Yesterday I got my boys teeth floated. I got them looked at because he was dropping wieght depsite being in a paddock full of healthy grass and being fed lucerne twice a day, chaff and mill run with his nightly feed. He is an OTT and although I expoected some wieght drop I didnt expect him to look poorly. I noticed that he was a very messy eater also. So hence the decision to get a dentist out asap. In additon to this he is up to dsate with worming , his feet have been trimmed correctly and are well on their way to a healthy state and his strangles and tetnus are also up to date.
The dentist said that his teeth were shocking - that they looked like they had not been tended to in approx 2 yrs. One side was worn down quite a bit and the other was just too high for him to be chewing correctly at all, Let alone him being raced like they did(previous owner). He is only turning 6 this year and my concern was that he was not getting enough suppliments and feed to carry him through- boy was I wrong. The dentist and vet advised me that he was getting fed the correct amount and although she would change what I was feeding him out of personal preference more then anything he will be fine- this was agreed by the dentist too.
My question is: will his gentle nature and willing frame of mind change after this lil dentist trip ? And if so why ?
Cheers in advance.