About four months ago we decided as a family to get a friend for our seven-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier, so into our lives via Staffie Smiles rescue came Charlie, a lively one-year-old male. Strange now we have Charlie the cat and Charlie the dog, just to confuse the vet! Well, the other Sunday Charlie came in from the garden and somehow he had broken in half one of his lower canine teeth. So off to the vet on Tuesday, thinking it would be a simple case of taking out the remainder of the tooth before any infection set in. Oh no, young dogs can bleed profusely and in a Staffie there is a risk of breaking the lower jaw. Joking, I commented that he should get root canal treatment. I wish I had never spoken! So very shortly we are travelling over 100 miles to a doggie dentist to see if the tooth can be saved. Thank goodness for pet insurance.