Star is still chewing on cords, though thankfully my ex-husband has been putting his headphones up, so we haven't lost anymore of those. Star chewed on the cord to my alarm clock, which surprised me because it isn't made from the same type of material as David's headphones. Is it possible that he's doing this because his gums are bothering him? We haven't taken him to the vet to get his teeth cleaned because I wanted to get a quote from our vet as the the cost. It's going to be at least $300 USD for a teeth cleaning. $135 for the anesthesia, $75-$95 for the actual cleaning (depending on how severe the plaque is) and $39.50 for the antibiotic shot that he'll receive, plus any additional costs that are optional. Does that sound about right?