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Old 02-21-2005, 03:56 PM
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Question Clean Teeth

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I really want to keep my dogs healthy and happy and that includes their teeth! so does any one have ideas to keep theire teeth pearly white? My young dog (Jazz) is 2 and has already had one molar pulled cause it broke so the bottom molar on that side always gets plaque much faster. So far here is what I use with my dogs (Sunny is 8):
Greenies about 2-3 times a week
Dried Sweet potatoes supposed to help clean the plaque off once a week
Brush Teeth once a week trying for more

A friend in my agility class suggested using short ribs from the butcher she says her vet is always commenting on her dogs clean clean teeth yet she never brushes her dogs teeth! anyone tried those? Thanx for your input!
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Old 02-21-2005, 04:14 PM
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I've been told the rope toys are good for helping to keep those teeth clean too. My girls have a great big one they play with together. Their teeth are pretty much immaculate, but they also have bones and good hard crunchy treats, so I don't know what's keeping them so nice and white - probably the combination of those things plus a good diet.

It sounds like you're doing a good job keeping your pup's teeth well cared for.
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Old 02-21-2005, 05:04 PM
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Raw bones help keep teeth clean. However these are extremely messy so you may want to feed in an area with an easily-cleaned floor (such as tile, wood, or concrete) or outdoors.
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Old 02-21-2005, 10:37 PM
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Bones are good. There are some that are specifically for plaque control. As far as brushing the teeth, once a week is good for right now. If the teeth begin getting any nastier, try for 2 or 3 times a week.
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Old 02-22-2005, 09:00 AM
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I heard rope toys aren't good because sometimes the dogs tear off strings and swollow them which can get caught in their intestines.
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Old 02-22-2005, 10:43 AM
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Hmmm, Barb, I hadn't run across that before. Mine have those giga-mundous ones and are generally playing tug, since when one picks it up, the other one tries to take it away so not much actually gnawing or cutting goes on with the rope. When they just want to chew they usually go for their Orbee bones or Shiva goes for squeaky.
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Old 02-23-2005, 05:15 PM
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i think brushing teeth once a week and such should help. dry dog food also helps cut down on the plaque in general. bones can help.

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Old 03-05-2005, 11:47 AM
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u can get that beef (yuk) flavored toothpaste in stores and they will look forward to u brushing their teeth
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raw bones are the best...at least that's what I hear...
I personally brush my dog's teeth every day..or every second day with a tootbrush and water...I only use the dog tooth paste about once or twice a week max...you can also use salt and water once a week or add a little bit of baking soda to the water..helps remove some of the plaque...
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Old 03-05-2005, 01:10 PM
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I think raw bones are best. My dogs have pretty white teeth and i havent done anything special but my vet compliments on them alot and says its do to their daily bones.
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