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    DefaultBrushing Teeth

    Do you brush your dog's teeth, and if so, how often?

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    Yes, once per week.

    Esp. Peanut. Little dogs are notorious for teeth/mouth/gum problems. :-\
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    Nope, never. Regular raw bones take care of that.

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    DefaultRe: Brushing Teeth

    My Hershey Kisses has dental problems, probably genetic or a fever stress before I got her or while still in the bitch. That is the best guess the Veterinary Dental Specialist can guess. That aside, I had been brushing her teeth twice a week. After a $1500 surgical bill, and the vets advice, it will be daily as soon as her mouth heals from the surgery. Its not hard to do, she actually loves it.

    I won't go into detail on what I have been told about what not to give her, even those things generally regarded as good for their teeth. Just a couple of the top hitters.

    Raw Marrow Bones: Dogs love them, actually are good for cleaning help, but they break teeth.
    Bully sticks: Repeat the above
    Nylabones, Rigid or hard ones, repeat the above. Flexible ones do not have the breakage issue.

    On the positive side: Rawhide. Great for the teeth, IF you are willing to take the blockage risk.
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    DefaultRe: Brushing Teeth

    I brush my girls teeth once a week & they also get marrow bones once or twice a week for about a 15 minute chew session.

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    I never brushed Huckle's teeth but I did use a scaler to remove tarter. I didn't have to do it very often...it was only the very back molars that got bad. Huckle was so good about it. Marrow bones did just as good of a job as my hand scaling and I know Huckle liked that approach better.

    Guthrie gets no dental brushing...I am too busy trimming his ridiculously fast growing nails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trickster
    Nope, never. Regular raw bones take care of that.
    Ditto here!

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    Jack doesn't seem to have a big problem with his teeth but I do notice that his back molars are the "dirtiest"? We try to brush weekly but he's not a big fan at all.

    p.s. - his nails are fast-growers too - can't keep up!!

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    Nightly Although with exams this week I've been a little lax, he's already put himself to bed and has no interest when I finally join him (aka push him off my pillow).


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