Thursday, April 21, 2011

Pattes de poule

Somebody had his teeth done this week, which means that they shaved his leg for the IV.

 Pattes de poule - aka chicken legs

He's got awful teeth because he won't chew or let me go anywhere near him with a toothbrush.

Show them what you've got Cotton:

Yeah, that's a lot of teeth missing - and they pulled three more this time.

As much as it makes me sound awful, I'm half tempted to have them pull them all out.  (No, I wouldn't really do that.)   I can't afford $500 a year to keep doing this, but I don't see a lot of choice.  There's a direct link to the condition of his teeth to the rest of his health... for one thing, the worse his teeth are, the goopier his eyes and ears get.   The next time you consider a breed with "bad teeth" listed as a characteristic, listen carefully folks.  It's about more than pearly whites.

In the meantime, I'll get a few weeks when it won't seem like I'm sleeping with a fish monger.  WOO-EE, was his breath bad...  Even Tallulah kept her distance.

It's a good thing he's cute, I tell you.

1 comment:

  1. Henry had horrifying breath (he had to have eaten moist zombie bits), even though he does chew dental treats. Dentals are not cheap even without pulls..with? Ouch. You have my total sympathy!