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Canine Tartar Removal Issues

Updated on July 8, 2015

Some Solutions For Canine Tartar Removal

Canine tartar issues can be a real problem if left unattended, not only will your dog have horrible breath but it can lead to serious health issues.

The image to the left is Ginger my rescue dog from Costa Rica (enjoying some hammock time) she has had a history of dental problems and has had numerous visits to the vet to have dental work. I have done a lot of research for tartar removal products, teeth care, dental treats and anything everything dental.

I thought I would pass on some of this research and ideas to help anyone else with canine tartar removal issues or other dental issues .

One thing I learned is that there is no one size fits all solution, factors to consider is your dogs breed, dental history, diet and age of your dog.

I have not tried all the products on this lenses so my suggestion is to ask your vet about them first like I do before you you use any of them.

First and foremost is my dogs health and well being so I research all products before using my buddy as a "test subject". A good practice is to read reviews especially those on sites like Amazon.. they are not solicited.

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Tartar And Your Dogs Diet

We have to say a word about your dogs diet, it does not take a vet to know that if you are feeding your dog sweets, table scraps and other unhealthy foods then keeping your dogs teeth clean and healthy is going to be an uphill battle. A little common sense is needed when it comes to feeding your dog.

Are the products intended for dogs?

Are the products all natural? If so read the label carefully "all natural" does not mean it is automatically healthy for your dog!

Are the products solid or soft? If you feed your dog a steady diet of soft food your dogs dental may (depending on the breed) require more maintenance.


My Dog's Teeth Are A Mess - Now What?

The best answer to that is to take your dog to a vet for a dental check up.

Your dog doesn't need to have their teeth brushed every day, but a regular and potentially sorely needed cleaning could be just what the doctor (or veterinarian, in this situation) ordered.

A cleanup is a pretty simple process by way of the doggy dentist sheds the layers of buildup that lead to staining and tooth rot. You might like to go soon rather than later, as well, because, once the dog's stains are there, it takes more than simply one or two trips to the vet to get them out.

Caution! Some sprays contain chemicals that may be harmful to your dog! Read the label and/or ask your vet!

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      5 years ago

      Great info on helping your dog look after his/her teeth!

    • wahponywoo2 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Las Vegas

      @MaryMitchell: Thanks for stopping by.... you are right the routine is not exclusive to dogs. :)

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      5 years ago

      All this applies to cats too - my two Siamese are very prone to dental problems, so I have to take great care of their mouth hygiene.

    • wahponywoo2 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Las Vegas

      @FatLossDiva: Thanks for visiting, that is my dog Ginger in the hammock ... a rescue dog from Costa Rica her dental issues have been a real challenge.

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      5 years ago

      Great lens. Very informative. Thanks. Some cute pics, too.

    • Beth Buckley profile image

      Beth Buckley 

      5 years ago from Portland, OR

      This is a great lens on dental health for dogs. My dog doesn't like her teeth brushed either, so she brushes them herself when she chews dental toys.

    • Lady Lorelei profile image

      Lorelei Cohen 

      5 years ago from Canada

      Great information on puppy dental needs. Dental care really is a very serious issue in pets. Both cats and dogs can suffer from serious health issues if their dental health is not taken care of.

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      6 years ago

      This is really cool and a great idea, I like the puppy with the toothbrush, too cute.


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