This is my dog Brody. Last year the vet told my stepmom that Brody has gingivitis. My stepmoms response? “I can’t afford to get that treated. He’ll just have to wait.”
Two days ago he was rushed to the vet as he would not move or eat and if he was picked up he would yelp in agony. Twenty two of his teeth needed to be removed. Many were deteriorated so far with the gums that the vet could have pulled them out with her fingers. The cost? $150 to find out what was wrong with him. $800 to remove the teeth.
Please for all that is fucking good do not get pets if you cannot afford to keep them healthy. I am so furious with my stepmom. She can’t afford to treat his gingivitis or help me with gas to look for a job but a week ago she bought herself brand new shoes. (Not cheap ones.)
It hurts to see my dog acting like this and I can barely look at my stepmother. Do not wait to treat any issues your pet has!