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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-01-2012, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
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Sergio's Day at the Dentist

When Sergio was under for his neutering last Thursday, I had his teeth cleaned. I know that some dogs can go a lifetime without dental work. In the office, when the vet gently pulled up Sergio's lips so I could see his back teeth, they looked stained. And I've noticed before he isn't really a chewer at 2 years old.

The dental treats the vet gave us are on the crunchy side. They are exactly what I was looking for. Sergio loves them.

The vet said that to help prevent plaque build up to give the dental treats and brush daily. I'm waiting until next week to start with the daily brushing. Working up to that each day.

Anyone else have any dental experiences? I'm at least glad I had a chance to see inside of his mouth.
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Wow Nice. It's good to have those pictures.

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Those pictures are really great. Sorry, I haven't had this experience because I don't even have my puppies yet But I do appreciate the information - do you happen to know the brand name of the dental treats?
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I don't know the brand name of the dental treats. And I really need to find out. I want to make sure they weren't made in China. I naively trust medical professionals at times. I thought the vet said that someone in the office made them. They gave a sample zip lock bag to me of the dental treats. They aren't too big, not too small. They aren't really like dry biscuits, just crunchy. After I find out more about the ingredients, I will most likely purchase more.

Arlington has a lot of places like dog bakeries that make fresh dog treats.

On the flip side of the dental cleaning, I'm not sure I would have had him put under to have his teeth cleaned if he wasn't already getting neutered. Some dogs, I've read, also need to take antibiotics before or after a teeth cleaning.

It does sound like prevention is the best route to take when it comes to dental health for dogs. Sergio doesn't seem to like having his teeth brushed. We're working on that.
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