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In which the $40 pony has dental surgery. . .

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  • In which the $40 pony has dental surgery. . .

    So she's back home and tucked in the round pen for tonight. The broken tooth has been successfully pulled. Unfortunately, the one in front of it had to come out too, so she's missing 2 molars on one side. The vet thinks she'll do fine as long as we keep up with the floating. The dentist feels that it was a good thing she came home with me when she did, because her body was trying to cope by laying down calcification at the roots of the teeth and in the general area, and the (alvious?) which is supposed to be kinda soft was already hard, and if it had been allowed to go on much longer there wouldn't have been much we could have done. The dentist charged $485. The vet will bill me for the drugs, but I figure another $150 or so. So not awful as far a vet bills go.

    I might not have all the details right, but that was my general understanding of the situation.

    She's as friendly as ever, head buried in a pan of alfalfa soup. She licked up her bute/smz/senior food pudding, and has a soaked net of second cut for if she finishes her alfalfa before morning.

    My 12 year old daughter pointed out tonight that her star is a heart.

  • #2
    that sounds like quite a bargain on the price!
    -- * > hoopoe
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    • #3
      Glad the vet bill was reasonable and that the lucky little mare continues to get the royal treatment!
      Evolutionary science by day; keeping a certain red mare from winning a Darwin award the rest of the time!


      • #4
        Add up the vet bills, her price, feed costs and I think you still have a total bargain. She's sweet and is lucky to have you. (Giver her a mooshed up carrot for me. )
        "Cats aren't clean; they're covered with cat spit."
        - John S Nichols (1745-1846,writer/printer)

        Don't come for me - I didn't send for you.


        • #5
          I am so glad she landed with you, and what a cutie she is!


          • #6
            Aw such a cutie. Glad it went well. Does she get to put the teeth under her pillow tonight for the tooth fairy ? Lol

            Lots of jingles for a quick recovery.

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              Originally posted by shiloh View Post
              Add up the vet bills, her price, feed costs and I think you still have a total bargain. She's sweet and is lucky to have you. (Giver her a mooshed up carrot for me. )
              Me too. I love her. I think she'll make an awesome little driving pony one of these days.


              • #8
                Jingles for a smooth recovery.

                So glad she landed in the right place at the right time and we get to enjoy her cuteness during her journey.


                • #9
                  Awwww,,, such a Sweetie!
                  My 4yo mini is popping a nub of a wolf tooth on one side - so far no issues with the bit, but my own vet bill cannot be too far off.

                  You realize she is now in contention with the famed Reynard Ridge's $700 Pony?

                  If you don't know her, read the Archived threads & be prepared to LOL.
                  *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
                  Steppin' Out 1988-2004
                  Hey Vern! 1982-2009, Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009
                  Sam(Jaybee Altair) 1994-2015


                  • #10
                    Such a nice story. Thanks for sharing as you go along


                    • #11
                      to borrow an old COTH quote "this it be right".....her show name should be "worth every penny" "lucky penny" seems even more cliche but definitely fitting under the circumstances