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Teeth Cleaning

Hi Everyone

I was wondering if any of you have had your babies' teeth cleaned by the vet ? Max's teeth in general are pretty good but he goes nuts when I try to brush them.....so his back ones could do with some help....

I am concerned about his being so small - around 9.5lbs and the anaesthetic having a negative reaction....

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No, but I have a couple here that need cleaning at the vet too.

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Henry had it done about 6 mo ago at the vet when he just turned 5 yrs old.
I was a nervous wreck, but he did great. Go consult with your vet and they will tell you more you the procedure.
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I have Kodi on a plaque preventative, and also make sure I brush his teeth 3x per week. Doing that, the vet says his teeth are in great shape. Tooth brushing can be a challenge in the beginning, but if you are patient and persistent, it's the best way to keep their teeth in good condition!


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I have actually been looking into teeth cleaning as it is the one area that I haven't been good about. She gets them brushed MAYBE twice a month. totally my fault. I've seen some groomer shops have anesthesia free teeth cleaning... I wonder what that is all about?? I've been thinking to do it in the next 6 months or so. Her teeth aren't gross, i do check them out often, but I'm sure they need a good cleaning.

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I always worry but I have had most of the beasties' teeth cleaned at one point or another. It is when they get older that you really have to worry and do preliminary blood work first.

I like these 3-in-one toothbrush styles. I can get all sides in one stroke. http://www.petco.com/product/111961/...eCat=LookAhead

The wipes are quick,too. I don't know how effective they are but they are handy after Jack eats poop.

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I thought Abby's were looking pretty good but the vet said the back teeth aren't so good-looking. She will be five in June so I need to get hers done professionally and start doing better about brushing. That is just one thing I really hate to do!

I have always had small dogs and have gotten their teeth cleaned at the vet's office and they never had a problem. They were all 8 lbs. or under. In fact, I don't think they put them under as heavily as with a surgery because mine always came home pretty perky.

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You can check out my photo album for the "before" and "after" photos of Sergio's day at the dentist.

I've read that you need to be even more cautious about teeth cleaning with no anesthesia. Not sure why exactly. Maybe it's too traumatic for the dogs?

I still haven't been able to brush Sergio's teeth on my own. He just moves his head around from side to side whenever I get close with the finger brush and the doggie chicken liver smelling paste. He doesn't like paste stuff, even peanut butter!!!
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You can check out my photo album for the "before" and "after" photos of Sergio's day at the dentist.

I've read that you need to be even more cautious about teeth cleaning with no anesthesia. Not sure why exactly. Maybe it's too traumatic for the dogs?

I still haven't been able to brush Sergio's teeth on my own. He just moves his head around from side to side whenever I get close with the finger brush and the doggie chicken liver smelling paste. He doesn't like paste stuff, even peanut butter!!!
Nice teeth! How long was Sergio at the Vet before coming home?



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