"Remember, You neutered my dog when he was very young," the man with his head shaved bad said. "Now, I have come for his annual vaccination".
"Has your dog any dental scaling?" I asked.
"No", the clean-shaven happy bald gentleman said.
My assistant tried to open the mouth for me to examine. The dog shook his head and clamp his jaws. "Your dog does not want his mouth opened," I tried to open his mouth, but without success. "There are hard brown tartar on the back teeth. He has some oral pain due to decaying teeth.
"We will do a blood test first," I told the owner who agreed to dental work.
The dog's front teeth looked much cleaner. Most likely, the groomer had provided dental scaling.
"Normally, old dogs can take isoflurane gas anaesthesia safely," I had done many cases. "Provided the heart, liver and lungs are normal."
Old dog with premolar 4 tartars (show some images of cases)
and carnassial tooth abscesses
blood test showed bacterial infections