Friday, August 31, 2007

Teeth!

Moxie got her teeth cleaned today. They did an excellent job and it was well worth the money I paid to have it done outside of our clinic. Here are the before and after pics.

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As you can see, they really weren't that bad to start with, but her breath was horrible and her gums were beginning to show the signs of peridontal disease so I wanted to get her mouth overhauled and I'm quite pleased with the result.

They ran some labwork before her anesthesia and everything looked good except for some very slight, very mild elevations in one kidney value (BUN). It's probably nothing, but I'll have it rechecked in a few weeks to be sure.

Being the OCD freak that I am, its making me rethink her diet, and I'm on the hunt now for the perfect dog food. I only just decided on the perfect cat food after almost a year of searching and researching. I've decided on a 100% canned food diet. I chose Wellness because they use human grade meat and their canned food is grain free. Of all the canned cat foods on the market I was most impressed with wellness. My only concern is they package the food in pop top cans, and there is some chatter about a link between pop top cans and hyperthyroidism in cats. I've decided not to worry about it though (yeah right!) To read why cats need canned food click Here

In other news, Sully's stools seem to be improving on the slippery elm and acidophilus supplements. He had one partly normal, partly abnormal stool yesterday. Its a step in the right direction and I'll take it. If he keeps this up much longer I'm going to seek out the advice of a specialist. I don't want him losing nutrition during his formative months.

5 comments:

Oscar's mummy and daddy said...

Wow Moxie, looks at those white gnashers!

Katy xxx

Debra Kay said...

Pasht agrees with the article and insists that I make ammends and start feeding can totally.

I've got to do some revamping of the diet-all the dogs are eating K/D right now due to Dottie's condition, but the two big dogs are gaining weight. Prissy comes from the same kennel as Dottie does, so I theorize that what is good for Dottie might be preventative in some manner for Prissy. The vet thinks at the very least it would help keep weight on her.

Dori and Boomer said...

Moxie's teeth look awesome and I'm glad to hear Sully is headed in the right direction.

I was excited to see that Wellness has a canned food Boomer can eat. Their venison canned for dogs is 95% venison and 5% water. Hooray!
Thanks for the nice comment about Boomer. We've worked really hard and he's finally coming around.

Char said...

Her teeth look brilliant :)

Have you ever thought about BARF? No more teeth cleaning!

The Brat Pack said...

Her teeth look great! I'm getting mine done this month too.

Tucker