This is my first post and its great to be here with you. I hope to interact with you and exchange information and ideas
We have a 12 year old greyhound, Lulu, who is in good health but has very poor teeth. We have always tried to care for her teeth without taking her in for a dental done by a veterinarian. Unfortunately our methods have not worked. Her teeth are in pretty bad shape.
At this point our new veterinarian has recommended a full dental procedure. The cost is high, but the decision Im having to make is whether or not to subject our dog to the risks of anesthesia.
I voiced my concern to our vet and she indicated that the pluses out weigh the minuses and that its in her best interest for us to have the procedure done.
Im very much interested in your opinion as dog owners as to what you think. I know we have to make the final decision, but Ive always believed the more input you can get, the better.
The dental would include an EKG Presurgical for precaution.
How do you feel about the benefits of teeth cleaning and extractions (as needed) vs. any potential risks of being put under for the procedure?
Thanks very much for your input. I really appreciate your opinions.
best to you all,