Basils blood test came back all normal, so we went ahead with his general anaesthetic and dental treatment. He had 17 teeth removed (a full adult dog set is 42 teeth), and the rest were cleaned and polished.
Basil then went home with some pain relief the same day for some TLC, and within 24 hours was back to bouncing around very very happy!
The vet checked him 1 week later and you wouldn’t even know he had had teeth removed, all the gums healed beautifully.
Basil’s owner said the following: “I think there’s a lot of ignorance surrounding older animals so hopefully your clients will see Basil’s story and get on board. Basil’s recent experience proves that older dogs can thrive after surgery; he’s like a new dog!”