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Leba is an amazing product, you spray it in your dog's mouth and it is just as good as brushing when combined with greenies or some other crunchy treat.

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I didn't know you had to brush your dogs teeth....

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Yes, their teeth will rot the same as ours.
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our teeth rot way easier then a dogs teeth because we eat a lot of acidic food.
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That's true. Mine doesn't get table scraps.
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either way, u got to brush
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You don't have too, But you probably should. You can get them cleaned at the vet, or in my opinion just brush your dog's teeth with a toothbrush, no toothpaste, like, every two weeks.
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just get your dog dentistix. it tastes good (for them) and cleans their teeth very well! speaking from experience since my dog has those.

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Not the same thing. My friends swore by those things, until they found their dog had 5 rotting teeth. Nothing replaces brushing teeth, and a dogs dental hygiene is just as important as a humans.
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well your friends dog had something else going on.
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if you over brush your dogs teeth will bleed and they will get infections.
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and if you know so much, why are you even asking!?
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also if you let your dog chew on a bone that cleans their teeth really well.
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I'm asking because I was unsure. As it stands I only do it once a week and wasn't sure if that's enough.
My friends dog ate quite a lot of human food and never had his teeth brushed. They relied on dentastix. That's like only relying on mouth wash and not toothpaste.
This is also my first dog. Ever.
I also can't afford to spend money on store bought treats, hence why I make his biscuits...he also has a delicate stomach and a lot of the store bought stuff doesn't agree with him.
No, using dog toothpaste and brushing their teeth is better for them in the long run rather than giving them some treat packed full of bad BAD stuff.
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my fiance is a veterinarian.
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Yeah and. Vets just like doctors have contracts with companies to push their products. I have a country vet (I live in the country) who also treats livestock and horses. Rule of thumb is just like with my kids, if I can't pronounce the ingredients I'm not buying it. I've always been picky about what my cats eat, and I've had two who lived to be 19 and one who is still very spritely at 15. We have two others but they're still very young at 8 and 5.
My dog is only 3 and we adopted him at a shelter even though he had skin and food allergy issues. Through due diligence we've gotten it all under control. Dentastix would only make him have a reaction and then be itchy for a couple weeks.
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i understand. yah i had a little old dachshund and he lived until he was 16 and died on his birthday. ?
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i'm VERY sorry
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Awe!!! I'm really sorry! My best friend has a 12 year old wiener dog and he's such a great dog. They like to give him table scraps though, so he looks more like a polish sausage dog ;)
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Our dog is a corgi mixed with Basset hound. He's not only my kids first dog, but mine as well. Up until we adopted Anubis I had only had cats (and 2 kids)...I felt (and my husband agreed) I was finally ready to handle the responsibility of having a dog. My husband grew up with dogs (great Dane and Dalmatian) so it's not like we went into it blind.
We also researched different breeds to make sure it would be a good fit with our autistic (highly functioning) son. I originally wanted a mini pin, but found that wouldn't be a good match.
We found that Corgis are just as perfect family dogs as labs/retrievers. My only deal is I won't buy from breeders, I adopt from shelters/pounds so I can help at least one animal have a second chance with a better life.
I finally, after 35 years, understood just why people love their dogs so much. True unconditional love.
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Thanks! And I love animals too.
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once a day

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Thank you!
I was about to scream at these other answers.
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your welcome, i brush my dog's teeth at night and sometimes morning. but at least once a day.
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i guess that would do the trick
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Agreed, vets say every day.
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kk bye
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2x a day

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I probably should, but I think once a day is more realistically possible for me.
That and I still have to use the finger toothbrush with him. I think I'll stick to once a day.
Thank you for your answer though!
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if you over brush your dogs teeth will bleed, leading to an infection in the gums.
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bout twice a week depending on how much human food u give them. also brush them after they puke. not right away though cause they will think it's punishment. the stomach acid will rot teeth. same with humans

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He doesn't get people food, at all. He does get homemade dog biscuits I make him, but that's as close to human food he gets.
Our food isn't even good for us!
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what kind of ingrediants r in the biscuits?
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OK with no human food then he shouldn't get plaque often. but also u can check the ingredients in the dog food.
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u should still brush his teeth though: )
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my mom brushes my dogs teeth....well tries to brush them as often as possible aas she is a busy woman....LOL
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KKstewie, not true at all. Dogs get plaque buildup regardless. More quickly if they eat canned or moist food, because dry food helps "scrape" the teeth.

Your dog should get his teeth brushed on a daily basis. Otherwise you will pay for the dog to get anesthetized and the plaque ground off by a vet, almost yearly. So... costly procedure every year, or an extra 5 minutes every day?
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shut up
i am homeschooled and she is doing the best she can right now ok?
now if your mother is homeschooling you, taking care of many dogs, getting us ready for our move, and going to my dad's functions and cleaning the house and grading all of our schoolwork, then and only then can you say anything!!
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I'm confused, but if you are responding to me, lovedforever, I'd suggest you reread what I wrote. There were no rude comments, and no disparaging remarks. I never insulted your mother. So I don't understand the reasoning for the response you gave.

The information I gave was based on what I've been told by many different vets, over a lifetime. Dogs need their teeth brushed every day. That's a fact. Whether or not you are able to do it is beside the point, and really has no effect. We need to brush our teeth after every meal... does everyone? Of course not! But we still SHOULD.

So saying "shut up" doesn't really mean anything because the fact still remains, dogs need their teeth brushed daily.

And my original point was that the amount of human food doesn't matter, they still need their teeth brushed.

By the way, if your mother is so busy, why don't you offer to do it? It would be awfully nice, and some dogs actually enjoy it.
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you dont understand and are trying to be a know-it-all
just to let you know, u r not succeeding
i have done that
you cant tell mw what i shopuld and shouldnt do kk?
ending the conversation
DONT RESPOND!
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ur rude and dont care about anyone but yourself
i said ENDING THIS CONVERSATION!
BY THE WAY---- UR IN IDIOT!
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i do this every other day actually?

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if you over brush your dogs teeth will bleed, leading to an infection in the gums.
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ok 'wolves2000'
we get it
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Twice a day

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if you over brush your dogs teeth will bleed, leading to an infection in the gums.
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two times is not over brushing wolves.actually it is the best way of cleaning teeth and to provide bright and good look.
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i agree w/'Zumykhan'
we dont need u to keep saying that-'wolves2000'
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At least once a month or when not clean.Or by treats that help with mouth cleaner.

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Every day, make sure that you use a toothpaste made for dogs. You can buy chicken or beef flavor at your Vet or any Pet shop. My Boxer loves getting his teeth brushed.

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I bought Poultry flavor from pet meds along with a full size dog toothbrush and a finger brush. He's not keen on the regular one.
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if you over brush your dogs teeth will bleed, leading to an infection in the gums.
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Every other day. On the days you don't brush, give the dog dentstix. <3

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i do it once a day

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if you over brush your dogs teeth will bleed, leading to an infection in the gums.
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Haha, You're making me laugh wolves2000.
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ohhhh really ????????
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Once weekly is probably enough (with dog toothpaste not yours) but if you buy your dog hard bones, rawhide treats and hard rubber toys meant for dogs it will really help to keep your dog's teeth and gums healthy

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Never

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Dance like a flying cow
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well i guess ur dog has no teeth
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i don't know i personally never knew this until recently... probobly once a day.

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you dont need to but if you dont want it to have doggy-breath then 1-3 times a week.

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once every 10 months

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You should brush your dog's teeth 3 times a day.

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Every other day and every now and then throw in a dentastick

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twice a week

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as often as you do

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ask a dent vet...

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It depends...... on how often you want to smooch your dog ;)
(just joking, pls don't feel offended)

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Lol! I smooch my pooch all the time. He's a corgi and just so dang cute I can't help it!
No offense taken :)
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i brush my dog's teeth once a week.

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Prob everyday as humans brush their teeth and that is desucksing my dogs teeth has black and some stuff on them it is desusking i and u should brush ur dogs teeth when you brush ur teeth and they would probly have white teeth plus winning teeth :-)

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how do you brush dog's teeth

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you can use special doggy toothpaste if u want but u can also use just water. u brush their teeth like any humans' making sure that u get the tongue
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With doggy toothpaste (NOT humans) and a special doggy toothbrush. I also have a fingertip toothbrush.
I did not know I need to get his tongue. Thanks for the tip.
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his tongue is the main source of the stink
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you should brush your dogs teeth at least once a week

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That's what I've been doing, just wasn't sure if it's enough or not. I'm guessing it's better than most as he doesn't have stinky dog breath, and I guess some people aren't even aware they need to provide dental hygiene for their dogs.
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most people dont
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Yeah, I can tell from the last answer I've gotten...the one saying brushing a dogs teeth is stupid and comparing them to their wild ancestors, wolves.
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dogs are far from wolves...they give us so much love and for that we should @ the very most keep them healthy
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I do it 2 times a week.

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Dog teeth are not to be brushed...there are treats out there that help fight plac on your dogs teeth... Copy and paste this link in ir google bar to find a good treat to help ur dogs Teeth. http://www.pedigree.com/really-good-food/dentastix-treats-small-medium.aspx

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They made all those special treats to replace brushing their teeth. I'm old school. I have a dog toothbrush and toothpaste. They're not specially made items either.
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He can't have any of those kinds of treats, he has skin and food allergies.
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I think toby1999 should share his thoughts with a vet. I'm sure they'd appreciate his insight. (hint: vets say to brush a dog's teeth!)

Dentastix only HELP fight plaque, they do not REPLACE brushing.
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Brushing a dogs teeth is stupid! They are dogs, not humans. How do you think wolves get along in the wild without brushing their teeth? I have had plenty of dogs before and have never had any tooth problems with any of my dogs. It is not necessary at all.

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Yeah well to each their own.
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Oh and hey! Thanks for calling me stupid! Really made my day!
It's always nice and welcoming when a total random stranger tells me I'm stupid.
You are rude and ugly inside.
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I have had my dog for almost 5 years and i have never brushed his teeth. It sounds weird, but the food actually "brushes" their teeth.

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3 times a day. ;)

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From experience you shouldn't have to brush your dogs teeth. You should give him greenies or some other hard treat. It is effective and easier than brushing their teeth. You can also use some type of spray which is good to do with the treats.

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Probably is your dog has bad breath, 1 every 2 weeks. And do it lightly with toothpaste especially made for dogs.

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Daily. A dog can lose its teeth if you don't brush them daily

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i heard hillybillies dont brush their teeth, and u r worried about your dog :)

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i dont brush my dogs teeth and he is fine, although i know giving dogs bones or things to chew on are good for their teeth

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Brush teeth every day. Here's how you can train them:

1) Dip your finger in beef boillon, chicken noodle soup, or something tasty like that, and use your finger to rub your dogs teeth and gums. Repeat daily until your dog gets used to this.

2) Wrap your finger in a piece of fabric or some gauze, dip in soup, and rub your dog's teeth and gums. This is so your dog gets used to some mild scrubbing. Repeat daily until your dog is used to it.

3) Get a VERY SOFT fingertip toothbrush or nubby toothbrush (like a rubber thimble), dip in soup, and rub dog's teeth and gums. Repeat until your dog is used to it.

4) Start using a little doggy toothpaste with the fingertip toothbrush. NEVER use human toothpaste.

5) Try a manual SOFT toothbrush, or just stick with the fingertip one.

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2-3 times a week is best

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