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Cleaning a dog's teeth, which toothpaste?

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5 minutes ago, giddyup said:

Could try simmering them briefly in some beef stock I suppose, worth a try.

They do go soft if left in water for any length of time, fish sauce?. 

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1 hour ago, giddyup said:

I don't have a lot of faith in vets in Thailand, I find they are more interested in making money than giving sound advice.

Just like "people doctors" world wide.

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1 hour ago, Dazinoz said:

My dog had bad breath and brown teeth. After a recent stay at a boarding kennel the owner told me I should take her (the dog, not the owner) to the vet as her teeth were very bad and some loose. After a visit to the CMU small animal hospital she has 6 teeth extracted, some very black and the bacteria analysised and turns out to be a very serious bacteria so she is on a 2 week course of strong antibiotics.

 

Like your dog she doesn't like bones so I will have to find out another way from the vets on her next checkup. I was told of a "stuff" that you put in their drinking water and helps keep tartar down but that was in Australia so trying to find out what it is and if I can't buy here I will get some and bring back on my visit there in September.

I ordered this water additive from Lazada. https://www.lazada.co.th/-i125184169-s131264239.html?urlFlag=true&mp=1?

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I get our dogs teeth cleaned annually at Kasetsart University.  They do a great job.  Costs about 2,000 baht per dog.

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Just now, rwill said:

I get our dogs teeth cleaned annually at Kasetsart University.  They do a great job.  Costs about 2,000 baht per dog.

Don't they have to anaesthetise the dog to do that?

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Just now, giddyup said:

Don't they have to anaesthetise the dog to do that?

Yes

 

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2 hours ago, Boon Mee said:

Darkie... whoops! I meant Darlie is the only toothpaste my dogs will use! 555 

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I buy big beef bones at the local market,cook hem and use the broth to make soup.The soup is great (we eat it our selves)Freeze the bones and give them to the dog,should keep them going for hours.

If the dog does not like bones you feed them too much.

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Love to brush my cat's teeth.  He lays right along side of me at night in bed while I'm reading a book.  When he yawns, near my face, it's worse than an open sewer.   :sick:

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One of my dogs had really yellow teeth, and tartar, with some red gums and REALLY stinky breath.

 

Some breeds are genetically prone to bad teeth (as was the case with my dog).  All 3 dogs fed the same diet and similar ages, but only this one had the bad teeth.

 

Don't waste you money of the denta chews.  They do not clean the teeth, merely they don't make it worse and MAY slow down future build up at best.

 

They also make the dog fat if you don't feed less of the normal food... and they are basically just processed junk food for dogs with lots of chemicals in them.

 

The best thing I found for the dogs to get clean teeth was raw chicken wings / legs.

 

They are so cheap at the market. My dogs love them.  They go crunching through them and gnawing on them.. till there is nothing left.  The RAW chicken bones are safe.. soft and crunchy and will scrape the tartar off the dogs teeth as they chew, munch on them and eat them.  

 

NEVER give cooked bones to dogs.. they go brittle and splinter and can injure the dogs mouth.. or even its insides.  

 

I fed the chicken on the bones several times a week instead of their normal dog food.  I fed them outside in the garden so the house did not get messy.  

 

The raw hide chews are also liked by my dogs... but they get soggy and sticky as they eat them.. so can't imagine they are doing a good job of being abrasive to the dirt on the teeth.

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We have two 4-legged kids (Labs) and give them half a large carrot most days.  Carrots are low in calories and high in vitamins and fiber, so are good for your dog regardless.  The fiber helps with the teeth cleaning, similar to the coconut option Arjen recommended.  The added benefit is the kids love them, which makes us all happy.  I've also seen a number of water additives that claim to address this issue but have no experience with them.  I'd be curious if anyone else reading this string has?????  I'm not sure there are any silver bullet remedies, but the fiber aspect of carrots makes sense and seems to help some.  R, Kevin

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5 hours ago, giddyup said:

I don't have a lot of faith in vets in Thailand, I find they are more interested in making money than giving sound advice.

 

The one nearest me is a miserable sod who doesn't like animals ☹️

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