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jalepeno
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PostSubject: Teeth Brushing   Sat Dec 06, 2014 2:17 am

My vet has recommended knocking Bodhi out and doing a full teeth treatment like when we go to the dentist.
He's five.

I do brush his teeth, mostly unsuccessfully because he fights it.

I am nervous about a general anesthetic.
Have any of you had this done to your huskies?
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PostSubject: Re: Teeth Brushing   Sat Dec 06, 2014 3:12 am

My pups have never had a dental before, but I've done dentals at work. Its actually really kinda fun lol

Anesthesia scares me and I would hate to if I didn't absolutely need to. Some holistic vets offer awake dentals and that may work, depending on his personality and if he needs any extractions. I've done awake dentals too and I much prefer them over asleep dentals, but it depends on the dog and the clinic staff. We never did extractions on awake dogs either - although once a tooth fell out on its own as we cleaned one near it.

How bad are his teeth?

That being said, I never want mine to need a dental. Are you opposed to giving raw bones to clean teeth? It makes a huge difference. Ava has some plaque built up on one of her premolars that is fractured, but it's not bad enough that I'd risk pulling it. Otherwise her teeth are gorgeous. Snickers is 13 and his teeth are yellowed a little, but plaque free.
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