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  1. Obese Senior Dog.. Terrible Teeth. Advice Please.

    Dog Health Questions
    Hello friends, it's been awhile. In less than a week we will be bringing a 10 year old dog into the house. I dog-sat her for two weeks last summer and fell head-over-heels in love with her. When I found out they no longer wanted her, I jumped on the chance to give her a new home. ANYways...
  2. Best Affordable Dog Dental Chew

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    I wasn't sure if I should post this here, in the health topic or in the grooming topic so I apologize if this is in the wrong spot. ANYways, Luna is a kibble eater. And I've noticed that she's gotten a bit of tartar buildup on her back teeth despite weekly brushing. I'm probably going to try the...
  3. Alternatives to Dental Cleaning - Anesthesia = Bad!

    Dog Health Questions
    For the 2nd year in a row, I took my 13 year old Jack Russell to get a full dental cleaning at our veterinarian. They did use anesthesia, as they did a full cleaning, x-rays, etc. Luckily no extractions this year - last year he had one due to a cracked tooth. Unfortunately, he has much...
  4. High Kidney Protein Levels in Young Dog -- Possibly Congenital?

    Dog Health Questions
    In Nov. we took my dog, Chloe, in for her annual checkup. What I thought would be a quick and easy appointment turned out to bring to light a lot of issues we never expected. The doctor initially found that Chloe's back, upper molar was broken and recommended a root canal or extraction. Later...
  5. Odontoclastic Resorptive Lesions

    Dog Health Questions
    Snowball woke up with a broken tooth this morning, and blood everywhere (turns out he cut his tongue on the broken tooth). Rushed him to our regular vet, and luckily were able to get the first appointment of the day AND they had openings for surgical procedures, so they kept him to extract the...
  6. Dog with heart disease getting a sedated dental cleaning?

    Dog Health Questions
    I have a little 8 year old Chihuahua who has the beginning stages of heart disease. She has a grade 2 heart murmur and a bit of plaque on one of her valves. She has had it for at least a year (maybe 2-3 years) and has no symptoms and is not on any medication. She has quite a bit of tartar...
  7. New member looking for some advice for my fur babies

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    I try to be the best possible pet owner to my girls, and sometimes I miss things. In this case how crazy they were getting with their bones they love so much. As a result Sally has a fracture on each of her premolars and JackJack has one fracture on her left premolar. The vet I took them to was...
  8. Clean teeth, but bad breath.

    Dog Health Questions
    So, Willow's been here for approximately 6 months now. She's a young dog, probably under 2 -- and her teeth have virtually no tartar -- but her breath is terrible. She and Sox get a RMB once or twice per week, and there are always antlers lying around. Sox is 8 years old and has some very slight...
  9. Post Dental Extraction Problem - Please help!

    Dog Health Questions
    My dog is listless, fearfull and very lethargic after having 13 teeth extracted. She is a rescue, we've had her for 4 months, we think she is about 8 years old. On Friday she had 13 teeth extracted (broken, decay, etc). Friday night and Saturday she seemed fine--tired but fine. Today she has...
  10. Dental Health

    Dog Health Questions
    What do you do for your dogs' dental health? Before I had my human children, I brushed their teeth every day. Then I had my first human baby and I started slacking and eventually stopped altogether. (Life gets busy and you get out of routine and don't remember to do it.. you know how it goes.)...
  11. Safe for my dog to go under anesthesia for dental work with his liver problems?

    Dog Health Questions
    I took my dog to the vet last week and did some blood work. The vet told me he has a really high liver enzyme count. Its suppose to be around 103 range, and my dogs number was 1,660 ! It is also obvious that my dog has severe dental problems and that he needs to get it fixed. We scheduled his...
  12. Dental Health Issue - Inflammation and Minor Bleeding in Gums

    Dog Health Questions
    My 8 year old Golden Retriever is experiencing what looks like a swollen and inflamed detachment of his gum in one particular spot. I don't know if its gingivitis, or something worse. Just noticed it yesterday but the swelling has seemed to have gone down since then and there is no more...
  13. Can teeth problems be triggering behavior issues?

    Dog Health Questions
    Hello, I have a 16 month old mix breed male dog (part bernese moutain dog, border collie and flat coated retriever). He's happy, and sweet and generally well behaved. When I took him to the vet for his top-up shots, she told me his teeth at the back were very stained (they are brown) and I...
  14. Bones for Dental Health

    Dog Food Forum
    So, I've noticed some tartar build-up on Rascal's teeth lately, and I was thinking about swapping out his usual rawhides/chew sticks for some raw meaty bones to help clean his teeth. I've browsed through the forums, but a lot of the recommendations tend to be as a part of a full raw diet...
  15. CET Dental Chews - Ok to swallow?

    Dog Health Questions
    I'm still having a devil of a time brushing my girl's teeth (and I'm starting to get jealous of her three-headed toothbrush...), so I got a bag of CET Dental chews while I work on my technique. Imagine my surprise when, after chewing it down a while, she swallowed the remaining bit (maybe 1/3...
  16. Loofah Toys

    Dog Health Questions
    Are loofah toys healthy? I was considering purchasing a doggy loofah baseball for my chihuahua/doxie. "Great dental hygiene in a fun package for dogs! Toss, chew, tug, or retrieve, the all natural material of the Loofah Ball adds interest while cleaning teeth and gums to keep any pet healthy...
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