Tarter/plaque build up?

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Tarter/plaque build up?

Postby Duckdog17 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:37 pm

Our little JRT (Penny) has always had a plaque/tarter issue with her teeth. Believe it or not, she's actually real good about letting me scrape it off, but it's still a chore I'd rather not have to do.
And, obviously,...I'd rather not have to pay to have it done.
Here's the real weird part...she's a devout chewer too!
Mostly Nylabone type chews, but she goes at them pretty good. You wouldn't think she'd have any issues at all by the way she chews, but that darn stuff is so hard and stuck on it just doesn't get the job done.
She's always been a pretty dry mouthed dog, and I've always assumed that has something to do with it.

Anyway, has anyone found the "holy grail" in chew toys that will knock that stuff off?
I've always read that a chicken back will help clean a dog's teeth, but I just can't imagine it helping THAT much better than a hard Nylabone. Maybe??
I was hoping that when she changed to Dr. Tim's that would help, but she's been on it for several months now and I don't see much change.
Any suggestions?
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Re: Tarter/plaque build up?

Postby Misskiwi67 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:25 pm

Her teeth are just like yours - brush daily :)
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Re: Tarter/plaque build up?

Postby hicntry » Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:17 am

Saw cut soup bones once a month cleaned it off all my dogs. I pick them up after a couple of days. The sharp edges knock it off. Give the dog a raw chicken leg once in a while because chewing the bone up helps keep the teeth clean.
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Re: Tarter/plaque build up?

Postby Doc E » Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:14 am

One big Pig Ear a day(made in USA - from USA animals)
Have used these with dogs for as long as pig ears have been available.
Have NEVER had a problem with 'dirty' teeth.

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