This poor tiger has a toothache problem—his owner skillfully pulled its tooth and the footage went viral

Most pets do not show signs of oral pain, and indeed, continue eating even when a painful dental problem exists. Dogs and cats are hardwired to hide their pain and weakness. It’s much easier to see your pet limping and realize he has a leg injury than it is to figure out dental pain. Other ways your pet may express pain include dropping food, chewing on one side, drooling or finicky eating. If your pet exhibits any worrisome behavior, it’s best to take her to your family veterinarian for an exam. Your pet’s doctor can determine if dental care is needed. It’s important not to delay dental care because not only is your pet in pain, but there is also mounting evidence in human healthcare that the condition of the mouth can have significant ramifications on the rest of the body. Tigers are usually active. Any sign of inactivity coupled with not eating is a sign of illness.

This poor tiger named Enzo has a bad tooth ache. Michael is an amazing owner and has a good relationship with his pet. In this video footage of Enzo and his owner Michael taken at their residence in South Africa, the tiger seems to be staying still from the pain.  Prior to this, Michael had wrapped a plier’s edges with masking tape to strengthen the grip and avoid any slips, which could make the situation worse. He brought the plier close to the tiger’s face and stroked his head to calm him.  Michael lovingly strokes the tiger’s head and even showed the bad tooth to Enzo. Enzo is 8 years old now and his teeth are bigger and sharper than ever!

Michael is aware of this and wants to help his tiger Enzo pull out the bad tooth.

He coaxes Enzo while pulling down his jaw to identify the bad tooth.

Thankfully, it’s at the outer corners so it’s easier to remove.

When the tiger let his guard down, Michael took the chance to lightly pull down Enzo’s jaw, get a good grip on the tooth using the pliers, and gave a hard pull!

The tiger gave a sharp cry of pain.

He  looked relieved and tested his bite multiple times on his owner’s arm.

Watch the video below: