Hoshi had 3 teeth pulled

Hoshi had a teeth cleaning today. I was nervous about having it done because of the anesthesia. He also had one premolar and two incisors pulled–which I wasn’t expecting. I’m glad he’s home safe. I think he peed himself at the vet. After he had his first cleaning, he’s been afraid of the vet.

I haven’t been brushing his teeth regularly until lately. He’s always so resistant to having it done, but I haven’t been giving him a choice. He won’t let me use a regular toothbrush, so I use finger toothbrush to clean his teeth. The finger toothbrush is bulky and doesn’t clean well.

I had to prepare Hoshi’s dinner differently because of his tooth extractions. I ground his chicken bones with a hand grinder. The grinder won’t fit our kitchen counters, so I attached it to Hoshi’s grooming table. Honestly, I wasn’t sure if it would work. I ground the bones four times using the largest blade.

Ground chicken bone and grinder
Ground chicken bone

Disappointed with Oster 7F blade

I ordered an Oster #7F blade from Amazon, but the product’s quality seemed mediocre. The upper blade was catching as I tried to slide it back and forth. The upper and lower blades were also misaligned; however, the blade worked when mounted on the clipper.

I also ordered A new dual-speed Oster A5. It came with a nicely polished #10 blade. I’m not sure why the #7F blade’s quality was so poor.

Oster 7F blade
Oster 7F blade
Oster 7F blade
Oster 7F blade

Bath and Trim

It took me four hours to finish everything. Actually, I wasn’t finished, but Hoshi jumped off the table (it’s not high). He was really fidgety today. He didn’t want me going near his dew claw nubs or butt. I had a hard time trimming the folds in his lower lip; Hoshi hates that too.

The new two-speed A5 came yesterday from Amazon. It didn’t seem to have the same power as the single speed A5. Hoshi didn’t like the motor’s sound. It doesn’t sound like my old A5.

Oster A5 comparison (dual speed left)
Oster A5 comparison (dual speed left)
Oster A5 comparison (dual speed left)
Oster A5 comparison (dual speed left)
image of my dog Hoshi
Hoshi May 2016

image of my dog Hoshi
Hoshi May 2016