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Dog hates toothpaste!

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Ferrousfumerate1 Sat 03-Feb-18 15:00:47

Having a real problem brushing our dog's teeth using Arm & Hammer beef toothpaste. Usually so compliant, usually so willing to eat anything, he hates the taste.

Any suggestions? We give him sticks to chew on which hopefully eases some plaque, but his breath smells, so i'm conscious he has issues

mrsjoyfulprizeforraffiawork Sat 03-Feb-18 15:03:48

I get one from Viovet (I think) that is made by Virbac. It is "poultry flavour". I think they do other flavours too. Both my dogs have been fine with it.

Bananarama12 Sat 03-Feb-18 15:05:54

You can use plaque off in his food. It's slowly breaks up the plaque on his teeth.

Ferrousfumerate1 Sun 04-Feb-18 07:05:59

THank you x

joystir59 Thu 08-Feb-18 17:09:23

Never clean his teeth. He eats quite a lot of bones and raw meat and never eats dry food

Olliver27 Thu 08-Feb-18 17:32:50

Mine go nuts for the Arm & Hammer toothpaste, they would chew a tube if it was left in reach! They like this one too, and it leaves their breath more pleasant than the beef scented paste. Plaque Off is absolutely brilliant too. We use a combination of brushing once a week, and Plaque Off a couple of times per week - teeth are sparkling.

LimeJellyHead Fri 16-Feb-18 18:08:39

LOGIC dog toothapste is the best (IMO) and my dogs love it.

SunshineAndRaindrops Fri 16-Feb-18 18:13:54

My dog hides when I get the toothbrush out so he has a carrot a day which has improved his teeth and breath then a scale at the vets once a year.

Ferrousfumerate1 Fri 16-Feb-18 19:08:59

Sunshine, do you have to put dog under sedation for the scaling?

SunshineAndRaindrops Sat 17-Feb-18 07:09:36

I believe so, hubby takes him but could depend on your dog??

Chippyway Sat 17-Feb-18 11:08:18

If a dog is fed decent raw diet with proper raw bones there won’t be any need for brushing a dogs teeth.

user1486076969 Tue 20-Feb-18 20:27:16

We've resorted to Plaque Off sprinkled on food, it's brilliant.

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