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12-09-2013 10:01 AM
marbury Raw bones, rawhide, hooves, and antlers. Never any plaque in our house! My 14 year old has perfect pearly whites and they haven't had a single brushing.
12-09-2013 08:43 AM
Bequavious
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Originally Posted by blehmannwa View Post
It was a legit study done by a vet school--not the toothpaste cartel--so I would think that they controlled variables like chewing bones. Of course the real magic is in the song.
Haha of course! You could probably just sing the song and it would have the same effect

Oh one more question though, for those of you who just do bones, how often do they generally get them? From my understanding the raw knuckle bones are pretty messy so you wouldn't just leave them available 24/7 like an antler or nylabone.


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12-08-2013 10:30 PM
blehmannwa It was a legit study done by a vet school--not the toothpaste cartel--so I would think that they controlled variables like chewing bones. Of course the real magic is in the song.
12-08-2013 10:16 PM
Bequavious
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IIRC, there was a study done with beagles and the dogs that had their teeth brushed lived an average of three years longer than those that didn't,
We even have a song--to the tune of "Alouette"
"Brushing Teethies
Brushing Brushing teethies
Brush the teethies, make them clean and white.'
First we brush them up and down
Than we brush them round and round
Up and down, round and rounds."

I fear that I have said too much.
Lol that's awesome! I wonder if the un-brushed dogs in the study were getting anything to chew on? That would be really interesting to compare, if not.


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12-07-2013 09:58 PM
Kahrg4 LOL blehmannwa I love it!! Glad to know I'm not the only one who sings to their dog.
For the record my boys don't get a formal teeth cleaning or regular brushing. I do check maybe once every 3 weeks or so for buildup. So far the raw bones have served us well.
12-07-2013 07:07 PM
blehmannwa IIRC, there was a study done with beagles and the dogs that had their teeth brushed lived an average of three years longer than those that didn't,
We even have a song--to the tune of "Alouette"
"Brushing Teethies
Brushing Brushing teethies
Brush the teethies, make them clean and white.'
First we brush them up and down
Than we brush them round and round
Up and down, round and rounds."

I fear that I have said too much.
12-07-2013 06:53 PM
bellske I want to lol the mrs thinks I'm crazy.

I've got these wipe things that I use every now and then but all they really seem to do is freshen the breath and the dog would rather try run off with them and chew them lol
12-07-2013 04:52 PM
Kat Tastic Our Bassett will lay down and hold still while you brush his teeth with the poultry paste and pull his lips back, but he had it done regularly when he was in show.

The puppy? He just wants to eat the brush. I tried letting him and just brushing as much as I could, but it wasn't getting the outside molars. Instead, I put my finger in the very back between his gums and brush the back quickly. He seems to like gumming my finger and licking at the paste, I figure it's progress.

Now if I could just get him to sit still!
12-07-2013 02:05 PM
blehmannwa The dog toothpaste is poultry flavored and we statred just letting them lick it off the brush and gradually working up to brushing the teeth. It is now part of their bedtime ritual.
12-07-2013 10:27 AM
Tide vom Nobles We clean ours when they get a bath. They get it about once a month.
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