I was just wondering if you have to brush your dogs teeth. I don't want to waste the time and money of doing that. Can you just give them those dental sticks or whatever and be good?
Not only that but teeth problems can cause heart disease, just like in humans. Also the stress of being put under anesthesia is much greater than brushing 2-3 times a week, not to mention the risk of death.Yes brush your dogs/ puppy's teeth. Raw bones and chews are not a bad idea. But for some breeds they don't help as much. We give our Cocker Spaniels bully sticks and they still need teeth brushing. Better safe than big dental bill.
Brushing is still pretty new for us so a routine hasn't been set, but my boyfriend's mom brushes her cat's teeth all the time. He HATED it at first but will now just sit there because he gets treats after. He will now walk to the couch where he usually gets his teeth brush when she brings the brush out. He is all like "FINE just brush my teeth if you hate me that much… MMMM TREAT!"Ya now im definetly gonna brush his teeth. That a good idea too about the treat