Sigh.. Well Zebra's been home for quite some time, this month she had her teeth cleaned and had one tooth extracted because she had a cat cavity. The vet tells us that she has a few more cavities coming in, but they were not bad enuf to be extracted at the time. She suggested that I either get a toothbrush & toothpaste for her, or that I brush her teeth with a cloth, with Chamomile tea on it. Apparently the Chamomile acts as a disinfectant. Zebra bites me (lightly) everytime I try to go near her mouth. Her teeth don't *seem* to be bothering her anymore.. she's eating hard food & everything.. but shejust doesn't want me to go near her mouth! I bought her plaque/tartar fighting treats, which she doesn't really care much for.. just wondering if anyone else has any suggestions.I've been trying to slowly introduce it to her.. like when i'm brushing/petting her, i'lljust try to put my fingers near her mouth.. she'll stand it for a second.. and then she snaps at me. Can't blame her i guess.. but the vet wants me to do this 2x a day!!!! I don't want poor zebra to lose all of her teeth!!!
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1/21/05 at 5:17am