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thanks for the reminder Suzi, So true , small dogs are more prone, and it can be genetic. 70 per cent or something like that, have tartar issues over the age of three I believe are the stats for all dog. I like these words ....
" I want to feed a home made,cooked diet – but don’t we need kibble to clean teeth?
In a word, no. You need raw bones and/or a good toothbrush and a bit of discipline to brush regularly. Some dogs will tend to get plaque more readily than others; some can’t tolerate raw bones, some will maintain a clean healthy mouth on a raw diet with little effort from their guardians. And no question, maintaining good oral hygiene is critically important for systemic, longterm health. but kibble won’t do it – in fact, it’s the worst thing you can feed for healthy teeth and gums. This is a huge myth. Feed raw, safe bones, brush, use a balanced raw diet where appropriate. Kibble fed dogs have the worst oral hygiene I’ve seen" ... The Possible Canine
for us brushing DAILY is a must.
Dave and Molly
Ian Dunbar was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award from I.P.D.T.A. Here's a picture of me accepting the award on his behalf.
Member of IAABC ,International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants , Member of Pet Professional Guild
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