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I have always brushed Rose and Lily's teeth. My Rose is only 3 and despite daily brushing, she has some tartar on her teeth. I'm so upset about this. The tartar is at the gumline on several of her teeth. I though if we brushed every day, I could avoid having the girls go for a dental cleaning because they have to be anesthetized. The tartar is worse on one side and I wonder if it is the way I am brushing or the paste. I use a dog toothbrush. I used to use the baking soda toothpaste from Petco, but switched to the C.E.T. enzymatic toothpaste a few weeks ago. The girls are used to having their teeth fooled with. Is there a way to safely remove the tartar without having Rose put to sleep or is there a product that will loosen or dissolve it? I appreciate any advice you may have.:smcry:
 

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Some mild tartar can be scaled with the dog awake...just depends on the dog and the teeth. If its up under the gumline your vet will likely recommend a cleaning under anesthesia.
 

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While I worked at a vet hospital I would watch them do dentals every so often. They used a tool for "popping" off the tarter that is not sharp but like a pair of plyers. It is a feline dental extractor and of course can be used to remove teeth by the vet tech or vet.. but they used it to squeeze and pop off large sections of tarter. I bought one and my dogs let me use it on their teeth and I like it because it is not sharp. Several of my breeder friends have gotten one and are amazed how easy it is to use and remove the "chunks" of tarter. My almost 7 year old female has never needed a dental and recently my vet looked at her teeth and complimented me on how good they look. Recently I got a female that was owned by my dear friend who is passed away and her teeth were heavily tarter covered. I have gotten it off but I am concerned that she may need a real dental done to be safe. www.shopmedvet.com is the website to find this tool made by Jorgensen 4 1/2# feline dental extractor. PM me for more details how to use this tool if you are interested.
 

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While I worked at a vet hospital I would watch them do dentals every so often. They used a tool for "popping" off the tarter that is not sharp but like a pair of plyers. It is a feline dental extractor and of course can be used to remove teeth by the vet tech or vet.. but they used it to squeeze and pop off large sections of tarter. I bought one and my dogs let me use it on their teeth and I like it because it is not sharp. Several of my breeder friends have gotten one and are amazed how easy it is to use and remove the "chunks" of tarter. My almost 7 year old female has never needed a dental and recently my vet looked at her teeth and complimented me on how good they look. Recently I got a female that was owned by my dear friend who is passed away and her teeth were heavily tarter covered. I have gotten it off but I am concerned that she may need a real dental done to be safe. www.shopvetmed.com is the website to find this tool made by Jorgensen 4 1/2# feline dental extractor. PM me for more details how to use this tool if you are interested.
I went to the web-site but could not find this instrument---can you walk us through how to locate it and purchase. I am a med. tech so think I could figure out (w/you) how to work it. Please advise.
 

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I get a lot of Greek advertising on this site---so maybe another address would help the most??? Thanks.
 

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I had wrong web address

:blink: Yes I had the wrong web address.. I did correct it and here it is on this post. www.shopmedvet.com on the home page on the left scroll all the way down to Joregensen Products and click on dental and on that 3rd page? is the feline dental extractor stainless steel 4 1/2 ". I have gotten mine from ordering through my vet and did that for all my friends who wanted one. But recently a lady was able to order from this website.
 

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Jeanne, thank you so much!:ThankYou:My girls will let me scrape their teeth with my fingernail, so I will give this a try!
 

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I feel your pain. I brush Benny and Emma religiously and Emma barely has any tarter where Benny has had to have 2 dentals. They get equal amount of brushing. I think genetics must play a part too....he is just prone to tarter more than Emma. I also found that wrapping my finger w/gauze and then applying the CET tootepaste allows me to clean their teeth better than the doggie toothbrush.
 

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I feel your pain. I brush Benny and Emma religiously and Emma barely has any tarter where Benny has had to have 2 dentals. They get equal amount of brushing. I think genetics must play a part too....he is just prone to tarter more than Emma. I also found that wrapping my finger w/gauze and then applying the CET tootepaste allows me to clean their teeth better than the doggie toothbrush.
Thanks, Tammy. I will give this a try. Do you use gauze pads or do you buy a roll and cut it?
 
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