Why would someone file a dog's teeth?

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Why would someone file a dog's teeth?

Post by Leigh Anne Mas » Fri, 21 Apr 1995 04:00:00



A friend of mine adopted an unwanted Boxer (Brandy)a few months ago. She
seems pretty well behaved and really lovable. My husband was looking at
her teeth and they look like they had been filed down. My friend took her
to the vet for a checkup and the vet informed her that they had indeed
been filed. Why would someone do this? Is this a regular thing people do?

                                                Leigh Anne

 
 
 

Why would someone file a dog's teeth?

Post by Lynda Oleks » Fri, 21 Apr 1995 04:00:00


Quote:
>A friend of mine adopted an unwanted Boxer (Brandy)a few months ago. She
>seems pretty well behaved and really lovable. My husband was looking at
>her teeth and they look like they had been filed down. My friend took her
>to the vet for a checkup and the vet informed her that they had indeed
>been filed. Why would someone do this? Is this a regular thing people do?

Umm ... can I suggest giving the dog a rock to see what she does?  Some dogs
like to chew rocks -- and their teeth will look like they've been filed.

Just a thought ... I'm usually pretty quick to jump on the "people are evil"
bandwagon, but sometimes there *are* other explanations, and I have enough
experience with brittle ceramic materials (e.g. teeth) to know that it would
be difficult to tell the difference between teeth that were filed by a person
or filed by rough rocks ...


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