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Tell the tooth, Chevy: How'd it break?
Written by Chandra L. Mattingly   
Monday, December 17, 2012 5:51 PM

Here's a riddle: would a K-9 without a canine be OK?

Veterinarians consulted by Dillsboro police were of varying opinions after Dillsboro's new K-9 Chevy broke a canine tooth. So at its December meeting Dillsboro Town Council approved spending $649 for a root canal and filling for the dog.

Dillsboro Police Chief Ryan Brandt said one veterinarian said the tooth would be fine, another said to pull it, and a third said pulling it would cause dental problems. But the veterinary orthodontic specialist recommended a root canal.