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1/28/11 7:08 P

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Gonna have to get out to Walmart... brrrr.....
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1/28/11 3:47 P

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Yep, Walmart, Target or any drugstore - it would probably be with the bandages and other first-aid supplies. Or, my vet actually just gave me some!

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1/28/11 2:17 P

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Oh, what a good idea about the gauze. This is probably a stupid question but... where do you get it? Can I get it at like a Walmart? Where did you get this idea?

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11/21/10 4:17 P

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I too have tried the dog chews that claim to freshen breath and keep my chis teeth white and gums strong. However, my fchis won't touch them either! Due to finances I too can't afford professional teeth cleaning and I am leary of using anything chemical based no matter the customer reviews, The suggestion of a small piece of dry gauze is something I will try. Thanks so much for the suggestion. Perhaps my chis breath will cease smelling like s___!
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11/17/10 2:58 P

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Oh, that stinky breath. My poor Killer's had been so bad that my boyfriend's nickname for him became Stink Face. Poor guy! Anyway, I hope everyone finds something cheap and easy that works for them!

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11/17/10 2:47 P

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GREAT TIPS!

Cookie I think I'm gonna try ur gauze idea tonight!

This has been a recent concern for us bc our chis breath stinks to high heaven lol. Especially my lil guy bc he doesnt really chew on stuff like the others do. I actually bought somedoggie toothpaste and mouth wash at walmart a week or so ago but havent had the heart to use it yet but I have to bc their teethers are getting really bad!

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11/7/10 2:00 P

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Unfortunately one of my little guys has quite a bit of plaque built up too. We had the other one's teeth cleaned 2 years ago during a surgical procedure he was having done anyway. But haven't had the spare money to do the other one. I feel terrible about that, but I'm hoping some wipes might keep it from getting any worse.

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Keep walking forward, no matter how slowly.

Two steps forward and one step back is still progress.


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11/7/10 12:09 A

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Oh, I've used the ToothWipes too! By that time my little guy had some plaque built up already, but they seemed like they would have worked better for maintenance. They did pretty well to freshen up his breath - when he allowed me to use them! emoticon

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11/6/10 8:21 P

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Thanks everyone! emoticon

Toni

Keep walking forward, no matter how slowly.

Two steps forward and one step back is still progress.


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11/6/10 8:08 P

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Hi everyone, I have been checking and my wife told me about a product called ToothWipes made by a company called Petkin. Tooth and gum clearer, Fights Plaque & Gum Disease. She said it works pretty good. It has 40 5x5 inch wipes in each dispenser. It cost about $5.99. I will post a picture of this product on my sparks page for those that are interested. Hope this helps. Don

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11/6/10 4:30 P

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Yes, you just cut off a little square of gauze and put it on the tip of your index finger and slowly massage around each tooth. Like I said, it will take some getting used to initially, but after a while, your pup will know what is coming and should stay still and let you do it. Punky is only three pounds and has a very tiny mouth. You are only putting one finger into the mouth and gently massaging the tooth/gum area. I don't use any toothpaste. Just dry gauze. His teeth are pearly white.

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11/6/10 11:18 A

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Thanks everyone for the great information! emoticon

Toni

Keep walking forward, no matter how slowly.

Two steps forward and one step back is still progress.


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11/6/10 10:28 A

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Killer never would eat any of those treat either, and the vet told me most of the claims about cleaning are unsubstantiated anyway.

I did buy a product called PetzLife Oral Care Gel. It's supposed to help break down the plaque. I never got Killer to let me get it onto his teeth (feisty little old man!) emoticon but it gets great user reviews. Just a thought, since professional cleaning IS expensive and sometimes risky!

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11/6/10 8:10 A

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Hi, this is Donaugust. I own Cozy Petz Pet Boutique. That is a very good question. Our little girls get their teeth clean at the Vet, however we are looking into finding something that will help out so they don't have to have them cleaned so often. As I am sure you know that is quite expensive. We have read some bad things have happened to small breed dogs after eating the Greenies. We went to Greenies site and they admitted that the material used to make Greenies could swell and block air passage. They warn that only the tiny Greenie for small breed dogs. After reading this we don't sell or give them to our girls because they are so small. Just want you and other Chi Lover to know what we found and you can decide if it is right for your smaller family members. It sounds to me that Cookie has the best ideal for now. And remember never use human toothpaste to clean your pets teeth. They swallow it and it is not meant to be digested. Hard treats do help keep teeth a little cleaner and help keep gums strong. Please read what is in the treat & food you give your babies and check them out online with others and with manufacturers. Hope this helps you and other a tiny bit. Don

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11/5/10 9:51 P

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Just a dry piece of gauze? Teddy and Jack's mouths are small and they have tiny teeth; it's nearly impossible for me to 'brush' their teeth and we can't afford to have their teeth cleaned. (the Vet wants us to have them cleaned but times are tough)

Toni

Keep walking forward, no matter how slowly.

Two steps forward and one step back is still progress.


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11/5/10 9:05 P

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Punky won't eat any of those type of treats. I have found the best thing for nice white teeth is to take a piece of gauze pad and to run it around each tooth in the morning. I haven't had to have Punky's teeth cleaned in four years now. It's a morning ritual and he is used to it so he lets me do it. It may take a little getting used to with your pups at first, but it is well worth the effort.

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I have 2 Chihuahuas and I want to give them 'greenies' or something that will help with teeth cleaning and breath. However, no matter what I give them they don't eat it or chew on it - they hide it or guard it and growl at each other until I finally have to remove the item. Any ideas?

Toni

Keep walking forward, no matter how slowly.

Two steps forward and one step back is still progress.


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