A 7-year-old male Westie came for microchipping only as the vet authorities are more active in checking unlicensed dogs.
The previous owner had migrated. The dog had thick tartar, an undescended testicle and had no vaccination. The vet has to record that the owner does not want any dental scaling and neutering or vaccination in the record in case of misunderstanding later. The new owner said that the dog, being old, would feel the pain of neutering.
Dogs that are fortunate have owners who would have done the dental scaling at least once in 7 years and this prevents heart valve infections (endocarditis). However, not all owners care.