About the Campaign
Little Boz’s teeth are really bad
He needs dental surgery pretty soon
Tori adopted Boz about 10 years ago as a companion for her other dog Marlon. Boz and Marlon got along right from the beginning and have been fast-friends. So when Marlon passed away earlier this year, Boz was depressed. So at first his eating less wasn’t seen as a health problem. But, when he started trying to hide his mouth, and then would get angry if Tori touched it, she started to see something was clearly wrong.
Marlon had a condition that is too common in his breed, doberman, called DCM. It is a heart problem, and difficult to deal with. Tori estimates she spent over $4000 on caring for Marlon at the end. So when she discovered that Boz would need dental surgery, was really worried:
“Now he is having his own health issues. His gums are swollen and bleeding so much so that if I even touch his gums, they bleed. It is also difficult for him to chew his food. Boz does NOT cooperate with teeth brushing of any kind and when trying to open his mouth he clenches and snaps. I do not know if there are teeth that need to be extracted, but he absolutely needs to see the Vet as soon as possible to determine how bad the situation is.”
Tori arranged a phone consultation with her vet and got an estimate of $822.00, but there will be additional costs. There will be medications, and based on our experience, more extractions which will raise the price.
Tori’s work was impacted by COVID-19, and right now she is only working part-part-time, really minimal. On top of that the costs of Marlon’s care earlier has left her in a rough financial situation.
Boz is otherwise healthy, and should still have a good long life ahead of him! His infected gums and bad teeth are really painful and bothering him to the touch. You know it is bad when a dog won’t eat! He needs to get dental surgery quickly, let’s make that happen for him! Can you make a donation to Boz today? All donations are specifically for Boz, and paid only to the vet when the procedure is completed. Thank you!
Vet estimate (click to enlarge):