It was really hard for us to make the decision to get our buddy’s teeth cleaned today. He’s 14 1/2 years old and it’s been about 2 years since he’s had them done last. He has terrible tartar, but we’re worried about his age and the anesthesia.
We wonder how much time he has left and is it really worth putting him through it, vs. the risk.
Tuesday, we took him to Newberg Family Pet Clinic. The last time Curtie was really sick, Dr. Dan took great care of him, so we felt that he would be able to assess whether or not C should get his teeth cleaned.
Overall, Curtie’s vitals are good and his blood-work showed that he should be able to handle the anesthesia. Dr. Dan told us that if it was his dog, he would do it. “But there’s always a risk.”
I did some googling about old dogs and anesthesia and decided to trust our doctor, though I still have pretty bad anxiety over the whole thing.
Today C-Moon is back at the vet. When we dropped him off, he was shaking so hard his teeth were chattering. We’ll get him back around 4pm today.
The photo above was taken on our walk this morning. Please send magic wishes for our buddy today.
2014 Cost of Camping:
$120 for 4 nights thru Friday 6/20
68 night paid camping
101 nights free camping
169 days this year
Total spent on camping this year: $2020
Daily average cost of camping: $11.95