dentist, who confirmed that it was Stomatitis and recommended all my toothies be pulled.
My problem was discovered only a couple of month's after M & D adopted me because my mouth had one infection after another even after my vet pulled a couple of toothies. No amount of antibiotics would clear it up. That's when she sent me to the Anipal Dentist in a nearby city, who then confirmed the diagnosis and pulled my toothies.
That was 4 1/2 years ago and I've been doing GREAT ever since. I'm a happy, healthy boy and still able to eat kibble, as long as M buys a kibble that is smaller in size. I can also eat wet food, which I get plenty of. M does make a mountain out of my wet food tho cuz I have no teeth to really eat it properly. After I've eaten most of the wet food, she makes another mountain out of the left over on my plate. Then she tells me to clean my plate - and I do!
I am so thankful to my lady vet for recognizing the problem and sending me to the Anipal Dentist, and so are M & D. And we are thankful to the Anipal Dentist for his expert knowledge.
Almost every state in the US has an Anipal Dentist. You will find a link in my side bar so you can check out those in your state. M says, yes they are pricey, but at least have a consultation visit if your vet recommends one. Sometimes there is help available if you have trouble with the $$.