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3/23/14 11:16 P

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Thanks. That sounds similar to something that I had been looking for but I couldn't find it. I had the toothpaste, though, and when I got her to taste it (beef flavor) she didn't mind getting her teeth brushed as much.



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3/23/14 7:08 P

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Clean Teeth gel gets squirted on the gums at night. At least thirty minutes after there last meal and drink of water.

Olivia doesn't like her mouth opened so I squirt it on my finger and get her lick it off



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3/23/14 2:56 P

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Is the Clean Teeth Gel used with a toothbrush or is that one of those you just squirt in? I have the Tropiclean that you put in the water that is for both dogs and cats since they drink out of the same bowl all the time. (I tried separate bowls, but that didn't work) Cassie has had Arm & Hammer stuff in her separate bowl almost since I got her and the other bowl used to have one that I got from the cat aisles since I got it originally for Orzo.

I didn't get Cassie until she was 4 1/2 and I am not sure, but think the canine was broken when I got her and Lori hadn't noticed. She probably had just broken it if it was then. Could be she did it on the first bones or chews I gave her, though. She never seemed to notice it. The vet told me Friday night that broken canines usually aren't a problem, so he will check it before pulling and make sure if it needs it. It feels like it has split up it, though. I am currently brushing her teeth every night and it doesn't look as bad as it did, but looks infected around it. The rest of her teeth are nice and white.



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3/23/14 10:53 A

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I use the Tropiclean Clean Teeth Gel, CET Chews and Dental Fresh Advanced Plaque and Tartar. Olivia is 1 1/2 and the Vet said her teeth are amazing.

I have a nine year old Rat Terrier and I get praised for her teeth as well. She had her teeth cleaned once when she was two years old, (one year after I got her) but has not needed it since.

Miley is another story, but she didn't come to live with me until she was ten. We are working on that.

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2/26/14 4:27 P

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You might also think about using a C.E.T. product - it is enzymatic and you don't have to use an actual toothbrush. You only have to apply it to the teeth with your finger. Also, remember that dogs don't get tartar on the inside of their teeth, just the outsides, so that makes applying it easier :) I'm sure she'll feel much better when you're able to get the tooth extracted, sounds like it won't be much longer!


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2/19/14 10:52 P

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Thanks for the info. She doesn't seem to be in pain at all other than waiting for the pumpkin to heat up. When I brushed her teeth last night I warmed the water a little bit and she had no problem at all with me brushing them lightly. I make sure to get the tooth brush really soft and I don't brush very hard at all.



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2/19/14 10:44 P

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Maybe you can give her some aspirin for pain with vet's approval. The typical dose for dogs is 325mg/ 60 lbs of weight but I would confirm with the vet.

A syringe minus the needle to flush with salt water should not be more than 40 cents at a feed store.
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2/19/14 10:24 P

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The only soreness she seems to have is from cold. She will wait to eat her pumpkin until it has warmed up some. The wait on pulling it is because she is in heat and I don't want to put both at the same time if I don't have to. It might not be necessary to separate them, but they always say not to have dental work done at that time for humans. I don't have money, but will put it on a credit card and try to sell some things if I possibly can to pay for it.



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2/19/14 9:23 P

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I would avoid brushing near the broken tooth. In fact, I suspect that some of her resistance is due to the fact that you get near that tooth either with the brush or with your hands (from the outside handling her jaw). Maybe your vet could prescribe some pain medication and if they suspect an infection either some flushing with saline solution (salt water) with a syringe or even oral antibiotics.
Hope they can take care of it soon.
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2/19/14 5:24 P

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Every dog whose teeth I tried brushing would fight me like crazy. Last week when I was doing Cassie's again she was fighting. When we were pretty much through I just put some more of the toothpaste in her mouth. I think she fought the next night again, but the next night she actually told me that I hadn't brushed her teeth yet and it was time. I did have a little trouble the next time because she has such small teeth on the bottom and I couldn't get her lip away from them. Last night I got to the bottom teeth okay, though. I am really concerned to get the top left side, though, since she has the broken tooth on that side and I'm afraid it might get kind of infected around it. I've been using a special mouthwash to get it better as well as the mouthwash. It will be a few weeks before that tooth can be removed.



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2/19/14 5:11 P

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I've always brushed Oreo's teeth, not as much as I should, but several times a week. I use one of those toothbrushes you slip on you finger and as soon as she see's me doing that she gives me her full attention. I think she thinks she's getting a treat because of the beef flavored toothpaste!! emoticon

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2/16/14 8:25 P

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It was mostly to get people in and introduce them to the grooming salon, but also let them know that they will do some teeth cleaning there (what they can do without anesthesia and mainly with the foaming gel)



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Good for Petco for doing that...as long as it isn't *only* about promoting products, lol. Oral health is so important!

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2/15/14 6:48 P

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I, of course, went to a store that didn't have the formal seminar. Turns out that they don't get that many people in, so they were just taking people who were going into the groomer. I did end up talking to the manager, though, and he covered what they were talking about except that I was mainly already doing the things he recommends. The chews he doesn't really think are that good. Since I am running low on the stuff you put in the water I got a new bottle of it and he gave me $5 off on it (ended up costing the same as the cheapest one).



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2/15/14 2:40 P

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I learned a lot about dental care when I went low-carb. I used to get cavities every year and I assumed it was from eating a lot of sugar. I found out since that the sugar in our mouth definitely contributes but the worst part is the effects of sugar on mineral levels in the blood and also in saliva. This is what causes cavities and many other oral health problems. Since going low-carb about 2 years ago I have not had any additional cavities and some teeth have remineralized. I believe this would be true for dogs and cats as well.
Brushing is working only on the symptoms. My dentist confirmed this while admitting that he is a sugar addict, LOL.
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2/15/14 2:10 P

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2/15/14 2:02 P

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Petco here is having an Oral Care Seminar (short one) today and tomorrow. I was going to take Cassie, but she came in heat yesterday or so, so will probably not want to take her in. I do have panties from when I had Annie, though. Cassie has had really bad breath and I have tried brushing her teeth, but it has always been a big fight (was with the others too). I found out what the bad breath was (a broken tooth), so while trying to find where to take it out and also wait out her season, I started brushing her teeth more often. I have beef flavored toothpaste for her and am adding Thieves Mouthwash (just a drop or two). She surprised me last night by telling me that it was time to brush her teeth before I got ready for bed. Hopefully that means I don't have to fight her anymore.

I have also used the in-the-water stuff for her, enzymatic cleaner gel and dental chews, so I have worked on her teeth quite a bit. Just didn't realize that one tooth was supposed to be a long one and it had broken off at some time, possibly before I got her.

If you have Petco near you, the oral hygiene seminar might be something some would be interested in.



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