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Old 20 Jan 2006, 01:13 pm   #1 (permalink)
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My alma mater, MU, will soon be training dog and cat dentists.
No joke. Excerpt:

"Recent research reveals that dogs and cats three years and older have
an 80 to 85 percent chance of acquiring dental disease. If left
untreated, the family pet could suffer heart, liver and kidney damage,
resulting in a shorter life span.

"For animal lovers who want the best in dental health for their pet,
the University of Missouri-Columbia will open a veterinary dentistry
laboratory to train students and licensed veterinarians.

"There are only about 75 board-certified veterinarians who can perform
dentistry in the United States and less than 100 in the world. Mizzou's
new facility will be the only one in Missouri and one of only three
permanent sites in the United States that offer this type of training."

For more and a funny picture:

http://missouri.edu/didyouknow/programs/vdentist.htm
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Old 20 Jan 2006, 02:28 pm   #2 (permalink)
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LOL that's funny stuff


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Old 20 Jan 2006, 03:00 pm   #3 (permalink)
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"Built_Well" <bw@bbbb.com> wrote in message
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> My alma mater, MU, will soon be training dog and cat dentists.
> No joke. Excerpt:
>
> "Recent research reveals that dogs and cats three years and older have
> an 80 to 85 percent chance of acquiring dental disease. If left
> untreated, the family pet could suffer heart, liver and kidney damage,
> resulting in a shorter life span.
>
> "For animal lovers who want the best in dental health for their pet,
> the University of Missouri-Columbia will open a veterinary dentistry
> laboratory to train students and licensed veterinarians.
>
> "There are only about 75 board-certified veterinarians who can perform
> dentistry in the United States and less than 100 in the world. Mizzou's
> new facility will be the only one in Missouri and one of only three
> permanent sites in the United States that offer this type of training."
>
> For more and a funny picture:
>
> http://missouri.edu/didyouknow/programs/vdentist.htm


In Japan, there is an expressionn called "neko ni koban" which means
"jewelry for the cat" and and refers to excess and unnecessary spending on
someone who doesn't care. In other words, the cat doesn't give a rat's
petunia whether it is wearing real diamonds or cubic zirconia.

We have 3 cats, a dog, and a rabbit, and the vet was always after us to get
Tiger (a Maine Coon cat) to lose some weight, and oh, by the way, we should
pay an extra $120 per animal to get the critter's teeth cleaned, which we
did most of the time it was recommended. I asked the vet how these animals
kept their teeth clean out in nthe wild, and she said that a wild animal
generally does not live as long as a domestic one so they die before they
have tooth problems. After all that money, we still had to pay the vet to
pull most of Tiger's teeth due to gum disease and now we have cats that are
so old that they can't jump up on our bed so we have to leave a chair next
to the bed for the cats to use as an intermediate stop on their way to the
bed spread.

IMO, vetrinary dentistry is neko ni koban :-)
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Old 20 Jan 2006, 06:57 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Ray O wrote:
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> [the vet said] we should pay an extra $120 per animal to get
> the critter's teeth cleaned, which we did most of the time it
> was recommended.


My dentist doesn't charge me that much to get *my* teeth
cleaned. That cat gets better dental care than I do

Here's more detailed info on the new dentistry school:

http://atmizzou.missouri.edu/feb05/vetdentists.htm

Apparently, they may also be teaching how to care
for fishes' teeth, too. Note the remark at the very end of the
page.
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Old 21 Jan 2006, 01:53 pm   #5 (permalink)
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"Built_Well" <bw@bbbb.com> wrote in message
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> Ray O wrote:
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>> [the vet said] we should pay an extra $120 per animal to get
>> the critter's teeth cleaned, which we did most of the time it
>> was recommended.

>
> My dentist doesn't charge me that much to get *my* teeth
> cleaned. That cat gets better dental care than I do


I questioned the high price - she said it included general anesthesia, heart
monitoring, etc.

>
> Here's more detailed info on the new dentistry school:
>
> http://atmizzou.missouri.edu/feb05/vetdentists.htm
>
> Apparently, they may also be teaching how to care
> for fishes' teeth, too. Note the remark at the very end of the
> page.


Hmmm... I thought that sharksw grew new teeth if they lost them. Even if
they did not, dentistry on a shark doesn't sound like a very safe endeavor!
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