It's worth looking into. I use my vet as I prefer mine to be sedated, had an unpleasant experience years ago with an equine dentist - well behaved horse, but just moved a tiny bit and ended up with cut up gums. My vet will provide me the sedation should I need and she is too busy, but we schedule regularly every 6 months so that's not come up yet thankfully.
Faye, that's very interesting about the tax thing. What a nice perk from the gov't, I'd have loved to have that break when I was in college!
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