I use Tropiclean both the gel and the daily oral water additive. I have been using it for a year and at Sting's annual checkup last month the vet was impressed with how well his teeth and gums were. This stuff is amazing - I use a finger brush though it can just be applied directly to the gums - my Sting loves the taste. After the first 2 weeks, it just needs to be applied twice a week.
never needed to brush teeth . Even the 11 year old has gleaming white.
when feeding raw , the meat has protease , which will break down the plaque .
please be aware that human toothpaste may be sweetened with Xylitol --- many are because that is beneficial for our teeth , one reason why it appears in chewing gum . But for a dog it does not take much Xylitol to kill the dog. It is very toxic.
jax-chicken feet?? really? raw or cooked?
lucy dog-that's good to know! a girl I know keeps pushing for me to have wolf's teeth cleaned by the vet because she doesn't think a toothbrush is enough for a dog haha go figure. his teeth really aren't bad, so good to know after 5 years they're still in good shape.