Sunday, January 29, 2006

Dental equality for all species!

My folks dropped the bomb a couple of days ago ... I have a vet appointment on Thursday.

That's right. They're gonna take me to this place!

I don't understand why they want someone to mess with my bum. Just because they can't appreciate my glandular fragrances, does that mean it's necessary to have somethin' done? They call it expressing. I think they just don't WANT me to be able to use aroma to express myself. Bah.

And another thing. They want the doc to look at my mouth because of a little white bump they found. It's probably nothin' but they want it looked at. AND... this part upsets me the most - the vet is gonna examine my mouth to tell them whether I need a full dental cleaning. Can you believe that? These people are so picky about wanting every little thing looked at, and they take me to a vet to do a dentist's job. Why not take me to a dentist? If they're gonna put me through this, they oughtta at least do it right!

Then, Mama tells me vets do dental work 'cause we don't have doggie dentists. HOLD UP! This is not cool. How come people have dentists and we don't? We doggies value our teeth even more than humans do, 'cause we live to eat. So what's up with that?

I find this a deeply disturbing world that we live in. And I'm gonna start a crusade to get specialized dental care for us doggies! What would the silly vet do if one of us needed braces?

- Tyler


Blogger Anne said...

Oh Tyler, I am sure the vet is well qualified to do dental work on your lovely teeth - as for needing braces, I think animals don't usually have the sort of problems that humans have. I think it is funny that dentists are different to doctors - surely dentistry should be a medical speciality instead of a separate profession? But then I am not a vet, a dentist, or a doctor... But take care of yourself and I am sure all will be well on Thursday - Diva and Sophie send their best wishes too.

2:56 PM  
Blogger Connie and Rob said...

Unfortunately we all have to go to the doctor every so often to get a check up. This is good for you. Here is a secret I will let you in on...if you are really good...most doctors give you a bone when they are finished with your exam.

Keep eating healthy and not so much junk food and your pearly whites will be fine.


3:02 PM  
Anonymous Iggy and Bella said...

Happy Chinese New Year of the dog from Iggy and Bella!

5:19 PM  
Anonymous Brandi said...

It can't be all that bad if you gave the Vet a kiss the last time you went.

8:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tyler, greetings! Just wanted to let you know that there are veterinarians who complete residency training to become specialists (and often board-certified) to perform oral surgery and dentistry in dogs, cats, horses and pocket pets! Perhaps your mommy could find one for you if you need more than just a routine dental cleaning. Good luck!

6:00 PM  
Blogger LauraHinNJ said...

Just show that vet how well your teeth are working just as they are! *giggle*

Hope all goes well.

12:20 AM  
Blogger mypugsblog said...

Dude, I feel for you - I have to get the expressing done on my butt too! I don't know why the vet is so fixated on my lower half...

2:38 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Last year I broke a tooth somehow, and then I had to go in for a day. They gave me something to make me take a looooong nap and they took out the tooth. It didn't hurt at all. I was bak in the kibble as soon as I was allowed to eat. Mommy says it hurt her wallet more than it hurt me.


10:42 PM  
Blogger Eponine's Cowboy said...

This is a link to one dental center. I'm sure there are more!

Hope you are well. Please be sure to provide an update. BTW, I had two boys stay with me last week and they were not at all shy about expressing themselves aromatically. I kept thinking they'd at least say "excuse me" or blush or something.

7:05 PM  

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