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Postby milkyway » Fri Aug 24, 2007 12:24 am

I took my dog to have his annual injection today ($73). Next week he is having his teeth scaled and cleaned and he also needs a broken tooth removed. He has foul rubbish bin breath from infected gums. We've tried everything - washing his teeth with mouthwash, denture bones, raw bones, doggie toothpaste etc. but it was already too advanced when we got him last year to repair :(

He has to go under general anaesthetic for the procedure (poor luv) but it's going to cost us $500! I think I should get pet insurance....

Anyway, I hate to think he's in any pain and it's the only thing that will fix him, so we'll have to do it, but boy, does that price tag bite!!!
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Postby Ophir » Fri Aug 24, 2007 12:39 am

My cat is due for her injections. I have to get her done before December as she is going in boarding for 10 days while we are away for our wedding (dont tell her that!).

I really should get her teeth cleaned, but it isnt a necessity or life threatening. She doesnt have smelly breath or anything, just a bit of build up. She is 12 years old now and i dont want to put her under a general unless it must absolutely be done. Also i dont have $500 sitting around, especially since i now owe the tax office $810!
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:35 am

hey sandra- i dont have any pets but i have a kid! does that count? lol. you have to feed them, pay for medicine, take them for walks, play with them, bath them, make them a cosy bed :P thats why we dont have any pets because we cant really afford it and it wouldnt be fair on the pet because we wouldnt be able to afford things for it. hope your puppy goes ok with the teeth operation! will that be after you get back from your trip?
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:44 am

ah the joy of vet bills to look forward to when we get our pup. I can feel my wallet getting lighter already!
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Postby milkyway » Fri Aug 24, 2007 12:13 pm

kate_turner2000 wrote:will that be after you get back from your trip?


No, i have time at the moment so I will get it done next Wednesday. I think he's going to hate me next week... first of all, taking him to get his teeth done and then later, leaving him at a friends house for 3.5 weeks!
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Postby Chelle » Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:11 pm

Vet are quite expensive last year Zoe my dog slipped on the step when wet & shattered her tooth into tiny bit's it cost $300 then the following week she has torn her crutiate liguiment's in her leg at the beach, that cost $250 for the X-Ray then $40 in pain killer's for only 10 of them.
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Postby yummymummy » Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:03 pm

I have spent so much on vet bills over the last few years but look at him
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Postby milkyway » Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:56 pm

Aw - too kewt!

My dog had several teeth taken out today, as well as cleaned and now he's drooling blood all over his bed poor luv :(

$572 later...

He's very spaced out and not his normal self at all. I think he's really gonna hate me this week. We had a trial run with the dogsitters on Sunday night and he was a bit miffed about being left somewhere else overnight, but so nice to see him sooo happy to see me the next day. Melt my heart. Today was the vets. Sunday he's going to the dogsitters for almost a month while we go away. I know I'm going to fret for him!!!
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Postby shelbel » Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:54 pm

Ouch at the cost!! I dont think i even spent that much having my wisdom teeth out!!!
I would fret too, i fretted heaps about Navs (my cat) when we were away for 2 months and i made Graham (my partner) ring his brother who was looking after her and our house all the time. It was so cute, he put the phone near her and say 'cat' and she'd always meow! Made me miss her heaps!!

Jody, what a cute dog!! :D
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Postby milkyway » Thu Aug 30, 2007 2:58 am

He seems to be recovering OK. He ate a lot of mushy food for dinner. He just did the little happy dance. Did have a bit of a scare before when I went into where he's sleeping. He didn't stir and his leg felt cold and his eyes were open but unmoving. I thought he died! My heart was pounding and I ran into the lounge room screaming for my husband to come and help me. I switched on the light in the dining room and he was sitting going "What?" I slumped against the wall and almost cried with relief. He's never done that to me before.
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Postby shelbel » Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:21 am

Oh no!! That would have been horrible for you! Naughty boy scaring you like that! But very glad he is ok.
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:58 pm

omg heart attack mode!
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Postby yummymummy » Thu Aug 30, 2007 3:19 pm

oh how scary for you :o , Im glad he is OK
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Postby Chelle » Thu Aug 30, 2007 4:53 pm

HOW SCAREY, Glad your dog's fine
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