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Old 21-08-2017, 03:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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we've had our 18 month old on various activity level appropriate MW kibble since a very young age and it seems to work well. she would be fed twice a day in line with the feeding guidelines and in the evening feed we would reduce the kibble and introduce some of the MW wet food.

some weekends she may get sardines in addition to a reduced portion of kibble

she never gets human food

she is in very good shape and has a glossy coat and until recently, very shiny white teeth! she would once a month get a bone from the butchers and that would seem to do the trick to keep teeth clean

over the past weeks we have seen her molars yellow so have started to brush them. i did speak to MW to see what it was that may be causing her teeth to discolour all of a sudden. nothing that they could think of that would relate to her diet.

has anyone experience anything similar?

we have now started to use plaqueoff in her food as well as weekly brushing but i am steering clear of dentastix but am wondering whether any of the other ones like orozyme logic are any good?

what are you doing to keep your dogs teeth in good shape and white - would love to hear!
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My girls were on Millies Wolfheart for a while and I noticed my oldest one was getting discoloured teeth. I ended up having to brush them every day with logic gel or enzymatic toothpaste, if I skipped a day or two they would be yellow again.

My two girls are now on raw, have been for two weeks and I can see the difference in my oldest girls teeth. I also use dorwest herb fragaria and give them one of the small balls every day. I have dorwest herb toothpaste too which I have only used once and her teeth look great.
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Plaqueoff and the enzyme toothpaste used here.
Dentist did recommend a mouthwash spray at one point to help keep Luna's teeth cleaner but I never got any!
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My girls were on Millies Wolfheart for a while and I noticed my oldest one was getting discoloured teeth. I ended up having to brush them every day with logic gel or enzymatic toothpaste, if I skipped a day or two they would be yellow again.

My two girls are now on raw, have been for two weeks and I can see the difference in my oldest girls teeth. I also use dorwest herb fragaria and give them one of the small balls every day. I have dorwest herb toothpaste too which I have only used once and her teeth look great.
Frank's 4 years old in about a months time, never had his teeth brushed or cleaned, but has been raw fed since being just over 6 months old! Seems to keep his teeth nice and white.
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I like brushing their teeth as it gives me a chance to check on gums and any bleeding.
Luna had cracks in both her biggest top teeth that vets kept saying were fine. BUT she was telling me otherwise and I felt they were sore. Telling the vet the gums were bleeding when brushed caught their attention. Both teeth were judged as needing removal over a period of 6 months and all the face rubbing and refusal to play tuggy and other subtle 'normal dog apparently' behaviours disappeared. Loon returned to HER normal Feel awful that she was in discomfort so long - we owners DO know our dogs better than vets in general!!!
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Teeth are strange things. In all my years in dogs I've never brushed their teeth, working on the premise that nobody brushes their teeth in the wild. and only ever had one dog who had any bad teeth. My theory is that it could be genetic, thin enamel for example. Amy is now going on 13 years old and her teeth are as good as at a year old.

Yes, I do keep an eye on them on my routine check ups. With your dog standing in front facing you, start at the front. Open mouth and check teeth including gums, check eyes particularly looking at the whites of the eyes. Move back to the ears, look in both for dirt or wax, sniffing both for a nice clean small. (If they smell nasty, (unusual smell) suspect ear mites. Run hands over the body feeling for matted fur, (possible cut been bleeding) lumps and bumps, (investigate the small bumps, they could be ticks, bigger lumps mean a trip to the vet.) look for dirt in the coat, (could be flea dirt.) then down the legs to the paws, (check pads for cuts and check claws.) A weekly, or even fortnightly check up like this does two things. It teaches a puppy to accept being handled and will make trips to the vets easier, and also, it's original intention, provides an early warning of impending problems. With a young squirmy puppy start by only doing a little one time, then later do a bit more until over a two or three day period you have done the full check.

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Frank's 4 years old in about a months time, never had his teeth brushed or cleaned, but has been raw fed since being just over 6 months old! Seems to keep his teeth nice and white.
I'm hoping the raw food will help keep their teeth clean. I enjoy brushing their teeth
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What's wrong with dentastix?
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What's wrong with dentastix?
Anything made by pedigree is very poor quality, the ingrediants are pretty shocking

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