Is your Best Friend Suffering in Silence?
This is a hard question to think about. Anyone who has had tooth or mouth pain knows how excruciating it is (right, Troy?). I had a wild conversation with a dentist friend recently. “I have had women tell me they would rather have another child then go through that again.” Now that is pretty intense. Think about it…think about the last time you had a tooth killing you. It changes EVERYTHING. You can’t think straight, you can’t walk straight, you can’t do anything straight. So what do you do? You head straight to your dentist to get it fixed, and when the pain subsides your dentist is your favorite person on earth!!
Now imagine that pain – can you feel it? Now imagine you can’t do a single thing about it. You can’t do anything about it because you can’t drive or ride a bike, you can’t dial a phone, you can’t text, you don’t even have opposable thumbs for crying out loud!! Our pets do not act like us and they sure don’t think like us. If you or I have a problem, we fix it. Cold outside? We invent coats. Too far to walk? We invent cars. Humans are problem solvers, it’s what we do.
Your best friend, dog or cat, is no problem solver. He or she may be able to get into the garbage no matter what you do, but getting to someone to fix that pain is not in the skill set.
The reality is that I see painful mouths every single day, but pet owners aren’t aware of it. I see broken teeth, rotten teeth, dead teeth, and exposed root every day. Part of my job as a veterinarian is to help owners see problems that their best friend is hiding. Make no mistake about it, they are hiding what hurts. If an animal in the wild shows pain, what is his or her fate? It’s not good, I’ll say that. So they hide what hurts because that is what animals do. And they are very, very good at it.
So the real question is – what is your best friend hiding?
To help answer that question and help you understand what your best friend is going through please call today and schedule a Free 10 minute consultation.
The last thing we want is for your best friend to suffer in silence.