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Easter Decor & The Pupsters


Almost Easter!

The dogs went to the vet today. Charlie had three loose tooth. They pulled them.

The vet, Wendy, said that all his remaining teeth are rotten. I asked her if she thought this was genetic, and she said yes. 

On March 30th, I'm taking both dogs in for a teeth cleaning. It costs more to get the dogs' teeth cleaned than it does to get mine cleaned. 

But then I don't have to have the measures taken that they do. So I understand $175 per dog. I guess. 

I love my babies. I'll do whatever I have to. You would too, I know.

I hope Charlie has a couple of teeth left when he comes home. Poor guy.
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  1. Yes, I would do the same for my dog. They are like children to us. :)

    Your Easter decorations are perfect.

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    1. When it comes to Easter, I seldom think very creatively for some reason. Yes, their breath is atrocious and if that's what the vet says, then that's what we'll do. I'll skimp somewhere else.

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  2. Oh, I certainly understand, our doggies are our babies! Hoping to get one when I finally get back to normal. Poor little Charlie. You'll have to make him some oatmeal!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. My dogs are so prone to pancreatitis, they are on a special diet and I cannot deviate at all or they get sick. I'm glad you'll be getting another dog, Shelia. Chloe Dawn would want you to have another pet to love.

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    2. I sure loved seeing Chloe Dawn on your blog!

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  3. Of course, these little precious puppies are family-I would do the same.
    Sweet Easter decorations, Brenda.

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    1. And you take care of family as best you can.

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  4. Poor baby. My schnauzers have terrible teeth too.

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    1. Think it's a small dog phenomenon?

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    2. My schnauzer has bad teeth also. Her mouth seems small for her teeth, as I had to have some of her baby teeth pulled, because they were not coming out on their own, so she had both baby and permenant teeth at the same time.

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  5. I always do for my pets too. Love them and they love me back unconditionally. Nothing better than that. :) Easter decorations are so colorful! I need to get mine out. Thanks for the reminder.

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    1. There is no person in this world that loves me more than these two pupsters.

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  6. I understand how you feel. My kitty is like a child to me. I would do anything for her. I feel bad for poor Charlie. Hate to see him have more teeth pulled. I love the Easter decorations! Makes me think of spring!

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    1. I know. I hate to see it too. But they're just barely holding in there, his teeth.

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  7. My 16 year old miniature poodle had 4 teeth removed last winter. He felt so much better. Apparently if you let it go too long (I did) those red gums indicate infection and the rest of the dog can get sick. He only eats soft food now, even though he has some teeth left. Anyway, it was worth it and I wish I had done it sooner. We also did the optional blood work and I was surprised to find aside from the expected infection he was healthy. It was definitely worth the money.

    Another thing I found is that big dogs rarely need their teeth cleaned. My older boxer has never had his teeth cleaned and the vet said it is unlikely he will ever need them cleaned.

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    1. Yes, I always have the blood work done to be safe. I know this vet only asks me to do what she thinks is mandatory. And so that's what we'll do. My pupsters are almost 10 years old and I want them with me as long as possible.

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  8. I understand completely! I would do anything in my power for my Bella girl!!!!! I was thinking this the other day as we walked in the park. We usually come upon people walking their dogs off leash...which I hate...so, I was thinking I would fight any dog, anything, bare handed to keep Bella safe!!!!! It is Bella and I against the world!!!!! Have a great day!!!!!

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  9. I completely understand - they're like your children! Loving the chicks!! Happy Thursday, Brenda ~

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  10. Yorkies are notorious for bad teeth whether they were highly bred or a mutt. They tend to not drop their teeth as they should as pups and get easily infected and their gums are really shallow. Larger dogs that say very good have less problems, but if your dog is running his cheek against the floor or other surface, and breathe is getting "gross" or teeth just look suspicious they should be cleaned, it takes infection everywhere and can really negatively impact his health and no there aren't doggy dentures, greenies help but don't get it all, and I couldn't brush my dogs teeth, much less floss them.

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    1. Not running his cheek against the floor, but his breath is awful. He has never liked to chew toys, which would probably help get the tartar off is teeth. I bought a whole grooming kit to groom them myself, but they won't be still for me. So I still have to take them to get that done.

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  11. I feel the same. My elderly cat has a 1500 dental Bill ! After your baby comes home meat flavor baby food works wonders. Hugs they deserve the best

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    1. They can't have that. They're too prone to pancreatitis. I can only feed them one brand, one flavor. Both hard and soft food. Isn't cheap. But they're my babies.

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  12. Fur babies are so expensive! As you know, I have cats. And people tend to think cats aren't an expensive pet to have, but they are (if you take good care of them - which we do). Zippo has had so many problems/vet expenses that we started calling him "our million dollar kitty". But like you said, you do what you have to do for your fur babies. I'm so sorry your pups are losing their teeth.

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    1. So far it's just Charlie. Abi's are pretty much intact I think.

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  13. poor babies! I know we do anything we can for our sweet furry loves.
    hugs,
    Linda

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    1. You lost your Charlie kitty not long ago. Do you think you'll get another one day?

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  14. When I had my two Yorkie babies years ago, it seemed like we had to take them in about every six months for a dental cleaning as they got older. My little dog Charlie always seemed to have a tougher time of it than his sister. Oh, how I miss those little cuties! You're absolutely right though, we do what we have to so that they are healthy and happy.

    I love all your darling Easter decor! I can't believe Easter is right around the corner already!

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    1. I'm ready for spring planting. But not sure the weather is.

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  15. So sorry about Charlie's teeth..[Yes, I would definitely do it]. Hope she feels better real soon.
    Your Easter décor is cute. I haven't done anything..I think Easter was so early this year.ha
    Have a great day.

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    1. I actually don't usually decorate for Easter. I just saw these items at my grocery store and got them.

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  16. You bet we would! Hope Charlie has some teeth left too.

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    1. Poor little guy. Abi already bullies him enough. I'm constantly on her about that.

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  17. Your right Brenda...we do what we have to for them..the same here with my cats...I see your terrarium is doing well...

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    1. I hope the terrarium is doing well. I've seen little bits of brown on some of the leaves...

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  18. Poor Charlie. I hope they can save some of his teeth. Love your cute Easter decor. xo Laura

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  19. I know I would do anything for my animals, no matter the cost, just as you're doing. I, personally, have a Husky mix that I found as a puppy in the Zaxby's parking lot. I picked him up thinking he got loose from the veterinarian hospital next door. I took him over there to make sure, but there was no record of him being there. It was then I realized somebody had just dumped him off. Needless to say I kept him. That was six years ago and he has grown to be a beautiful dog. Very big, but such a wonderful friend, or rather family.

    I hope your little Charlie will be okay and can keep some of his teeth, too. Bless his heart.

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  20. I think our vet chargees even more. Our Yorkie had issues with her teeth, too. But we have found a groomer that uses an ultrasonic method. She got all the tarter off Piper's teeth. I think I mentioned it before. Not too crazy about the grooming part but the cleaning his teeth for $30 and not to be put to sleep sure is a plus.

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  21. I know what you mean. My dogs also go in on the 30th for dental work. Tanner (corgi) has to have 6 teeth pulled. Hopefully Summer (English Cocker Spanial) only needs to have hers cleaned. But Tanner alnoe will be close to $1000. The ones he needs to come out are the hardest ones and have to be cut in pieces to get them out. What we do for our kids! One person at work asked me if we couldn't just let them fall out. lol. Not unless we want him to get an infection through his body.

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  22. Oh, poor little Charlie - is he in much pain??? Poor little guy....

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  23. Poor little guy! He'll feel better without them, I hope. It seems like our pups are most expensive than the kids were.
    You are so right- we will do whatever we have to for them. I hope the vet finds a few good teeth during the cleaning.

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  24. Pugs are like that, too...we've gone broke with their teeth. Bailey has hardly any left...but she can still wolf down her food just fine.

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  25. Poor dear Charlie. Those rotting teeth with the associated bacteria and their toxins must have an impact on his overall health. He'll probably feel so much better after the remains of the teeth are gone and he's healed. Give him our love please.

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  26. They are well-loved, Brenda and I know they return that love to you (even if they can't pay for your teeth cleanings :)!! Happy almost Easter... ~julie

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