We are a thousand dollars in the hole today after what was expected to be a routine dental visit for Buddy went awry.
I had Buddy's teeth cleaned 5 or 6-years ago when I was single but honestly I/we, have put off doing it again because it's expensive.
Word to the wise.
Don't put it off.
He's nearly 8-years old now and I told Brad that we really needed to bite the bullet and have his teeth cleaned before Shelby arrives.
So, we did.
His last few vet visits they've looked at his teeth and said they didn't look bad.
Well, they were wrong!!
We took him in yesterday only to get a call a few hours later saying Buddy has major gum problems and periodontal disease.
Three of his teeth needed to be extracted because the roots were exposed.
Pooch has been in pain and we didn't know it!
Anyhoo..the total bill for the teeth was $900-something but we had regular shots done too, so the final tally was over $1,000.
Not exactly what we were planning.
Who knows whether it would have saved us money and Buddy pain, if we would have been more preventive.
Some breeds have dental issues and some don't but one thing is for sure their overall canine health depends on it.
All in all, it is what it is.
I'm just glad it's done and over with.
Buddy is on the mend now but very groggy and out of it.
He has stitches and everything.
Brad told Buddy that his dental bill was his gift from Santa.
If only Santa was real.......