Ping is not without her share of health problems, including liver disease, deafness and arthritis. Her liver issues are managed with a special diet and supplements but it makes anesthesia a bit risky. Thats why I agonized and worried over her getting her teeth cleaned a few weeks ago. My vet and I put it off as long as possible, but eventually her teeth where so bad that she had loose ones in her mouth and was in pain, so clearly we had to do something. She went under with my excellent vet and had several extractions and a cleaning. I'm so glad I did it! My vet uncovered an actual hole in Ping's palate caused by her bad teeth that he had no idea was there. This was in a dog who had 3 other dentals and got regular brushings, so obviously Ping is just one of this dog's with bad teeth. The dental has really improved Ping's over all health. She's back to her old feisty self, she is even climbing stairs!
After my experience with Ping I'd tell anyone who has an old dog with very bad teeth, don't be too afraid to the dental. I really wish we had done Ping's sooner.
On another note the hat I'm wearing in these pictures represents a vintage style danger I never foresaw.
Driving safety! I wore it on Sunday while my husband and I where driving with the dogs to go on a walk down town and I had to take it off because it was so large he couldn't see to turn!
I wonder if this was a regular issues for 1940s drivers.