Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Plaque Busters

This is the latest addition to the dog care kit here at Labrador Lodge. Doggie toothpaste and baby tooth brushes. We asked the Vet to take the opportunity when the dogs were under the anaesthetic to give their teeth a clean. So, the dogs came around with gleaming newscaster smiles and we were another eighty quid lighter. The recommendation from the Vet, along with the accompanying fact sheet, is that best way of keeping doggie teeth plaque free is to brush them. Right..
These dental chew things that you see advertised are about as much good as a chocolate teapot with this pair, 'Ah, what's that, gulp, gone,' it doesn't even touch the sides so the product's value to teeth cleaning is precisely NIL!
So to save future dental problems, take one tube of chicken flavoured non-foaming toothpaste, one soft toothbrush and one reluctant mutt and......brush dear, brush..


Dogsontour by Greygal said...

I'm trialling Plaque Off at the moment...I've heard lots of people rave about it so will let you know how I get on. You just add it to food, which beats me risking my digits with a finger brush full of chicken flavour paste...which they lick before it gets onto their teeth

Anonymous said...

We tried some stuff from the vet that you add to their water but our two were convinced we were poisoning them and wouldn't drink it!
Richard is in charge of toothbrushing - it makes such a difference, especially to the dog-breath!
Sue, Indigo Dream