Can I check teeth myself?
Last week (I think...) I had the vet come out and do vaccines and coggins, and I wanted him to check my two 5yr old's teeth to see if they needed floated. He said not to worry about it until they were seven, but I wanted him to check anyway. Well.... between my horses, my mother in laws, and uncles (8 horses)... we both forgot to check them until he was printing the bill. I said we forgot and he said oops, but never offered to check them before he left. It was $90 for him to come out, and I really don't want to spend that again for him to come out feel in there and tell me no.... but I will if I have to, but I'm wondering:
Can I check their teeth myself? We had two older ones just floated and that vet (Mother in law uses different guy), showed me, but honestly their teeth weren't that bad (he even said). I read where I can hold their head and move their jaw back and forth and listen for the grinding... I am not scared to put my hand in their mouths, but I have never noticed any sharp spots really.... Can anyone go into detail about what exactly and where I should be focusing on?
If anything I'm going to take them to the other vet bc they have a stable and save little money on the farm visit!
Angels are people who can see and feel the pain in all creatures... -myself