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hi all just wondered if any1 knows a good way to bribe my tyke into letting me clean his teeth his breath is sooooo bad he may have to be put under and have some teeth removed nice!!!!
 

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My Jack used to have the worst breath, I swear if you got to close you would pass out. Then i found these chewable tablets they have worked a treat! I am not sure if it works on everydog tough!
 

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Yes i got mine from a pet shop. They are made by johnsons and are called sweet breath tablets. They are in a grren packet!!!
 

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You may be able to cover up his smelly breath but that breath is a sign of a bigger problem (stale food on his teeth). You will need to brush the gunk off his teeth on a regular basis. If not, as you mentioned, he might need to be put under for a good cleaning and he may even require extractions. This is not something I would wish on any dog (or any owner, as it can be quite expensive).

Tooth decay can cause infections that lead to serious problems throughout the body, such as heart murmurs. The vet is pretty sure that's what happened to Lily.

I don't mean to push the panic button but please don't just conceal the bad breath and ignore the larger issue.
 

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Rachael Polachek said:
You may be able to cover up his smelly breath but that breath is a sign of a bigger problem (stale food on his teeth). You will need to brush the gunk off his teeth on a regular basis. If not, as you mentioned, he might need to be put under for a good cleaning and he may even require extractions. This is not something I would wish on any dog (or any owner, as it can be quite expensive).

Tooth decay can cause infections that lead to serious problems throughout the body, such as heart murmurs. The vet is pretty sure that's what happened to Lily.

I don't mean to push the panic button but please don't just conceal the bad breath and ignore the larger issue.
I couldn't agree more, Rach. My Tia, who went to the bridge last year, was a rescue, and had terrible teeth and a heart murmur when I got her. My vet said her infected teeth could have possibly led to the heart murmur. Of course, there was no way to know for sure, since I had none of her previous medical records (if she even HAD any medical records - grrrr).
 

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I remember Pepi had a stinker dead fish breath! God that was gross.

We gave him this chewy thing, and it freshened his breath after a while. o___0;
 

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how do you get a dog to open its mouth?

Im just wondering because Winton's brilliant as long as I am clinical and matter of fact about things like nail clipping and cleaning his ears and things, but I cant get to his teeth!!!! and believe me his death breath is getting unbearable!
 

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if it's really that bad ....i think their could be a serious problem wich can not be fixed by brushing teeth alone :?

i try to brush their teeth 2 times a week , just for protection , but i think i'm not doing a great job :? i 'm full with chicken toothpaste afterwards :D

kisses nat
 

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yeah patch had to have her teeth done not so long ago they took 9 out she was not a happy bunny i clean all of there teeth after that but tyke hates anyone touching his mouth so its hard to even get a good look i am just worried that he may bite the vet then the could end in disaster he can be a little bugger sometimes
 

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Mr Chi said:
how do you get a dog to open its mouth?

Im just wondering because Winton's brilliant as long as I am clinical and matter of fact about things like nail clipping and cleaning his ears and things, but I cant get to his teeth!!!! and believe me his death breath is getting unbearable!
Nate (our resident vet person) wraps Sadie and Ritz like a burrito in a blanket and is able to control them that way. My Lily has gotten to the point that I no longer have to put her in a headlock to brush her teeth. She even curls her lip when she sees the toothbrush coming. I make a very big deal out of rewarding her after brushing by giving her a piece of cheese. Lily would sell her soul for cheese. :lol:

Lily has to have her teeth brushed every day because she has a history of severe dental problems ('cause she was raised by scum of the earth until she was 2 :evil: ).

I don't know if anything I've said is helpful :lol: but please let me know if I can provide any more information or advice. I am VERY big on doggy dental care. :lol:
 

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I started to brush Yoyo's teeth when he was 1. Twice a week.
He already gotten so used to it that now I'm enable to brush his teeth every day after his evening meal. 8)
You just mention "Yo! Time to brush teeth!" He will jump to his little bed in the kitchen area and waiting for a good brush with his favorite chicken flavor toothpaste. I think to him that was a TREAT! :wink:
 

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hmm, not sure if this is applicable for small dogs, but it works a treat on my cats - maybe Nate can let us know for sure, but my vet recommended giving the cats raw chicken wings or necks to chew on, because Meg's teeth were so bad she was in danger of getting kidney problems. The wing bones seemed a bit big, but they eat their chicken necks once a week, and Meg's teeth are great! Breath heaps better, but mainly no build up on her teeth, and her inflamed gums are better too.
 
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