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Old 03-10-2016, 12:29 PM
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When I took Drifter in to have his flu shot, they told me that he was starting to get tarter on his teeth. What kind of treats can I give him to help break it up and keep them clean?
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Old 03-10-2016, 01:55 PM
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Have you considered brushing his teeth? We brush Gizmo and Finley's teeth just about every night at bedtime, like we do ours. Tinkerbell we do only about once or twice a week because she's a senior who we didn't start brushing as a puppy, so she's not particularly fond of it lol.
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I've been thinking about brushing his teeth,but wasn't sure how often I should do it. thought of maybe a combination of brushing and some kind of cleaning chew or something. He LOVES ice, which I've heard is good for their teeth, but I try not to give him too much as I know how eating ice makes my own teeth and jaw hurt if it eat it in excess.
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Like Alaina said, brushing his teeth would be the best way. I brush my chis teeth every day with a dog toothpaste and coconut oil. Healthy 'natural' chew treats (like bully sticks, tripe sticks, tendons, rabbit ears, raw carrots, raw bones, etc.) are good for teeth too. Ironically the treats sold as 'dental treats' tend to be full of crap and don't do much for teeth so I would stay away from those.
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I thought Apple is meant to be good for cleaning teeth also? Might be wrong! But yeah I clean his teeth every night just so he's use to tooth brush and people touching his mouth


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I also brush Dorothy's teeth each night. And twice a week I use a dental enzyme gel.
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Rico will be 8 next month and I do his teeth with an electric tooth brush--oral B--soft brush small head. He gets dentals also. The doctor is always very impressed with his teeth. That said Rico still doesn't love getting it done....been doing it since he was a baby .
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LHealthy 'natural' chew treats (like bully sticks, tripe sticks, tendons, rabbit ears, raw carrots, raw bones, etc.) are good for teeth too.
When you say raw carrots are we talking Baby carrots or actual entire normal sized carrots? I bought him baby then started wondering if large would have been better cause they might be less of a choking hazard.
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