Hey every1 i know that i oral hygiene is very important for a dog but since greenies are assumed to be the best thing to give to your dog for theeth and breath and all that stuff does that mean i still have to brush her teeth if so how many times?
my dog eats her poop alot, no matter what we say or do she keeps on eating what should i do?
later on im planning to breed when i get my other dog how will i get them to do "IT"
do they do it when they're ready or do i have to lock them toghether in a room lol
sorry for all the question happy new year merry christmas
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you should check your dogs teeth periodically, once a week, to see if the greenies are working. it wouldnt hurt to brush her teeth once a week in addition to the greenies just so she gets used to the idea.
as far as breeding goes, i think you better ask the breeder you are getting your dogs from for their answers. it sounds like you have a lot to learn about breeding and your breeder could probably help you out tremendously.
I think as far as the teeth go, I would just keep an eye on them and see if there is tartar on the teeth after chewing some greenies.
Poo eating could be a nutritional deficiency. Is she gaining weight at the correct rate? Been checked for worms? Possibly her food could also be the problem if it is not giving her all that she needs. My mom has a dog who was unable to digest her food due to a pancreas problem (which at the time, was unknown to my mom). She got very skinny and was starving because she could not utilize any of the food she was eating, and that was when she started eating her poop, because she was starving. Now she gets enzymes on her food that do the digesting that her body cannot.
Breeding, well, I'd really like to see less of it going on, to be honest. But if you do, I agree with Scout's advice.
***Edited By: shinyblackpit on 12/31/2004 11:21:36 PM*** Reason: wyiq6o4
Teeth, personally I toss some *RAW* turkey necks when they need clean teeth, works like a charm.
Poop eatting has many reasons. Mostly becuas eit tastes good. The speed of the canine digestive tract does not allow for full digestion of everythig. So tehre is a lot of undigested byproduct left in their poop and witht eh ebtter foods, many dogs are attracted to this. There are various pills you can give, or a tiny bit of meat tenderrizor helps as well to cure that one.
Breeding is a long long long story. I suggest you get a mentor. Never lock them in a room and ignore them please. The male can get seriously injured during a breeding. As can the female, but the male is normally the primary vict.