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Teeth Cleaning

The vet wants to put Lucy, 9 years old, under for a teeth cleaning. She has never had this done and I am nervous about the anesthesia. The vet claims at this point the danger of anesthesia is less than the danger of dirty teeth. What do you think. I brush them occasionally...I know, shame on me. Should I do it?
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I agree with your vet! It's time!
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I think she is still young enough, but close . . . I was nervous when I had it one for Henry last year when he turned 5. All was well.
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The vet is right. Don't hesitate. Serious stuff. Don't underestimate the health effect, and it is hugely expensive if it gets bad.

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Not only can it be hugely expensive, but infected teeth can and usually does affect the heart........not only in dogs, but humans too!
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