Are you keeping up w/the two of them pretty well, Mom?
Groomed Chloe today, brushed her teeth, shored her hair up a bit, shaved her feet for toenail clipping @ the vet Tuesday (just impossible for me to do it anymore) + gave her a bath. Normally don't like to stress her out all in one day so I spread it out.
So in the utility room tub she goes...AND she groaned & cried a little. Broke my heart. I go as fast as I can.
She's not happy & this is the face I don't like, but it gets even worse & scrunched up when I try to brush her teeth. Like she's getting ready to growl & bite. Today those jaws were locked tight. She was not having any part of tooth brushing besides getting several treats, but I managed. Down to once/week brushing, however a treat before squirting daily Dentahex oral rinse seems to help keep placque buildup down. She hates that stuff too, but tolerates it much better w/a treat beofrehand. Otherwise she fights it & afraid I was going to squirt her in the eye. It's just really, really tough...have to be creative. At 17 she just wants to be left alone except for the fun stuff. All I can do is space grooming further apart. That bare spot on her snoz is where she had a tick a few years back. Trazadone is not working to relax her a bit. Soon as you start messing w/her she's on "all alert"
, shivers & shakes like a cartoon character. Skip over that dirty towel, it's in the laundry
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