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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 10-22-2008, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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Brushing your dogs teeth?

Do you brush your dogs teeth? I know and have seen that there are doggy tooth brushes and special doggy toothpaste out there and was wondering if anyone brushes their dogs teeth. Not to many people I know do brush their dogs teeth but some people do.

So, do you brush you dogs teeth?
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Re: Brushing your dogs teeth?

Yes I brush them and no I don't use toothpaste - Morgan won't tolerate it.

Why? When Morgan was 5 1/2 years old I was told she needed a full scaling but it was dangerous to put her under becuase she was 87 lbs when she'd been 58lbs at age 3 (thanks to Purina One and my twins giving her their leftover dinners.) We worked on getting her weight down and I started brushing her teeth every night. Morgan is 7 now and at her last check up the same vet told me her teeth look great - no dental needed. (today she was 68lbs)

Thank you, please don't put my dog under, I'll just get a $2 tooth brush.

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Oh and I use a soft child size toothbrush.

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Re: Brushing your dogs teeth?

Yes, Mayzie's starting to get some buildup on her back teeth so I've started brushing them. She tolerates a toothbrush but according to my vet using a gauze pad or anything to get it on the tooth works just as well as long as you use an enzymatic toothpaste.
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Re: Brushing your dogs teeth?

Ilan happens to like an electric toothbrush, but I guess she's an oddity. I started brushing hers when I noticed her watching me when I brushed mine. I rinsed out my toothbrush and tried it on her. She liked it so much that it is now hers, and I went out and bought a new one!

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I use a regular human toothbrush on my dogs. No toothpaste at all. I am slowly getting them used to my Sonicare electric toothbrush. Inga does not like the sound of it. Chaco thinks it's some kind of treat.

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I too brush Ivy's teeth and some people think I am crazy. I sometimes use toothpaste sometimes not. She is not a fan of getting her teeth brushed but she tolerates it.
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Re: Brushing your dogs teeth?

I've brushed Chance's teeth pretty much since I got him at 6 months old. I use toothpaste when I brush them, Chance acts sad if I don't use it. xD He LOVES his toothpaste, even ate a bottle of it once. >_<

On top of brushing his teeth I also use this stuff called Dental Fresh. It's a liquid that goes in the dogs water to help clean teeth and freshen breath. Along with daily chews, it's helped remove build up (And smell) from my small dogs teeth. My little 3 year old Chihuahua mix had such bad build up on her teeth there was barely any tooth showing on her teeth. Now she barely has any at all!

My family thinks I'm nuts but their dogs have gum disease and tooth loss at young ages. *shrugs* I only wish I'd have started earlier with my small dogs because lack of dental care has given them a lot of mouth problems.
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I give my dogs RMB's, they have sparkly whites!

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Re: Brushing your dogs teeth?

Nope I have never brushed any of my dogs teeth in the last 43 years and none of my present and passed dogs have had teeth issues.

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