Yikes, no food. Well, it has to be that way, but he's not going to love that!
It makes sense to do his teeth while he was already there.
I have tried several restraints over the years, and don't know that any of them work well.
What I do now, is put all but my largest dogs, and all cats, in a travel carrier be sure. Except when we just drive a dog on the property, say up the hill, or down to the garden.
Both Tango and Tilde love rides so much (unlike other dogs that I've had.), that we sometimes do that just to make them happy. And, now that Tango is showing his age, so that he doesn't have to walk up the hill, not that he goes up much anymore.
Thank you for the update, and good luck with keeping Dh snacks away from Thumper tonight! You may get a workout!
Prayers will cont. for Thumper, and you, as well. (((Hug!)))
Love All Life, Thank You For Posting! :)