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Q: What is the best way to keep a dog's teeth clean?

March 6, 2009 | By Lynne P. | 53 answers | Expired: 2043 days ago

What is the best way to keep a dog's teeth clean?

Are there any chews or treats out in market that actually clean the teeth?

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elissa a.
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Mar 08, 2009

Nylabones, brush their teeth with dog toothpaste (not people) and feed dry food if you can

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Hope (Turtle) D.
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Mar 07, 2009

My dog has never had her teeth brushed, I feet her dry dog food and lots of hard treats and chewes. Her teeth are white even the vet can't believe how clean they are

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Jeannie Lee
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Mar 07, 2009

My dog TikkieFox loves getting her teeth brushed. The toothpaste is chicken flavored. I use her teeth brushing as a reward for letting me trim her nails.

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Natalia W.
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Mar 07, 2009

My dog has been eating rawhide bones since he was a puppy. He is 12 years old now and we have never had any teeth problems.

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Darcy H.
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Mar 07, 2009

My vet told me to brush my dogs teeth just as we humans brush ours. I bought the smallest, softest, kids toothbrushes I could find at walmart and the toothpaste I got at the vets. It can be used for dogs and cats.

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Kurt M.
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Mar 07, 2009

My dog loves braided rawhide chews and chews them for 30-60 minutes most nights. His teeth stay clean, so I assume the chewing does the trick.

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ozy b.
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Mar 07, 2009

We do not brush my dog's teeth. But we give him 1-2 large milkbone biscuit daily, and a rawhide bone as his chew toy. So far his teeth are still clean.

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Mabaer
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Mar 06, 2009

Brush them consistently - it's the best way, just like with people.

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Barry E.
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Mar 06, 2009

Believe it or not, we actually use a dental scraper and battery powered tooth brush on our dog's teeth. First we taught them to "show teeth" by gently cupping their muzzel in our hands and lifting their lips. Then we taught them to "clean teeth" by gently giving the a dental scrape to get rid of any tatar build up. Then we follow that by a paste cleaning with the tooth brush and a rubbery, dentist like, polishing style tip. We started young and they actually enjoy it now.

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lisa d.
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Mar 06, 2009

i was told to brush them at least 3 times per week using a special toothpaste from teh vet, in addition, feed large food t/d makes a special food from the vet.

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