I'm taking my dog to the dentist today

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  1. theviridiansea

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    I always brush her teeth but they keep getting worse and worse.
    Fingers crossed that they can clean them and they don't need to pull any out.
     
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    I just give mine dentastix daily, she’s 6 and her teeth are still in good shape. Only dry crunchy foods too. She just had her vet checkup and shots, and he did suggest getting a cleaning, last year they said they were perfect, so yeah

    Cleaning coming soon
     
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    Doesn't hurt to get a second opinion price wise. Knuckles just had 14 teeth extracted. I was quoted $800 - $1200 before they knew how many teeth had to go. Came out to $1200 which I though was reasonable.
     
  4. .:Batman:.

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    Wet dog food is a no no
     
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    My old boss had a poodle, only had 2 or 3 rotten teeth left, I assumed it was a senior dog, he was like no, she’s a little over a year
     
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    Um this is a myth created by kibble companies. Dry kibble might scrape teeth “clean” but the carb load is way higher and will cause more dental problems than a lower carb food which is wet food.
     
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    Why brush dogs' teeth, though? I mean, their teeth weren't brushed for the previous hundreds and thousands of years before, why do it within the last century or so?
     
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    Because within the last century we invented kibble which is high in carbs (sugar) and sugar is bad for teeth
     
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    mcpon14 Bleeds Nexopia

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    How about all of the other things that dogs ate, before dogs' teeth started being brushed? Weren't any of them bad for teeth?
     
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    My old boss fed his dog nothin but wet food, her teeth were all rotted out by her first birthday :(
     
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    Dogs are scavenging carnivores, so in the wild they would eat things that contain sugar (fruit, berries etc) but the primary food source would be animals.
     
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    They didn't need their teeth brushed back then? How about just having food rotting in their teeth?
     
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    Wet food can still be high in carbs, but wet food can also have zero carbs which dry food cannot.
     
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    What? Dogs primary source of food in the wild was animals. Not carbs.
     
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    The food rotting in their teeth can be any type of food.
     
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    Yes, but every type of food is different. A peice of protein stuck in the mouth won’t do the same harm a carb/sugar will do.
     
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    That's true but if all of these foods are in the dogs mouth for the remainder of the dog's life, wouldn't that harm the dog's teeth, collectively?
     
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    Wild dogs main food source is meat, they don’t eat carb filled pet food. They won’t have carbs sitting around in their mouth to the extent that pets do. Therefor their teeth are better off.
     
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    Their teeth are better off but don't they still require brushing?
     
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    I give my dog raw bones for treats which are really good for their teeth as well. MY dog has always had great teeth. Our other dog, the rescue, has some funny looking teeth but otherwise his are good too.
     
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