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Is It Ever Too Late to Start Brushing a Dog's Teeth?


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, pets )

Cher
- 589 days ago - dogster.com
A tooth-brushing regimen is usually a good idea, but certain dogs will need to see a vet first.



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tasunka m. (334)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 8:58 am
Once there is a lot of plaque,it's best to get it removed
they may have to sedate the dog, and then when all clean,you can start to brush on a regular basis

on an unrelated note,I have joined dogster, look for Draco's reign of fyre if you are a member
thanks Cher
 

Barbara D. (72)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 12:00 pm
Very good article. This is Canine Dental Month so get those pups to your veterinarian for a check-up. Then, start brushing!
 

Florence Eaise (132)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 2:47 pm
Great article with great info but im confused as to why its in offbeat, seems to me that this is just a normal animal article and should be in the animal section. Mustve run out of space lmao
 

kye j. (41)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 3:20 pm
Good article.
I brush my fur kids teeth with an electric toothbrush week and I ensure dental treats ie "dentastix" are given 3 days per week to assist reduce incidence of plaque development.Their teeth are good and their vet always comments re this.
 

marie c. (168)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 3:56 pm
Noted thanks Cher
 

Susan Allen (221)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 6:01 pm
Great article. Shared.
 

Erin R. (169)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 8:59 pm
noted with thanks
 

Cheryl Ulrich (109)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 11:49 pm
I brush my 2 dogs teeth every night with poultry flavored toothpaste from the vet ! I've learned to be quick about it , as they get impatient once the toothpaste is all gone ! :)
 

Ruth S. (307)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 4:02 am
We must keep our animal friend healthy from the toenails to the tip of their tails.
 

Carol H. (229)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 4:34 am
noted, thanks Cher
 

Mike and Janis B. (7)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 2:27 pm
Both dogs and cats need mouth cleaning. Ours wont accept the brush so we just rub the gel onto their gums every night. The vet is amazed at how good their mouths are.
 

Klaus Peters (12)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 5:23 am
I have tried so hard on my previous Pommeranian to clean his teeth, I could never do so. I could only do it with special tooth cleaning treats. He almost made it to 18 y. of age.
Now we have a Rottweiler. How can I brush his teeth, impossible. I tried from an early age, but I do value my fingers. He is 15 months old now and the only way to clean his teeth is rawhide 'bones' and other tooth cleaning treats. But we seemed to have made a deal, I hold a small treat between my left thumb and forefinger, he opens his mouth and I immediately put it in the back of his mouth still hanging on to the treat. That gives me enough time to check the condition of his teeth and gums. Perfect teeth, as white as they can be! Sure he gets a few more treats afterwards. This also gave me a clue of how many teeth of different shapes and sizes a big Rotti has, wow.
 
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