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    Default Do you brush your dog's teeth?

    Every time I take my Yorkie/Silky mix to Banfield for his 6 month checkups, they always tell me I need to be brushing his teeth, and no matter how many times I hear it, it still seems odd to me. I did try to brush his teeth once, but he was all about eating the tooth brush. They offer to do a cleaning for $180 (does that include floss!). Of course, it's not covered under his current medical plan, but for $10. more a month it is. Obviously I want my friend to be as healthy as he can be, but still - brushing a dog's teeth? How did we get by all these years without doing it? Is there sugar in their food now? What's the deal?

    And a question for our Canadian pet owners - are pet meds cheaper up there?

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    yes... i have a little finger toothbrush for my puppies.. get the bacon flavored tp.. I get it at Petco. My older beagle.. she is 13... gonna have to spend the money and get hers cleaned again! So I started my puppies brushing early!
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    No.
    Last summer my golden retriever accidentally got locked in the mud room during a thunderstorm, and she ate my back door. I think her teeth are healthy.







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    Back in the day, eventhough I was the master, he would have thrown the rule book out the window and I would have awoke in the ER. LOL. Even now he's an old grumpy dog that wouldn't even think about letting me brush his teeth. Just the run of the mill chew hides for my k9 on this end. Out.
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    My last dog Abby had teeth issue's due to them not being cared for, I didnt get her until she was 5 years old. She had loose teeth and decay, the vet wanted to pull some and clean the rest. They would not do it until she had a full blood work done due to her age, she died 2 weeks later.

    Molly, my new little puppy, I have tried to brush her teeth twice. I have a doggy tooth brush and a finger brush, I have several types of tooth paste. She wants no part of it, each time I have tried she wont allow it. Then she runs and pee's in the house, no joke!!! She once went pee on my duvet cover!!!!

    I know I should keep trying, I may just have to have the vets clean them.
    She gets so mad at me after I try, it breaks my heart, she runs from me after each attempt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OLO View Post
    Then she runs and pee's in the house, no joke!!! She once went pee on my duvet cover!!!!

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    Dude, you said duvet. LOL. That fucking rules. Did you get that at the mall or at a fashion show?
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    I purchased it at Macys, I bought all new sheets and everything.
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    Huh? What the fuck is a "duvet" Olo?!?!
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    I don't know anything about dogs, but cats, especially older cats, can get serious, even fatal, diseases from bad gums. Like dogs, one is supposed to brush cats teeth. Like what I am seeing in this thread, most cat owners do not and, instead, opt to have the teeth cleaned by a vet, who anesthetises the animal first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seenbad View Post
    Huh? What the fuck is a "duvet" Olo?!?!
    A giant pillowcase-like covering that fits over a comforter. Open-ended, it is typically closed by buttons, ties or a zipper.
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    Yeah, brush your dog's teeth regularly. You can desensitize them so they don't chomp on the brush. I just use a couple of old toothbrushes for my two Aussies. You get that meat flavored toothpaste, they start to dig it. It's not gonna prevent everything, just like brushing doesn't get everything for us, but if you do it 3 or 4 times a week it'll keep their choppers from decaying. But we can handle conscious cleanings every six months. To clean your dog's teeth at the vet, they have to be given anesthesia, put to sleep temporarily because they won't tolerate the drilling and scraping sensations from the vet's tools.

    And believe me when I say, if you don't ever absolutely HAVE to put your dog under anesthesia, don't. Only if absolutely necessary, as in, life-saving necessity. All else, don't take the risk. Animals often don't respond well to general, not localized, anesthetics. Much like humans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OLO View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by OLO View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    Every time I take my Yorkie/Silky mix to Banfield for his 6 month checkups, they always tell me I need to be brushing his teeth, and no matter how many times I hear it, it still seems odd to me. I did try to brush his teeth once, but he was all about eating the tooth brush. They offer to do a cleaning for $180 (does that include floss!). Of course, it's not covered under his current medical plan, but for $10. more a month it is. Obviously I want my friend to be as healthy as he can be, but still - brushing a dog's teeth? How did we get by all these years without doing it? Is there sugar in their food now? What's the deal?

    And a question for our Canadian pet owners - are pet meds cheaper up there?
    Yes we brush our Bernese Mountain Dog's teeth. The task is easier if you intoduce to them as a puppy. As far as sugar in the dog food in concerned...I am not sure but i have learned through previous experience that all of the dig food sold in your local food store are crap. The best way to go is with a raw diet (chop meat, etc) or hollistic dog food (we use Canidae). It's a little bit more expensive but it's so much better for yor dog.
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