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I bought a new product to try with Dahlia.
Its a natural mint and chlorophyl(sp?)
oral care kit to melt the plaque and tartar
off their teeth.She really liked the minty smell
and I put some in her water(1 tsp per bowl).
Im going to apply the gel to her teeth at bedtime
and let it work over night and brush in morning.
Ill let you know how it goes and works.
It costs about $12.50 plus shipping.
NEW~ TropiClean Fresh Breath Clean Teeth Gel Kit 4 Pets - eBay (item 320602504211 end time Nov-10-10 15:58:36 PST)
 

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I use this for Pip and Roo and the gel works really well. It depends on how much plaque they have, how long it will take to get it off. I think it's once a night for 30 days and then twice a week thereafter. Both Pip and Roo had dentals last year so they didn't have much, but what they did have it slowly softened and you could brush it away. Good luck! :)
 

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i have had something like that for mine, can't remenber what it was called, but mine would'nt drink the water that i had added the stuff too lol.
 

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Thanks foggy for your input!
Do you feel it works well enough to prevent build up??
 

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Thanks foggy for your input!
Do you feel it works well enough to prevent build up??
I'd say so, yes, but you will still need to brush. It's a really good product, it actually loosens the plaque to the point where you can brush it away. I hope it work well for you, beats having to have them put under for a dental for sure. That's what I'm hoping to avoid again. When I got Pip and Roo their teeth had a fair amount of plaque and they were only 2 years old, so they must be prone to it. I had dentals for them both right away and now I use this (and brush their teeth daily) and, so far, so good. :)
 

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Wow my booger chi Dahlia fought it all the way tonight.
She just clamped her jaw shut.
So I had to flip her on her back like when I do her nails
with the pedipaws and she got a gel bath!
Im going to use a small shringe tomorow night
and see is that works better.What a pickle!!
I took her food and water out for a bit(30mins)
and she looked pissed over that too.
Now I know why a lot of chis are toothless.Stubborn!!
 

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Wow my booger chi Dahlia fought it all the way tonight.
She just clamped her jaw shut.
So I had to flip her on her back like when I do her nails
with the pedipaws and she got a gel bath!
Im going to use a small shringe tomorow night
and see is that works better.What a pickle!!
I took her food and water out for a bit(30mins)
and she looked pissed over that too.
Now I know why a lot of chis are toothless.Stubborn!!
LOL. I'm lucky as mine tolerate it really well now. Initially Roo would try and bury her head, hehe, but now she's ok with it. I think they actually have grown to like the taste even. Funny that. Maybe it will get easier with Dahlia over time, here's hoping. :)
 

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She is an alpha personality and I have to
remind her whos the pack leader...........ME!!
Ill wrap her in a blanket if thats what it takes
to get the message thru that we are doing this!!:foxes15:
 

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Ha Ha, Zoey was pretty easy but I have worked with her since she was 7 weeks old to let me into her mouth...Ziva is like Dahlia, she won't let me near her mouth so it's gonna be tricky to get her to accept teethbrushing...we are working on it.
 

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No way I can brush Pedro's teeth! :brushteeth: He goes into attack mode when you go anywhere near the mouth or his toenails! :nmad2: We have to muzzle him and wrap a blanket around him for the toenail trimmings! I'm going to look into something for his dental care though, but I don't think it's gonna be toothbrushing by us though!:foxes15:
 

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I found a way that works better now.
I wrap her in a blanket and flip her on
her back.He head is sorta hanging down
my legs between my knees.She is surprized
and I rub the gel on her gums.I do it in the
lazy boy recliner cause thats where we drummel.
Also I growl at her if she struggles, like a momma
chi.She stops and calms right down.
Im the mama-Alpha Dahlia!!!!!!
 

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mine don't like it -- but they are forced to tolerate it! LOL. I just slip the pointed end in their mouth and draw a line on either side as best I can. Then when they lick around they spread it appropriately on their teeth. Mine are all plaque and tarter free for the 8 months since we started brushing regulary and using this as well as Petzlife so I can't complain.

But I agree -- omg Chis are so stubbonr!
 
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