Animals

Dog gives mom cold shoulder after visit to doggie dentist

August 16th, 2019

The sound of the drill, the feeling of hands and tools crammed in your mouth, that giant needle with a shot of numbing agent — going to the dentist is just no fun. Whether it’s a simple cleaning or more invasive dental work, those fun sunglasses to wear and TV to watch at modern dental practices do not help much at all.

It turns out that humans aren’t the only ones who don’t like going to the dentist. Fritz Mortimer, a 2.5-year-old adorable lab mix from Salt Lake City, Utah, was so excited to go for a ride with his mom Bret Mortimer. But it was their destination that threw Fritz for a loop.

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Twitter/Bret Mortimer Source: Twitter/Bret Mortimer

Poor Fritz was headed to a doggie dentist for a regular teeth cleaning. Usually, when he has been boarded or even headed out for a trip to the vet, Fritz is super excited to see his human when he’s done. He gets to play with pals at the kennel and receives treats for a job well done at the vet.

But the doggie dentist only gave him minty fresh breath and a figurative bad taste in his mouth.

Bret knew something was up with Fritz when he climbed into the car. He wasn’t happy to see his mom at all. In fact, he would not even look at her.

“He won’t even look at me. Fritz, look at me.”

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Instagram/fritzmortimer Source: Instagram/fritzmortimer

Bret quickly realized that her dog was literally giving her the cold shoulder. He sat in the front seat and stared out the window, his back to her.

When Bret called out his name, he refused to look at her, his owner and best friend who betrayed him with a teeth cleaning.

She whipped out her phone to capture Fritz’s bad attitude. At one point, it seems as if Fritz is even crying.

“Fritz was mad I took him to get his teeth cleaned and would not look at me afterward. The coldest shoulder. He’s a human trapped in a dog’s body, I swear.”

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Instagram/fritzmortimer Source: Instagram/fritzmortimer

Bret shared the video snippet online where more than two million tweeters watched it. Some had a little fun with their comments.

“Oh, this is me when I’m mad at my boyfriend.”

Regular dental care is strongly advised for pets. They actually can suffer from the same oral health problems as humans, such as plaque, gum disease, tooth loss and cavities.

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, occurs five times as often in pets as it does in people. Surprisingly, more than 80 percent of dogs three years old and older suffer from periodontal disease. Larger breeds also are prone to experiencing broken or fractured teeth, especially voracious chewers.

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Twitter/bretmortimer Source: Twitter/bretmortimer

Veterinarians recommend pet owners brush their pets’ teeth daily. But it’s also important to have an annual checkup where they’ll look for odd odor that’s a sign of gum disease, poor teeth, gum recession, and red, swollen or bleeding gums.

Fortunately, Fritz received a clean bill of health and eventually, he dropped the grudge he held against his mom. Watch as his extreme disappointment in his mom’s choices, as in sending him to the doggie dentist, boils over in the front seat of her vehicle. You’ll want to reach out and give him a big ol’ hug.

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