When I adopted my dog, it was clear her teeth had never been attended to, very yellow, lots of plaque. Since she needed spaying and had a hernnia, had to get abdominal surgery first and the vet recommended I wait a few months to do the teeth. I bought this powder called Dentatreat by Wysong, actually made from cheeses and minerals and began brushing her teeth with that mixed w/toothpaste daily. 2 months later, her teeth hardly have any plaque on them at all! Thought I'd share. I got it at a pet supply store caled Siemens, never saw it anyplace else. The company # is 989-631-0009 if anyone is interested.
lalayla thanks for the advice I am always looking for better products for the teeth I have a couple yorkies from when I use to breed them and show them their teeth are terrible I brush them and have had them cleaned. Now my poodles teeth are white as snow knock on wood. But I will give the product a try.
Since we began giving our dogs raw beef thigh bones, we have not had to do anything to their teeth. They are as white and tarter free as any dogs that I've seen. A lot of wet food will tend to build up on teeth more also. We go to a butcher about 1/2 hour away. They save the bones when they butcher. We get about 25lb. boxes for $7.50 a box already cut. (Thats with meat on them)Compared to $3-4 for 4-5 thin sliced at the store, thats pretty good. Just a suggestion!
Our butcher does not cut them real small. Some of the smaller ones are approx. 3" x 3", some are bigger (the joints). Our toy poodles do not care about the size, and our standards tend to like the bigger ones. We get abot 30-40 lbs, seperate the amount we need into freezer bags, and then put them in the freezer til they need fresh bones. The best thing about raw, fresh bones is the meat on them and the marrow inside. The marrow is very good for your dogs and they just love it! Most of the bones you get at a supermarket are about 1" thick and 3" around, no meat, and no marrow.
Itlgto, I have bone marrow in the freezer that I bought to make tomato sauce with. I was going to throw it out as it is about 4 months old. Can I give this to Aisha? She is about 3 months old. It also has quite a bit of meat around it. I also know from your previous post a few days ago that you said to keep them raw. I heard somewhere else to boil them in salted water. We always gave our other Shepherd raw bones from the butchers.