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Old 07-25-2011, 04:00 PM
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Dental bones good or bad?

So i bought those green dental bones for my pooch but then i heard they are not good for him. Just wanted to clarify. These are to prevent gum disease and promote healthy teeth right?
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I'm pretty sure they're okay, but i'm not sure, i don't give them to my dog. I brush her teeth instead.
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If you're talking about greenies, I personally wouldn't recommend them. There have been so many issues with these in the past that I still don't feel safe using them.
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It all depends on the dog. If your dog isn't going to bite off huge chunks, you may be fine. If your dog will swallow a huge chunk, you may want to avoid them. I don't give greenies to my dogs. I give them Hextra Chews instead... and I still take away the very small portion that is left when I'm afraid they'll just swallow it.

But, as mentioned above, the absolute best thing to prevent dental disease is brushing with a dog toothpaste.
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If you're talking about greenies, I personally wouldn't recommend them. There have been so many issues with these in the past that I still don't feel safe using them.
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I didn''t know that! Thanks for posting it. The other reason i don't give them to Cassy, their's liver flavor in then.....

You can try nylon bones, they also help with the teeth. And your dog cann't break off a chunk, if he tried, he will break all his teeth.
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I just wish I could find something to give Alex that lasts a long time. He goes through bully sticks like there's no tomorrow. I even bought a $25 elk antler and he won't touch it.
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I just wish I could find something to give Alex that lasts a long time. He goes through bully sticks like there's no tomorrow. I even bought a $25 elk antler and he won't touch it.
What about a nylon bone? They come in flavors, like liver, i got Cassy that one by mistake, and she is alright with it!
They can only break off little pieces, no bigger than a grain of rice.

You know what? I never saw a elk antler before!
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This is Holly's fav: Dura Chew® Bone - Original | Product Finder | My Dog Is | Large | Nylabone
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I've heard the antlers are great. You can buy them online or at specialty dog stores. They're not cheap but last a long time. I guess they are supposed to be loaded with minerals and vitamins that are good for a variety of things, including arthritis in dogs. They come in a variety of sizes.
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A friend of mine gave me some elk antlers and my dog will chew on them for awhile but she really gets going on the Nylabones. This is the one toy that will last her at least a month. She'll chew them and like Cassy says it breaks of in small rice size bits that can be swept or vacuumed up.
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