How do you care for your dogs teeth?

(14 Posts)
LittleLongDog Tue 07-May-19 17:02:44

Ours is only a pup but I’m wondering what do do about his teeth?

Our rescue cat had to have a bit of dental surgery (poor thing) and I don’t want the same for him when he reaches her age if I can help it.

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sleepismysuperpower1 Tue 07-May-19 17:10:24

i brush our pups teeth with this 2 times every week, and they have one of these a day x

pigsDOfly Tue 07-May-19 17:13:09

Logic toothpaste - it's the best one - brushed every evening with the finger brush that comes with the toothpaste.

It's a bit fiddly and hit and miss sometimes, well it is with my dog, but if you start while he's a pup he'll get used to it.

Even just getting some of the Logic onto the teeth helps, but brushing as well is best.

Start by letting him get used to your finger in his mouth and gradually build up to brushing. It takes time and patients so let him get used to it slowly.

You can start to put a small amount of Logic on his teeth straight away though as he should like the flavour; my dog loves the flavour and will jump on the sofa to have her teeth brushed as soon as she sees the tube; not so keen on the brush though.

BorderlineExperimental Tue 07-May-19 17:17:46

Mine also get theirs brushed every evening with Logic Oral Hygiene Gel. I use this brush as I find it’s easier to get right to their back ones than with the finger brushes.

AvocadosBeforeMortgages Tue 07-May-19 17:25:06

I don't feed raw otherwise, but DDog gets a raw meaty bone from the butcher's every week or so, as recommended by our old vet. It's a fist sized piece, sold for dogs, about 20p each and more bone than meat. Has to be fed when he's hungry or he decides to bury it in the curtains and then dig it up a week later when he remembers.

It seems to be doing the trick - his teeth are white, his breath isn't noxious and the new vet is happy!

BiteyShark Tue 07-May-19 18:28:27

DH brushes BiteyDogs teeth every evening with logic toothpaste as PP mentioned.

We only do the outsides and it is only a couple of brushes either side but it does make a big difference because his teeth and breath stink after coming back from boarding (we don't ask them to do it when he boards as I think that's stressful enough for everyone grin).

We use this toothbrush which is expensive but really soft and has lasted ages

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Petdentist-Premium-Toothbrush-Charcoal-Cleaning

LittleLongDog Tue 07-May-19 20:12:13

Thanks everyone! I’ve got the logic gel and little finger brush in my Amazon basket to try first.

I never thought about brushing their teeth every evening! Bless, it’s like having a mad bitey toddler sometimes.

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ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 07-May-19 20:13:45

Just a dentastik a day. Now aged 12, vet said ddog has fairly perfect teeth. Have never brushed.

niknac1 Tue 07-May-19 20:20:20

Dentastix has been fab for the many dogs we’ve had. Completely recommended.

BiteyShark Tue 07-May-19 20:29:17

I give my dog a dentastix but as a treat. He bites it in three and hardly chomps them. There is no way they clean his teeth.

niknac1 Tue 07-May-19 21:07:13

I started with Dentastix on dogs we’d rescued and they did clean their teeth, there was a noticeable improvement but I realise it may not be the case for every dog but they are easily available and fairly cheap ( Amazon do good offers for bigger purchases if they are good for your dog)

AvocadosBeforeMortgages Tue 07-May-19 23:08:24

I was given a packet of Dentastix once and decided to give PestDog one a day. By day two his behaviour had gone off a cliff edge.

The Dentastix were binned, and serenity normality returned. They clearly didn't agree with him!

BiteyShark Wed 08-May-19 07:21:01

We only give ours a dentastix after a walk or training. Basically to replenish the energy he has just lost otherwise we have similar issues Avocados

mrsjoyfulprizeforraffiawork Wed 08-May-19 12:15:17

I try to clean my dog's teeth about twice a week with small dog toothbrush (child's does as well) and dog toothpaste I buy online. She does also have a Dentastix a day - not for teeth cleaning purposes but because she is mad about them - I wish she wasn't as all those chewy things are absolutely loaded with calories. I've heard at least two separate vets say so - one also told me Dentastix don't do much to keep teeth clean and the assumption is that they are hard and will scrape against dog's teeth to remove deposits in a random kind of way.

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