>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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