Two years later, he's just had another health check – and the difference between him now and then is amazing!
Animals Asia Vet Emily Drayton said:
"It has been over two years since Peter's last health check, but I think he still remembers us. He wasn't too happy when he arrived at the hospital the night before his health check, but once he was lavished with straw, hessian sacks and a variety of yummy treats, we were quickly forgiven.
"He had a great anaesthetic and overall his health check was very smooth. Peter did require a canine tooth extraction. This tooth, which is the largest of the bear teeth, was damaged while Peter was on the bear farm, weakening the tooth and predisposing it to a fracture. This condition can be painful and can quickly lead to infection and decay. As such, the tooth was removed today.
"He has a lovely coat and great mobility in his joints. He had a very quick recovery, and woke up on a thick bed of straw. Tomorrow he will return to his house where he will receive blended food and medications to aid in his post-dental recovery. I have no doubt Shamrock will be happy to see her friend return, and that the two will have many more years together, roaming the enclosure at house 7."
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