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01-11-2014 12:18 PM
SuperG I use different bones....beef rib, chicken necks, turkey neck but my observations have suggested that beef neck bones are the best for keeping those teeth nice and white. I do keep a bit of an eye on my pooch when she is chomping on the beef neck bones as there are smaller pieces which become detached....probably being a bit too overcautious but that's me.

I have also heard the green tripe also aids in keeping the teeth cleaned and white even though it is boneless.

I remember our first shepherd had ( over time ) this horrible greenish buildup on her teeth near the gums...I suppose it was plaque/calculus/tartar. I never fed her any bones and decided to change that. After one beef neck bone it was simply amazing how much of the gunk was gone, plus her breath was sooooooo much better.

01-11-2014 11:42 AM
Redberry How often and in what quantities should I give my 6month old 55lbs pup turkey necks for the optimal teeth cleaning? I feed her kibble mixed with wet food, no other raw in her diet..

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01-06-2014 09:04 AM
blackshep Raw feeding!

I've tried brushing my dog's teeth, but she chews the brush and a couple of times broke the end off, I had a mild heart attack while trying to keep her from swallowing it!
01-04-2014 08:12 PM
misslesleedavis1 Tyson must get a kick out of me and my blue finger brush, he must think "oh look theres my idiot mom waiving that thing i like to chew around..on her finger"
01-04-2014 07:41 PM
loulabelle23 Jake refuses plan blank puts his nose into corner refuses to move until toothbrush and paste is gone its murder when its brought out

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01-04-2014 05:20 PM
Originally Posted by Saphire View Post
Turkey necks will clean them spotless.
Turkey neck is the perfect toothbrush. If your dog can tolerate one, it works beautifully.
01-04-2014 05:11 PM
Saphire Turkey necks will clean them spotless.
01-04-2014 04:21 PM
David Taggart Are you intended to do it every day to the rest of his life? I don't think so. Dogs clean their teeth by gnawing the bones they cannot chew. They chew the cartilage of the joint and continue to work on the bone. It also is a calcium source, a growing dog needs it. Consult your butcher which beef bone part to feed your puppy and provide often with raw bones including pork ribs.
Dogs work on the bone differently and it is not necessarily he will remove all the scale. I use a dental tool to scrape it time to time on Lucy's fangs.
01-04-2014 04:16 PM
Sunflowers I stick to femur bones and antlers. More fun for both of us.
01-04-2014 04:01 PM
stephyjohnson4 Most of the time for me I used bones. But once in a while I would take him in the vet to do deep cleaning, but that can be costly.
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