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Q: What is the best treat for dogs with bad teeth?

February 17, 2009 | By Elonka V. | 14 answers | Expired: 2090 days ago

What is the best treat for dogs with bad teeth?

Char is old and I feel bad if he eats something hard. Even his dog food. I got this Padigree Senior, he likes it but i dont want his teeth to fall out bc of the hardness.

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Amber I.
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Feb 28, 2009

They are a tad pricey, but they are good for your dog and soft. I give Sheba & Ember Zuke's mini natural treats. They are soft and small so they don't add to weight and don't take a lot of chewing.

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Jennifer B.
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Feb 27, 2009

My vet has recomended the Hills Science TD treats. They come in small and large. Apparently there is something they way they break apart that cleans the animals treats. They have them for cats as well which is what I'm using for my senior cat.

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Taishan
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Feb 22, 2009

Our senior dog is missing a lot of teeth, but she loves Canine Carryouts. They are soft and chewy.

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kaye m.
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Feb 20, 2009

I would like an answer to that as well. Our cat is 17.5 & cannot have his teeth cleaned anymore because he can't be put to sleep. He has bad breath too.

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Sally R.
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Feb 19, 2009

I, too, would talk to your vet. A good, rather soft treat, are liver treats. Every dog seems to love them and they are very small.

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Kgoetz
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Feb 18, 2009

I agree that the best advice would be to talk to your vet. I know many dogs who lived longer and had better teeth because they ate "dry" food, which is hard. I think it probably depends on the state of your dogs teeth, which a vet would be better able to advise you on. Just because he is older does not mean that he necissarily has tooth problems or would have a problem with hard food.

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Cheryl b.
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Feb 18, 2009

I would recommend first having your vet check your dog's teeth because he/she may need a dental. After the teeth are cleaned, I recommend the pedigree dental treats or dentabones.

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Courtney H.
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Feb 17, 2009

I would take your dog to the vet to be checked.

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Becca
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Feb 17, 2009

My dog LOVES Nutrisentials Lean Treats. They're only available through my local vet. They're put out by Butler Animal Heath Supply out of Dublin, OH. They're made with skinless chicken in bite-sized pieces that are soft. Low in fat too! They're like M&M's but for dogs!!

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candace
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Feb 17, 2009

I am a vet, and I agree that your dog needs to be evaluated. If hard food is making your dog's teeth fall out, then likely those teeth really need to come out, and all of the teeth need to be evaluated and probably cleaned. Call your vet to schedule an appointment asap.

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