Teeth Cleaning

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Teeth Cleaning

Post by SeasideChick » 19 Oct 2009, 22:48

Can I ask: who cleans their dogs' teeth with a toothbrush and toothpaste????? :?: :?: :?:

And .... when should you start doing it?? :? :?
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Re: Teeth Cleaning

Post by amber » 19 Oct 2009, 23:15

Hi
You should start as soon as poss to get them used to it.
You will need a doggy toothpaste though, not a human one :)

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Re: Teeth Cleaning

Post by Mica1971 » 20 Oct 2009, 07:55

We try, Marley just eats the brush and licks the toothpaste! He's getting better now though so it's a start. Good luck with Ruby.
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Re: Teeth Cleaning

Post by Bid » 20 Oct 2009, 13:42

Daisy's sister gets her teeth cleaned with a toothbrush - She's told to "open wide" and she sits there with her mouth open waiting for her teeth to be cleaned :lol: :lol: I tried with Daisy when she was tiny, but she was having none of it :roll: . We rely on weekly bones now!
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Re: Teeth Cleaning

Post by Nicky » 20 Oct 2009, 13:49

yes I do and have done since my puppy was 9 weeks old but he has grown brown teeth at the front don't know why? :roll:

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Post by Bid » 20 Oct 2009, 14:01

Daisy's adult teeth came through slightly stained. I had a chat at the time with the vet and with her breeder, and we ruled out anti-biotics before she was born. The vet said it was probably the vaccinations.
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Re: Teeth Cleaning

Post by Daisy(mini)Doodle » 20 Oct 2009, 17:39

Use a dog toothpaste human ones are not safe for dogs

We use an electric toothbrush on daisy
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Re: Teeth Cleaning

Post by jags » 20 Oct 2009, 18:19

raw marrow bones give them a good clean aswell, iv never brushed my dogs teeth and they are nice and clean,

just wish i could give the kids a bone coz they never want to clean theres!!!! :lol:
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Re: Teeth Cleaning

Post by graciedoodle » 20 Oct 2009, 19:31

Bones are what keeps my dogs teeth clean. :D Very cheap,very enjoyable and never need expensive dental treatment at the vets. :shock:
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Re: Teeth Cleaning

Post by SeasideChick » 20 Oct 2009, 19:38

Thanks for that - have ordered some doggy toothpaste today!

some of you mentioned about "bones". At what age can puppies start eating bones .... and what sort is best???
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Re: Teeth Cleaning

Post by LynneL » 20 Oct 2009, 19:41

jags wrote:raw marrow bones give them a good clean aswell, iv never brushed my dogs teeth and they are nice and clean,

just wish i could give the kids a bone coz they never want to clean theres!!!! :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol: what a brilliant idea. I have 3 boys who always have to be reminded about it. You've got me thinking...what about a crate too?? :lol: :lol:

I had never thought about cleaning her teeth with a brush :? She has a weekly bone so hopefully that does the trick??
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Re: Teeth Cleaning

Post by Jayne & Richard » 20 Oct 2009, 22:35

We also have weekly bones, local butcher gives them for free so a natural and cost free way to keep Monty's teeth clean, they are perfect and white :D
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Re: Teeth Cleaning

Post by KateW » 24 Oct 2009, 10:59

I have always used small pieces of old clean towels/face cloths to massage the gums of the puppy on a daily basis as soon as they arrive home. Partly because I think one of the most helpful things you can do for your puppy is to accustom him to being touched and examined all over and so they can learn that basic grooming is not a game :) With my last dog, I did brush her teeth with doggy toothpaste and brush everyday but Rufus has regular large marrow bones and these keep his teeth in pristine condition. He had his first bone at about 4 months with some of the marrow scraped out as it can cause diarrhoea...

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Re: Teeth Cleaning

Post by SeasideChick » 25 Oct 2009, 19:46

Great advice ... thanks sooo much!!
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Re: Teeth Cleaning

Post by fee0305 » 30 Oct 2009, 20:59

Karen N Ruby

I've had Juneau for 3weeks and he is about 14weeks now and every time I start to wonder about anything you post and get all these fab answers - so thankx :D and keep asking!!!!
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