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My dog’s teeth are really┬ábad, older dog, any tips rather than the vets?

Posted by mom111362, 4th August 2015

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  • Dog biscuits and advice from the vet!

  • You can buy these green biscuits that clean their teeth when they chew them. I’d get the vet to check them in case there are any abyss or rotting teeth

  • I would take him to the vet for a full, professional clean but then ask for tips on how to clean his teeth at home. You can buy dental chews that help remove tartar build up but I suspect that there’s only so much that you can do to help.

  • If it’s tartar build up, the vet is the best option. If you’ve tried chew things like bones and Pedigree Dentastix, regular dry food, and his teeth are still bad…..it’s definitely a vet visit, older dogs especially benefit from this

  • Dog biscuts are really good for their teeth and dental chews.

  • you can clean them, vet will show you, watch youtube videos but yes take to vet

  • Your dog may have a tooth that has gradually rotted that needs removal. It will be more obvious if your dog isn’t eating properly.

  • Dental chews specifically for dental hygiene. Chances are your dog isn’t going to start letting you brush their teeth in their twilight years if you have never done it before. Also look at the rest of the diet making sure it is nutritionally complete. Feed a larger sized biscuit for a larger dog making them work harder with their teeth. Add fresh parsley to their meals which aids in making their breath a little less on the nose too.

  • For humans we see our dentist for regular check ups & scale & clean, so a vet is the best person for our animals to see regularly.

  • ok booked in on Monday

  • HANNY N DAVE gave an expert and wonderful comment and one I agree with.

  • Once cleaned by the vet a special toothbrush can be purchased and used for cleaning your dogs teeth.

  • It has to be the vet if the teeth already look bad as the layers underneath will probably need attention as they may be diseased already. Many dogs need a regular clean at the vet.

  • I’d get them professionally done to be honest

  • thanks guys, ill go to the vets and ask them

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