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Old 07-24-2012, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Someone mentioned it but it is worth repeating — you only need to brush the *outside* of the teeth. Doggie toothpaste is an enzyme (unlike human toothpaste) which means you don't need to really brush the way a person does. Put some on a cloth wrapped around your finger and it only takes a moment.

The slight downside of bones is that they create small abrasions in the enamel which can create a hospitable site for decay.

Thanks

I did not know that about dog's toothpaste. I will mention it to my wife.
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Since mine drool and slime everywhere I either feed them outside or on the tile floor.
Ours drools like crazy, but only when she smells foods. For example, she can be outside laying on the lawn, happy like a little bug, and it seems that she starts dreaming of food or something and starts drooling from both sides of her mouth. It looks awful, like two long spaghettis hanging out her mouth (she has a very shiny black coat).
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Old 07-25-2012, 06:07 AM
 
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I'd take that mine drool ALL THE TIME. They could be standing there and drool slides from their mouth. When they drink water I have to mop the entire floor from the "waterfall" afterwards........
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:18 AM
 
Location: ๏̯͡๏﴿ Gwinnett-That's a Civil Matter-County
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Our dog's name is Abbie, a Rottweiler/Lab mix that looks and acts much like a Lab (very friendly, plays with but never bites her toys), and friendly to adults and children as well.

What I meant to say is that she closes her mouth and tightens her lips, which in turn makes it difficult to brush her teeth. My wife sometimes manages to put her fingers in Abbie's mouth to prevent her from tightening her jaws (Abbie is very gentle and won't close her mouth on my wife's fingers), but must times Abbie anticipates my wife's move, and closes her mouth as soon she sees the brush

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Thanks to all of you for the fast responses. My wife and I will try all of your suggestions to see what works. I could try moose bone, but F&G advises to never feed a dog raw wild game meat nor bones.
Don't enter from the front lips. Enter from the back where it's all loose and flappy. You'll be right in the area you need to be in too. And it sounds like those fingertip brushes would be perfect.
this is what i mean
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Don't enter from the front lips. Enter from the back where it's all loose and flappy. You'll be right in the area you need to be in too. And it sounds like those fingertip brushes would be perfect.
this is what i mean
Thanks for the link.

It does sound like another good idea, and will have to give it a try. I have seen similar finger brushes at the local pet stores.
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:34 PM
 
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My vet commented on how clean my dog's teeth are and asked me if I brushed them. I do try to brush his teeth but he doesn't like it. I also give him Hartz dental bones and that deserves the real credit.
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Old 07-26-2012, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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My vet commented on how clean my dog's teeth are and asked me if I brushed them. I do try to brush his teeth but he doesn't like it. I also give him Hartz dental bones and that deserves the real credit.
Amazon is out of them, so I will look at the local pet stores since I will try several of the suggestions all of you have posted.
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