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Vet Fretfulness...
R Next Door, who spends very little time around here of late, because 'this place is unbearable', returned yesterday.She wouldn't help me get the flea treatment onto Moon for fear of exposing the dogs to infestation, which I suppose is fair enough. I managed. She then launched into a tirade about the dental treatment, saying that our vet habitually does needless extractions to make money, and 'everyone knows it.'  Cats don't need to have teeth removed, and a mouthful of rotten, broken teeth doesn't bother them, as they live with it all the time in the wild... If I insist on it, I should at least get another opinion, etc. Of course R is mad, but what if she's right? I really can't afford the expense, and what if it does more harm that good? I tend to trust the vet, though. R concedes thats she's very good except for her money-grubbing when it comes to teeth. I'm supposed to take Moon in tomorrow, anyway. I probably will. I'm too feeble to go faffing around looking for other vets to get another opinion...and what if they're crooks?  R may stop speaking to me, though,


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In a long life with cats, I've been lucky enough that hardly any of them have needed dental treatment, but that doesn't mean they *never* need any. This "in the wild" thing of R's is a load of bullshit. Humans are wildly uncomfortable with broken and rotting teeth, so why shouldn't cats be? They have nerves just the same as us.

The three cats I've had since I've lived in this flat have ALL needed lots of dental work. :(

Sticky catfood is a problem, and well... domestic cats outlive their teeth in the same way humans do.

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