All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth!

Vet Helen Stevens got a bit of a shock last week when Iain Dow of East Kilbride, owner of Kai, a lively Labrador, turned up at the award-winning Roundhouse Veterinary Hospital in Glasgow’s southside.

two front teeth christmas

Iain advised that Kai has a habit of picking up unusual objects that he shouldn’t – and had become concerned when he discovered that his mum's false teeth had gone missing.

“Her false teeth are usually kept in a safe place, but, despite hunting high and low, she just couldn't find them, and was becoming increasingly concerned. I joined the search, but was also unable to locate the missing molars – and then I noticed how guilty Kai was looking …”

Iain decided to rush Kai to the Roundhouse Vet Hospital where Helen knew exactly what to do.

“Making dogs sick isn’t what vets normally want to do; but we had our suspicions and had to see if Iain’s mum’s teeth were in Kai's stomach,” she said. “Within minutes of administering the medicine, lo and behold, Kai produced the snaffled teeth!

“As vets, we come across many dogs that have eaten things they shouldn’t have, and at the Roundhouse Hospital we commonly remove items such as coins, socks and stones from inside dogs. Teeth are a first though! We’re delighted they ‘appeared’ without surgery being required.”

Iain added: “I was delighted and relieved to retrieve my mum’s teeth. She’s been keen to get a new set of upper teeth for a while – I think this is now essential! As for Kai, Helen quickly put a smile back on his face."

The Roundhouse Veterinary Hospital in Glasgow’s southside is part of The Pets’n’Vets Family, the network of veterinary practices with surgeries around Glasgow and surrounding areas.


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Date: 19 December 2017