German Shepherd Dog > Teeth (7 replies)
by TheOne on 19 June 2011 - 15:08
|i feed my dog kibble and i know that it doesnt help his teeth....i cant feed raw for a few reasons that i dont feel like listing today lol..|
I was wondering what can i use to naturally clean his teeth/give him good breath?
I cant use a chicken bone as he is allergic to chicken...which is one of the reasons why i dont feed him raw...
Thanks for the help!
by clee27 on 19 June 2011 - 16:53
|I give mine antlers and pig ears... pig ears only last for seconds but the antlers last a few days depending on the size.|
by TheOne on 19 June 2011 - 17:33
|where do you get your antlers from?|
by Agios Quaxi on 19 June 2011 - 17:52
|are you sure its the kibble thats the problem (any dog treat that is hard will clean their teeth the more chewing the better) never give a dog chicken bones.|
by vonissk on 19 June 2011 - 17:54
|The One you can get them on Amazon. Not sure where else but if you look at something on Amazon scroll down and they have sponsered sites listed that you can buy directly through them. Just type in antler chews for dogs in the search box and it will bring up loads of them. I bet if you go on Ebay you can find them too. I personally shop Amazon cause they have better deals shipping wise.|
by vonissk on 19 June 2011 - 18:02
|Also to throw this in for what it's worth. They have lots and lots of smoked bones on there fairly reasonable. PLEASE PLEASE do not give your dogs any pig bones. They are advertised as smoked femurs. They splinter really bad. We lost a very nice bitch last summer due to one. Not only did we lose her two days later, we had a huge vet bill trying to save her. I had some here and gathered them up--they were still shrink wrapped and took them back to Tractor Supply. Also my crew like hooves a lot but another precaution is buying the ones that are stuffed--they are thin and break off small pieces. Get the thick bigger ones--at Tractor Supply they sell a brand called Redbarn and they come 10 in a pack for about 7 and some change. I've had real good luck with them...........|
by TheOne on 19 June 2011 - 18:38
|@agios you can give a dog RAW chicken bones no problem....its COOKED chicken bones that you need to stay away from and that splinter....People give raw chicken bones all the time esp if they are doing a Raw diet|
and yes its the kibble/lack of teeth cleaning....
Thats good to kno vonissk because i have given my dog smoked femurs before lol but when he was a pup....didnt know about that
He doesnt get a lot of things to chew because he chewed a $30 deer antler in 3 days.....But now i see that chewing (not just to stop compulsive chewing which he hasnt done since he was a pup) helps clean their teeth...
by martinusta1980 on 20 June 2011 - 00:30
|agree with TheOne, any RAW chicken bones are good, but since your dog is allergic to chicken you can try, turkey backs, necks, Pork neck bones, cow feet, beef knuckle bones, etc, basically something that's not too hard (unless your dog has experience chewing and takes it slow and easy) and that keeps him occupied for a good time. NO COOKED BONES!|