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  1. Thank you for the support so soon! To answer a few questions...Jewel our Grey is not currently having teeth issues. That I am aware of... She chews on her toys (mostly squeaky plush toys) and will retrieve tennis balls (well chase and play with tennis balls, we are working on bringing them back, lol). She eats dry kibble with gusto and even an occasional crunchy treat. We are lucky that she has no problem with us touching her mouth and we are able to treat with the periodontal "goo" application once a day. Today she did have some slight gum bleeding after working over a plush toy with a fierce determination. But it was very light and stopped when we gave the toy a break. I figure with all the tartar on her teeth that it would be like a human flossing after way too long. She does not seems 12, she has "zoomies" around the yard and chases balls. We go on a 1/2 a mile walk almost everyday...she seems ready to turn home at the 1/4 mile-ish mark and I let her. She does have an obvious deformed front "wrist" joint. Probably a track injury that healed not quite right. (Her foster mom said she would limp and favor that joint if walked too long...we have not seen her do that, yet). I am so thankful for this group and the advice so far...thank you, again!
  2. I am sure this topic has been covered a bunch. This forum has helped me a lot with questions. Our sweet girl is 12 years old, 13 in a few months. She has settled into our home like she has always lived with us. I am not new to dogs, but new to greys...where have these amazing dogs been all my life!! My biggest concern right now is her teeth, they are super bad. So, bad our local vet has said she doesn't feel comfortable doing any work on her. The closest vet that specializes in dental care is about 2 hours away. And even if we took her there, which we would, with her age and being a grey aka not great with anaesthesia and add post op pain management it is a toss up if it is worth it. We are using the periodontal capsule goo squeezed on her teeth once a day and an additive to her water. (This helps 80-90% with the horrible doggie breath she arrived with...) After reading this forum I have found maybe we should start wiping her teeth once or twice a day. I don't think we could brush most of her teeth are just stumps. She is on a list of suppliments for her joints and gut health. I start her second round of dewormer today. Any other advice on teeth or other things you wish you had known. Thanks!!
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