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Teeth and Cleaning ?

Discussion in 'Dogs - all breeds / types' started by loves-da-pits, Oct 28, 2004.

  1. loves-da-pits

    loves-da-pits New Member

    I looked at Reese's teeth today and notice that he had a little bit of tartar on the back ones. Nothing major so far. He'll be 2 yrs. old in January.

    I give him meaty bones from the meat dept. but he eats the meat and will bury the bone, so he's not really getting the essential cleaning of the teeth.

    I don't think he will go for me cleaning them with a brush. At what stage should I ask the Vet to clean his teeth or is there anything else I can try to get him to chew (without trying to bury it) to keep his teeth clean.

    I know that bad dirty teeth is one of the things that can make a dog sick later on in years.
  2. horse_child

    horse_child New Member

    Try one of those spikey massagey type balls that you can throw for him to catch.
  3. lil96

    lil96 New Member

    Luther will dig up te bone later on are you sure REese isn'T doing that too? I haven't ever taken him to get his teeth cleaned, sorry I can't be of anyhelp!
  4. Jamiya

    Jamiya New Member

    Greenies and Dentabones are supposed to help.

    You are probably buying those huge marrow bones, right? They don't chew those up. Get him something smaller, like ribs or a whole chicken or a turkey leg or something. Or a game hen. I think even something with cartilege like a turkey neck (chicken necks are too small) would be good for teeth cleaning. I hear whole green tripe makes a good floss.
  5. Angie

    Angie New Member

    I thought you weren't supposed to give chicken bones to dogs?
  6. Samsintentions

    Samsintentions New Member

    Raw is ok. BUt once you cook it, the bones become very brittle and will splinter.

    Chicken bones raw are flexible and will crumble in to small bits without sharp edges.

    Pork bones are the same way. Raw is ok, but Cooking them makes them dangerous.
  7. Angie

    Angie New Member

    Ohhhhh! OK! Thanks for clearing that up for me!

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