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Old 01-19-2018, 03:11 PM
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Iím so torn as what to do about having my chi tooth cleaning because itís so dangerous for him to be sedated, he will not let anyone into his mouth to do this,also have heard many stories about doing it at the Mobil that does it with no sedation also so very expensive..advise please..


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Old 01-19-2018, 03:46 PM
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Why do you say "its so dangerous for him to be sedated?" I have had my 4 pound chihuahua's teeth cleaned and she has a collapsed trachea and a severe overbite. She came through just fine. The cleaning cannot be done accurately with no sedation, and it would be extremely uncomfortable for him. There are 'doggy dentists' if you live near a multi specialty clinic. My chi was found to have impacted 'fangs' on the bottom when we had x-rays taken. Nothing to do---one fang is almost against the jaw bone, having gone down, instead of going up! Vet never seen that before in an x-ray!
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Thanks for your reply Iím going to see how expensive this is, weíre seniors and I know itís very expensive but has to be done...


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Old 01-19-2018, 04:12 PM
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I feel your pain. I, too, am a senior, and have limited funds. My vet, whom I've known for years, lets me pay installments. I put some down and pay off the rest. Would your vet let you do this? I must say I have known this vet for 17 years, so we trust each other! Maybe put down so much for several months before the actual dental, and then you would not need that much at the actual dental?
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I just adopted an 8 year old Chihuahua.
For reference, he had sixteen teeth extracted right after I adopted him. It cost $850, and it was worth every penny. His quality of life has seriously improved. Heís eating everything I give him. Heís now chewing on hooves and even eating raw chicken wings.
My vet let me put down a down payment and pay 25% each month.


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Old 01-26-2018, 01:10 AM
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I don't give my dogs hooves. Our sheltie busted a tooth chewing on one. Too hard. I think chicken bones (raw) are fine.
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Thanks for all the replies to my questions I am going to figure a way to get this done as I think itís really important for his health...


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Today I made a appointment to get my chi Jax to have his teeth cleaned and Iím very nervous about the whole thing he also has to have his rabies shot which I also was so nervous to have done after reading so many negatives, itís so hard for me to take my precious 4.5 lb rescue in fear of what could happen and just knowing how very hyper he is and so scared he is, Iím finding the whole procedure causes me much apprehension as heís so small and the thoughts of anything happening to him would be devastating for me as Iím 76...I know the right thing for him is to have all this done so hope alls ok...


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