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I would NOT want my dog anesthetized annually for teeth cleaning. Kodi's teeth get brushed several times a week with enzymatic tooth paste, making sure we get it all the way to the back. He is 4 1/2 and the vet says his teeth look great.
I would not EVER give a dog a dental chew again. Kodi was hospitalized as a 2 year old with an obstruction from a dental chew, and the University vet hospital told us that THE NUMBER ONE cause of surgical obstructions they see are caused by dental chews. If the dog bites off a large piece and swallows it without chewing it up, they do not completely digest in the stomach, and the large piece(s) can become lodged in the intestines. It was a $1,700 lesson for us… don't make the same mistake.
Karen, Kodi, Pixel and Panda
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