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Old 11-04-2012, 05:22 PM
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water additive for dental care

Has anyone used any of the products that are made to add to your dogs water to help with their dental health?

ex: Be Fresh Dental Care Solution for Dogs & Cats - 1800PetMeds

Fresh Breath Water Additive - Preventive Maintenance for Fresh Breath and Clean Teeth

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How well does something like this work? My little dog's teeth and breathe are getting pretty bad as she gets older. I would like to know if any of these products are worth trying
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I tried Dental Fresh for Dogs at PETCO after someone on here suggested it to me. It helps a little I think but nothing beats simply brushing.
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Thanks kinda what i figured, but i might give it a try. I'm not sure how to brush her teeth since she's so small!

Maybe i'll get some to try while i get them used to the toothbrush
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I use Dental Fresh and quite like it.
IME it's not going to really remove tartar build up on it's own quickly, but it does maintain and remove some when used daily. I've used it for years now. My pekes (one is almost 7 and the other is 4) have never needed a dental cleaning. Between Dental fresh in their water and different chews (bones, cow hooves, etc). their teeth are still very nice! And it really seemed to help soften the build up on my Min Pin's teeth (it got to a point where I could break it off with my fingernails) and then chewing helped removed the rest.

I use Tropiclean gel. My dobie's teeth were a mess when we got him. It removed quite a bit of tartar though he still needed a dental/tooth removal. Since then I've been using it bi weekly to help maintain, as his teeth just seem to build up with tartar very quickly. So far its been working out well!
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You could try applying the toothpaste onto a gauze dressing (4x4) wrapped around your finger and gently rubbing her teeth and gums if you think a toothbrush would be too harsh. When she gets used to that try a toothbrush.
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i tried those water additives and although it says odorless and tasteless my dogs would not touch it..
i do however brush their teeth so its ok...
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