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Pawz4me

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Posted: 12/04/19 05:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Congratulations! We'd love to see a picture when you get a chance.


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Posted: 12/04/19 05:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We've had a lot of dogs over the years (and still have multiple), and as we travel around the country we've found a huge difference in canine dental costs from state to state. Lows from about $200 in GA to well over $600 in FL.


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Posted: 12/04/19 06:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Congrats! Enjoy!


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I have paid from $250 for blood work, cleaning & extractions, pain med/x-rays to $1,500 depending on what area of the country we were in.

Do know -- small dogs are more apt to have dental problems because of all the teeth crammed into a small space. At minimum you should get them cleaned at least every 2 years, but yearly is more ideal. The are worth every penny we spend on them.

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If she hasn't had a good quality food, her dry skin could be from that. If you improve her diet you should she her skin and coat change for the better within a few months.

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Never thought I'd be part of the Pet Forum, but here I am!
Thanks for the well wishes, I appreciate that.

My cuz has been texting pics to me, she is really nice. We are looking forward to getting her home.

Not sure what they fed her at the kennel. Could be lots of reasons for the rash and dry skin. I'm sure diet plays a big part of that. And care too. The vet visit today included some treatment for the skin.

Surprisingly, she is a purebred and comes with papers. Doesn't matter to me but nice to have.

Very glad we were able to save her from her date with a death needle. Makes me happy.

I'll post a pic once we get her home, after the bath and groom. She looks a little ragged right now, but that's ok, we will get it looked after.

Haven't posted pics here since my own website crashed and burned many years ago. That's where I hosted my pics. I'll check out my best option for that.


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Congratulations. Often, a major portion of dental care is the anesthesia. It's possible you can get her teeth done at the same time as her spay - that will save you the additional cost of anesthesia. Be sure to ask your vet.

As she's a puppy mill dog, take things slowly with her. She may have more health issues as she grows older and may have some personality confusion. But with lots of love and understanding, you can make a happy life together.


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Here is a pic of her. This is before being cleaned up and groomed.

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* This post was edited 12/04/19 09:30pm by BobsYourUncle *

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Posted: 12/05/19 04:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

She's a cutie! And for a rescue she doesn't look that bad at all grooming-wise. So many of them are completely matted messes, so bad you can't even tell what breed/mix they are, and they have to be shaved down to the skin.

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I hope you are able to rescue this girlie. A pox on backyard breeders who breed these babies over and over again without regard to their health.

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