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post #11 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 05:49 PM
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I got Zack those kind of bones, and his teeth are really white. In his food there's also dental things, dunno what they do but I suppose they help!


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post #12 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 05:58 PM
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I had my Cattle Dog's teeth cleaned and some pulled after I adopted her from the shelter. She had horrendous breath because of rotting teeth,but the problem was taken care of after the dental. It was around $250 for everything. I ask my vet from time to time if he thinks she needs another one,and he always says no. Saba had her dental two years ago when I first adopted her,and hasn't had another one since.I give her plenty of things to chew on to keep her teeth looking good.She just needed the one procedure to get her off to a better start.

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Some dogs will have tartar no matter what is done. Brushing their teeth and bones are good. Most places have a month that is a dental month for dogs/cats...just like spay/neuter month and they offer nice discounts. I paid $127.00 for my golden and it was a deep cleaning, scraping, etc..everything that was needed.

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Chicken feet....clean those back teeth right up.
how do you get the chicken to stick his feet in the dogs mouth ?
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My GSD (54 lbs) has a dental crown so she sees a vet dentist. Her last visit at the vet dentist was in early 2012. It was around $550, it included x-ray, blood-work, and teeth cleaning. My Westie (14 lbs) had his teeth cleaned at our primary care vet a couple of months ago. It was $260, that included blood-work and teeth cleaning, no x-ray.

I think it all depends on the type of anesthesia used, if IV fluid is used, and the size of your pet.
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I actually just wrote an article to my blog on this subject today...

In my opinion, there is no reason to go get the dental cleanings done when you can try the less invasive, more natural methods of cleaning their teeth first.

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I always gave Tamsen these nice green sticks from a tree
of ours, really worked well to scrape, she lived a little past
14 and only had them cleaned once, as a just because
thing.

Sierra, that I didn't get until age 5 1/2, always had a hard
time with hers, and our dental special month was $400 and
something, so you're right along there, I'm in No. Cal., too.

Lillie's back ones are already better than when we got her,
with the same stick regimen!!

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500.00 sounds reasonable to me. just not sure i would want my dog to go under general every year.
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We had our labs teeth cleaned while she was under having a fatty tumor removed. I believe it was just under $300. We give the knuckle bones as well.
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Our dogs never needed a teeth cleaning. Our cats do however I'd say about two cleanings in their lifetime usually starting about age 7. Since they go under anesthesia, about $350. For them it was worth it, the vet usually found a rotting, painful tooth that they removed. Remember the infection of a bad tooth can get into the blood stream and do damage in other parts of the body.
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