Dog's Stained Teeth Won't Get Clean!
Two years ago our dog Gimmel had problems with his teeth being so stained despite all the special water additives and dental sticks that we purchased. Last year, along with his Banfield Pet Wellness program, we purchased a dental cleaning.
The cleaning was wonderful. His teeth were very nice and clean, however he had to be sedated etc and that was not good since we don't like to have this sort of thing done.
So, we vowed that we would take care of his teeth and asked the vet what we could do to ensure that we did everything possible to keep them healthy. Of course they wanted us to pay another $450 for the wellness plan but we decided to try on our own and they said OK you can buy this toothpaste specially made for dogs.
We tried Triple Pet EZ Dog Vanilla flavored first, and that didn't seem to do anything. We tried the spray on that you can get as advertised on the TV, that didn't do anything either and then there were all sorts of bad reports of dogs teeth falling out so we decided no we were not going to use that.
We went to the vet again and she said to use Petrodex, meat flavored. We have been diligently using this for the past 8 months and from the photo attached, nothing is working and his teeth and his breath are getting worse.
We can't afford another dental cleaning.
Gimmel is a Japanese Spitz. He is about 3 years old; He's still young and we don't want any heart problems. He is very active and plays with the other 3 dogs and is very energetic.
What can you suggest that would be natural that would not be abrasive?
Also, we asked the vet about rawhide and it seems to make him sick so we stopped giving it to him although he loves to chew on it. We also asked her about raw neck bones and she said no because of the sharp edges.
Are there any other kinds of bones that don't stink or get messy that would be good to clean the teeth?
Thank you Dr.
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