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Tooth plaque.

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by simplysardonic, Mar 14, 2021.


  1. simplysardonic

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    Vanya's got a slight buildup of plaque on her molars.

    We're working on desensitising her to teeth cleaning, but we've reached an impasse- she's good at having her mouth handled gently but she doesn't like the Beaphar toothpaste we've bought, which is supposedly liver flavoured.

    I think she just doesn't like the taste (she is also the only dog I've had who won't readily take Drontal), so was wondering if anyone has any recommendations.
     
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    Dorwest do one in a tub (like you used to get for humans) that is Roast Dinner flavour. I like it because it has that very slightly abrasive texture that human toothpaste has.
     
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    Yes I use the Dorwest Roast Dinner Flavour some of the time and mine seem to like the taste.
     
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    Thanks, I've seen that advertised online so will order some :)
     
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    I don't know if it will help or hinder you but I start by using coconut oil on a tooth brush first. Mine all love it though I know not all dogs do. Simply because Eevee wasn't a great fan of a couple of toothpastes I had, I tend to use logic but I think I had the arm and hammer though she liked it off my finger the tube, she was a bit funny at first on her teeth. No idea why, I think the stickiness. So I used coconut oil. I mean some people swear by oil pulling so I thought what have I got to lose, using the oil I hope it sort of disperses around some teeth as well as the brushing so she enjoyed it anyway. It's probably an additional step in cleaning but it didn't bother me.
     
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    That's a good idea, I've got coconut oil so will give that a go! Thankyou :)
     
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    Petdent.

    When Ned saw a dental specialist, he said that the only decent toothpastes are ones that contain Chlorhexideine. You can also use a product called Dentisept which doesnt require brushing (my cats have this) as it sticks to the teeth.

    No idea about taste though. Dont think they are meaty. Ned likes the Petdent though.
     
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    Reena hates Dentisept,it is so sticky ,she spends 10 rminutes rubbing her face on her bedding! Our dentist recommends water additives above pastes, the chlorhexidine ones.
    I think it was @Burrowzig? said they'd had good results with an oral spray?
     
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    I can only use it on one of my cats, The other hypersalivates.

    Petdent is like a gel thankfully.

    I wont risk using anything in water in case my cats wont drink it. It has to be filtered and changed three times a day as it is.
     
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    Yes, I was reading about chlorhexidine, I also saw Logic do a product that doesn't need brushing.

    I think it's going to be a case of trial & error with her, she does have a bit of neophobia, especially when it comes to food, but she's improving with time.
     
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    When it comes to water, Vanya is like your cats.

    Happy to drink from puddles & chew ice cubes though.
     
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    I use the Logic toothpaste, whilst it's not perfect I think it does help, my fussy cat will lick it up but she hasn't many teeth left to protect but I think her remaining ones seem healthy but both of my two dogs will readily lick it up.
     
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    Tango once devoured almost a whole tube with no ill effects - apart from a very sticky face !:D
     
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