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Brush Your Dog's Toofuses!!!

So I just got back from picking up my dog from the vet. He had two toofs extracted. Two middle ones, lower level in the front. Apparently, they were kind of crooked and they trapped like hair and glop and it all got stuck in there-- and caused an bacterial infection which rooned stuff.

The dog dentist had to clean out the whole teeth area and put a fake bone in there to replace what he took out or whatever. Roscoe is home now and he's sort of out of it but is ok. (He's giving me looks though).

I feel really guilty about it. I know I'm supposed to brush his teeth and I've tried to every now and then!-- but Roscoe totally was difficult about it and I kind of blew it off. I would buy dental chewies or whatever. And had an attitude like, 'Wolves don't get their teeth brushed! I can't imagine dogs really need it.' This is probably some BS to sell me more pet junk.

It's not.

Dogs need their teeth brushed! And if you think your dog doesn't need it-- he/she does. Just ask Roscoe. So stop neglecting your dog's toofuses so your dog doesn't end up looking like my dog all like a hillybilly toofus doofus with a bad dad.

Go brush em right now! Prevents tartar build up! Promotes fresh breath! And is healthier all around! Plus you don't have to spend hundreds of dollars getting their teeth yanked out of their head like me!

Don't be a bad dog dad or mom! Don't get a guilt trip! Brusha brusha brusha!

ok bye!

PS. From the vet:

PPS. Also for cats!

PPS. Also to commenter person, the issue wasn't his food. Roscoe gets good dog food only. Mix of dry and canned. And sometimes scraps from the table. His teeth were not rotting from too much Fun Dip or whatever. It was that stuff got trapped in between his bottom teeth (hair, food, whatever) which caused an infection of the gum.


Anonymous weeze said...

first? and dont worry tODD Youre not a bad dog daddy-o

8/11/2008 6:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try the Budweiser Chelada beer, if you want something with "salsa" in it. What with the Clamato and lime added in just the right amounts, it's pretty good. If you don't like it, then I'll PayPal you a nickel.

8/11/2008 6:18 PM  
Blogger Legion said...

It wasn't the not brushing roscoes teethies tODD, it was roscoe opening the peanut butter jar that did it.

8/11/2008 6:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a nice doctor! Adding in that Roscoe was brave. I don't think my vet would be that compassionate.

8/11/2008 6:26 PM  
Anonymous Louise said...

We need pictures when he's feeling better! Is it going to make eating weird for him? Are there doggie dentures?

8/11/2008 6:37 PM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

Awwww. Doggie hugs and healing vibes for Roscoe.

8/11/2008 7:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what about cats? Do you have to brush their teeth too?

8/11/2008 9:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you're one of the best doggy daddy's I know tOdd.

Vibes to the furry roomie.


8/11/2008 9:16 PM  
Blogger Regan said...

If I tried to brush my cat's teeth, I'd lose an eye for sure.

Ain't no WAY i'd go near her with a toothbrush.

I like my eyesight too much.

That being said if she did lose all her teeth, the birds around my house would be safe.

8/12/2008 1:03 AM  
Anonymous wakkka wakkka said...

oh man! your vet is the best ever. that cat website thing is such a good idea. HIGH FIVE.

8/12/2008 1:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Toofuses? youre a cheese ball, todd.

8/12/2008 5:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, i read this article and wanted to say we've had Dogs longer than i can remember - back to the days of my great-great-grandfather there have been dogs in this family nonstop. Non of them got their teeth brushed and non ever had problems with them. Dogs don't need to get their teeth brushed if they're fed right.
We where told the same by each dog breeder we've ever been to. Fibrous food helps the dog to clean his teeth while eating.
But if your dog only gets dry dog food or the stuff out of the can his teeth won't clean themselves and eventually start to rot.

Just wanted to make that point.
Good vibes!

8/12/2008 6:19 AM  
Blogger LibrariAnon said...

Nah--certain breeds hae tooth problems, just due to selective breeding for particular traits.

My dog has retained some of his baby teeth, which is common in his breed, and so he'll never have "self cleaning" teeth. My mother's dog (of the same breed) lost his two front bottom teeth because he had the same problem, but doen't get his teeth brushed. And he's only 3 years old, and gets a pretty diverse diet.

If in doubt, brush!

8/12/2008 10:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor little Roscoe Boo! (((((((((((Roscoe)))))))))))

8/12/2008 10:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my God! What are the wolves to do? We need to pass a bill requiring wildlife dental health!

Sounds ridiculous but stranger things have happened.

Keep being a good dogie daddy tOdd :)

8/12/2008 11:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My dog had the same thing happen last month! I was traumatized!

I brought him to the vet for a cleaning (figured that would be a great 6th birthday present for him), and when I picked him up I learned that the three bottom teeth right in front had been removed! The vet said they were rotten and wobbly so they had to come out so he wouldn't get an infection. I felt so bad and I mourned his little smile. But he's still got a cute smile - now he just looks like a third grader with a gap in his grill.

(And the bill was $438.00, by the way.)

I want to start brushing his teeth, too. But he hates it. Of course.

8/12/2008 11:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brush a cats teeth!?!?!

Good way to lose a finger! I'd rather clean out the garbage disposal while it's running.

8/12/2008 12:25 PM  
Anonymous schnauzer_lover said...

wow..why bother getting a pet if you aren't going to care for it properly.

think of all the pain you caused him and the cost you incurred with this.

all because you would rather stare at the tv instead of occasionally brushing his teeth.

8/12/2008 1:37 PM  
Anonymous t$ said...

wtf, schnauzer lover - who are you to judge? and, I think all of us on the site can 100% confirm that tOdd is one of the best dogdads out there!!

8/12/2008 1:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes schnauzer! You are an A hole.

8/12/2008 2:03 PM  
Anonymous CLol said...

Trust me if the government spent money cleaning wolves teeth it will be money better spent than most government spending. Vote Obama! He will get the wolves teeth cleaned!

8/12/2008 3:47 PM  
Anonymous T$ said...

lol @ clol

8/13/2008 9:42 AM  
Anonymous schnauzer_hater said...

yeah schnauzer, screw your stupid schnauzer. If it were up to me I would decapitate it and pee in the neck wound.

animals are here to be used by man, it is in the bible. If todd wanted to boil his dog for his own amusement, g_d would be ok with that.

8/13/2008 10:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brushing the teeth of a dog, cat, lizard, or other is a scam. I've lived with animals my entire life, not to mention theirs. Having lived with dogs and cats until their dying days, I have yet to see anything other than tarter buildup. They never lost any teeth and their mouths and gums never irritated them.

Unless you are feeding Roscoe sugary treats, you've been duped by a greedy veteranary institution, hoping to scam the less educated of their patrons. I'd seek out a different vet--one who doesn't forget that the one carrying the wallet is an animal too.

8/15/2008 7:22 AM  
Blogger 伊波nora said...

Um, brushing their teeth is supposed to SAVE you money. (Except maybe on the brush and the animal toothpaste.) But man, I've tried to brush my cat's teeth, and it's meltdown time. Maybe if we start when they're really young it would work better?

8/16/2008 6:57 AM  
Blogger Tina said...

I have no idea about brush pet's teeth but I do know that we should brush pet often to reduce shedding.You could check here

3/10/2009 4:37 AM  

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