I'm starting to brush Stanley's and Suzie's teeth. Now, I have an old dog tooth brush, toothpaste, and the finger toothbrush thing. Now, Suzie's teeth aren't really bad at all, she is only 1. And Stanley's teeth aren't that badhe just has some brown plaque at the very tops of this to canine teeth I guess they are, and I will be brushing their teeth everyday so hopefully that will go away. Now, Suzie came from a lady over breeding her dogs and from nasty conditions, and could Suzie have like genetics for bad teeth? I really don't know anything about that stuff. And does anyone reccomend and brands or where I should buy new tooth brush and other dental supplies? I think I bought the toothbrush they have now at Petsmart. And there are chews and stuff to clean the teeth right? Now, in your own opinions which is better brushing or the chew toys? Thanks!
You can buy a tooth scaler and do some of that yourself. When I have dogs teeth cleaned, I use a vet who has the new sonic cleaning equipement. It cost more, but causes less damage to the enamal and last longer between cleanings. And as to your other questions, yes genetics can effect the quality of a dogs teeth as well as nutrition during the developemental stages of unborn puppies and through out the stages of there life. Some dogs have enamel issues as well due to genetics.
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Beside brushing, you could try this amazing gel called Pets Life. I believe you can order it from petedge.com. It works wonders. It a little elbow grease and a finger brush it took 10yrs of tarter off my 13yr old aussies teeth. She wasn't extremly bad, but it did save me a trip to the vet for a dental. It isn't very expensive, although petedge does charge like $5 for orders under $50. It isn't hard to get $50 if you look at everything. Good luck
With my dog I brush her teeth with a humans child soft toothbrush and a non abrasive dog toothpaste. It is definatly not a good idea to use a scaler on your dogs teeth because you can do a lot more damage than good, you can even cause abcesses in the gums if you do not remove all of the tarter on their teeth. A dental cleaning at the vet office is probably the best bet if there is a lot of buildup..
try greenies, they are amazing, when Angel would start to get plaque or aything on her teeth I would give her greenies for a week, and it would then be gone. :) I'm going to give them to cookie also, and it is also nice to have them on a holistic dog food so that it can help with their teeth too! good luck, doesn't it suck brushing dogs teeth, angel hated it. At first I thought a regular tooth brush was hurting Angel's teeth, so I got a soft little gentle rubbery one, and got doggy tooth paste. She like the flavor of the tooth paste, but the idea of me rubbing back and forth on her teeth was sorta new to her so she never liked it, so I gave in, for her sake.
Try this product called DentaSure! It's 100% natural, alcohol-free, and naturally sweetened with Stevia. I prefer it over Petzlife because DentaSure is actually all-natural, while PetzLife claims to be but still has alcohol as one of the ingredients. Dog dental care can be tricky, but it's tricky which is why I trust DentaSure :)