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Old 10-28-2018, 01:14 PM
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Question Need advice on use of dental treats

I was wondering about others experience in using dental treats for dental hygiene. I have a 7 yo miniature schnozzle that I've had now about 3-4 months. I recently had her teeth scaled and cleaned. I've been using "greenie" dental treats that I get from Costco on a daily basis. But she seems to have developed an upset stomach with occasional diarrhea or vomiting. I thought perhaps it could be from the treats. I give her freeze-dried beef treats. I try not to overdo the treats. Any thoughts/experience to share?
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My dog has dentastix and the large ones are the same price as the small ones for some reason !?!? its weird. So I buy the big ones & break them in half. She has prob a half every few days or once a week. Her teeth are white & gorgeous at 4 yrs. Too much has made her poop soft. But Ive never had a reaction like that. On the dried treats make sure you stick to the recomended daily intake on the packet & also for the size of the dog. For the dried duck ones I buy it sais 1 a day. They are quite sweet & salty. My dogs never had a reaction to them. Some dogs with sensitive tummies do get that from diet change, so introduce just 1 thing & stick with it for a while. If it doesnt get better I would get to the vet as it could be someting more serious. Are all the vacinations up to date?
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Once a day might be too much. I use minties as does my SOs family. I'd tried greenies, but couldn't stand the cabbage like smell. For the minties, one once or twice a week seems to do plenty even for the older dogs. Did you change her food or have you been feeding her any people food? I know my SO's dad fed his dog chicken skin once and it had a similar reaction. As Diamonde said, if it doesn't get better, you may want to call the vet.
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Ours gets a greenie daily, but I don't depend on that for her dental health. I brush her teeth daily, which IMO is the best way to promote dental health. She had her teeth professionally cleaned when she was three years old, and after that I started the daily brushing routine. She will be ten years in a couple of months, and her teeth are clean, white and healthy. During her exams, Vet says, teeth are good, need no intervention.
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Try Oravet!

https://oravet.com/

It's kind of like a Greenie, but it leaves a film on the teeth (you can't see it) that provides a barrier to plaque formation!
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mmm the more your dog chews in general- on anything -the less plaque build up in general. Just something to keep in mind. and something you can consile yourself with if you see your things chewed up. My dog chews heaps - always has, but dogs that dont, I think you do have to be more vigilant. This week she is chomping on cigars non stop. ha ha well thats what I call them coz thats what it looks like. They are large dog pork barrels. They have dried chicken liver inside. Of course- she's a miniature- but she demolishes the little dog ones in no time so I give her big ones & she chows on one for days.
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this is what my dog did to her toothbrush- I cant brush them as she clamps down on it when I try.
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Wow, that is a destroyed toothbrush. Fortunately ours is pretty tolerant of my brushing her teeth. I doubt she sees it as a high point of her day, but she gets treats after and she knows they will be there for her, so she is a pretty good sport about it. It definitely makes a huge difference in her teeth, which as I said have not been professionally cleaned for almost seven years, and her teeth are clean, white and have no plaque on them.
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ha ha ha 😲 yeah I got a shock when I brought her home as a puppy & she did that to things, I thought OMG! I'm sharing my home with a tiny wild fox that has crocodile teeth !!! I betta read up on this!!! 😃😄
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