- 8am drop Rocks off for a teeth cleaning.
- 11am Vet calls, blood work not good. May have a tumor
- I say, "did you even look at the teeth?"
- Need xrays, more blood work. No teeth cleaning today. Dog really not good.
- 3:30 No tumor. Canine teeth are bad. May need to extract. Extraction tricky, could break Jaw. Wants to schedule for two weeks out.
- I say, "I want a referral to a dentist." Pause and then vet responds, "Oh yes, that's probably a good idea."
- 4:30 Pick up Rocky, get contact info for Dentist.
- Call Dentist. Bring him in. No need for the buddy to be in pain.
- 4:00pm. Dentist looks at teeth.
- Yep something wrong.
- Nope not the canine
- Back tooth broken and exposed.
- She shows me. Yep, there it is.
- Canines? well heck. They need cleaning, but, don't think they are infected.
- Made appointment, Rocks gets a root canal on Tues. OK, this is all about $$ here. Extraction would be about $200 cheaper. But I'd rather have Rocks have his teeth.
So I've got to ask myself, what is up with the vet? I've been going to this clinic for 18 years. My vet is on vacation and this gal is managing the store. I'm going to wait until after the dental next week, but then I'm going to contact my vet. My confidence in the vet is gone.
Could Rocky have a tumor? Anything is possible. But good golly miss molly what was she thinking?