• “tails”
             from fetch!

  • tails-of-the-unexpected
dinner for one

What’s for dinner? When you’re Duffy, the “top dog” to banking guru Vernon Hill and wife Shirley, a cold can of dog food just doesn’t cut it. Duffy’s favorite meal? Kobe beef (preferably fillet) followed by dulce de leche ice cream. When a routine visit to the vet found periodontal disease, Duffy’s four-star dinners took the hit. Yes, even the most pampered pooches are susceptible to dental disease, especially in their later years.

As a result, Duffy had to have 11 teeth pulled, leaving the Hill’s with a $2,400 cavity in their pocketbooks (which, thanks to Petplan, has been refilled) due to the high costs of sedation and surgery. It took Duffy a week or so to return to his “normal” diet, but now he’s back to scampering the halls happily and healthily. With regular teeth cleaning and annual dental visits, Duffy’s oral health should return to top form – just in time for dinner!

pet parents
vernon & shirley hill

unexpected tail
$2,400 for surgery to remove 11 teeth

lives in
moorestown township, nj

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