Q. Have rat terrier male about 8year has upset stomach blood test ok said needed teeth work but teeth aren't that bad if we feed him rice and hambburg

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A. If your dog was recommended to have dental work it is best to try and get it done as soon as possible. Not being able to properly chew his food could lead to problems with absorption of nutrients and digestive upset from having to breakdown larger pieces of food. A bland diet can help such as boiled chicken and rice, however hamburger may be a little too fatty to be given and can cause continued digestive upset. If you are having trouble affording the dental work, you can also look into this link about how to make veterinary care more affordable: http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/trouble_affording_veterinary_care.html

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