No, not me or James...it's Jack's turn for his dental cleaning and check-up. I'm not a dog person so I didn't realize why his breath started to stink and why when he licked something it smelled like stinky cheese. When my good friend and veterinary technician Lisa came to visit, I mentioned it and she looked and was astonished at how nasty his teeth were. She said it was a cesspool of bacteria. I was totally freaked out since I had a new baby. Then, I looked into prices for these teeth cleanings and freaked out even more. Intravenous fluids, anesthesia, lab work. But, alas, it had to be done.
Then, I found out he needed to have up to date vaccines to get his teeth cleaned. Ugh, more money. I mean, I like Jack, but it's real money here. We got to the place and they said he needed heart worm meds so my baby didn't get worms. Ahh! But to give them to us, he needed to get a test first otherwise the meds would kill him. Ok, I said.
THEN, they called me later in the day and he was also suffering from an ear infection. Poor guy... and yet poor me who had to buy two more meds. Don't worry, he also needed 3 teeth pulled cause they were decayed into stumps and only staying stuck in his mouth with plaque. Pain killer and antibiotics required. Ahhh!
Long story short (or long) over $500 later, my dog's breath smells better.