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Old 07-18-2012, 11:55 PM
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Default My dental care routine wins!

For many many months now, I have been tackling the problem that is Lucy's teeth. I did not want to anesthetize her for a dental (and pay lots of money) until I had exhausted other options. I started off being lazy and always forgetting to brush and whatnot, so I got strict...

Lucy's teeth before:

(No picture of molars, those were on my other phone that I lost )

Teeth tonight:

We've been brushing with the Petzlife gel every day, and spraying with Petzlife. Plus a weekly dental chew, which is probably not enough to really do much but she does not chew on things otherwise... and they are too expensive to give more often lol. I did a tiny bit of hand scaling on the canines, but there is a reason why they anesthetize them for this! She turns into a thrashing monster for it.

Could she still benefit from a for real dental prophy? Absolutely. But for a 6.5 year old toy dog, she's not looking too bad right now and I think she's okay to go without it. I'm just pleased that they look pretty again and her breath isn't yucky.

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Old 07-19-2012, 12:11 AM
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Omg they look incredible! Alright, I may have to start on my dogs...

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Old 07-19-2012, 01:02 AM
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Wow, those are great results! I'll have to share these pics with my sister who has Cresties (nasty teeth on those guys).
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:24 AM
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I'm a lazy bugger I give antlers and scale their teeth every six months or so myself.

I make them be still. It involves jiu jitsu
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Old 07-19-2012, 04:06 AM
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Woohoo, they look great! Good job!

Bukra had some NASTY NASTY teeth before I started feeding raw meaty bones on a regular bases, and then feeding raw altogether.

Now his teeth look amazing! I tried brushing them once or twice, and they just bled :-/ So I'm glad the bones have solved the problem for me!
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Old 07-19-2012, 04:06 AM
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That's incredible! Strider's teeth look like crap right now, and his breath smells like crap. He's super patient with me scaling his teeth but I lost my tools. I'll have to pick some of that stuff up for him and start brushing.
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:36 AM
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Wow! They look great!
I really should do something about Trin's teeth. They are a getting better but I need to be more proactive in cleaning them.
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:24 AM
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They look great! I just got my Petzlife gel & will begin to use.
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:30 AM
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That's really amazing! You just saved yourself a huge vet bill!!
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:41 AM
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WOW!!! That is pretty awesome. You should totally print those off and keep them at your store to show customers.

Last night Ryan and I were talking about how much more intensive Frodo's tooth routine is than ours We brush with CET twice a day, and 3 times a week we brush with Petzlife gel, and we give beef kneecaps to chew on. His isn't necessarily because I don't want to pay for a dental, I just don't want the stress that is taking him to the vet period!!

ETA: and by "we" I mean Frodo's teeth, not that Ryan and I are using CET and Petzlife

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