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Dental cleaning for Dogs / Good vet?

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Dental cleaning for Dogs / Good vet?

Hi guys,

As my dog is getting older, I've noticed her pearly whites have plaque build up and I can start to smell the plaque Disappointed Face. She has never allowed me to brush her teeth even at a young age. Now she needs a professional to take a look.

I used to go to the Annex Vet by Bathurst and Harbord but after reading mixed reviews from customers with bad experiences and being overcharged, Im looking for a little help from the community.

Thanks in advance!
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May 28, 2007
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We have been happy so far with the Eglinton Laird Pet Hospital (East York). Have not had teeth cleaning done there yet.
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Haven't had to had my dog's teeth cleaned as I give her sea kelp with each meal and raw food, both of which are great at preventing plaque. I never brush her teeth either. I get this one from Amazon Sea Kelp I used to buy a little bottle of Plaque Off but the Starwest Botanicals 1 pound bag is a lot cheaper.
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The Cesar Millan bones @ Canadian Tire actually do help with the plaque on our dogs teeth. But if we do notice extra plaque, we just pick it off with our fingernail. We've given up on the Bathurst Dupont Animal Hospital as it's next to impossible to get an appointment there anymore that's not like, 2 weeks away, so we started taking our guy to the College Street Animal Hospital (Bathurst and College). Prices are actually the same as BDAH and Dr. Saram is good.
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Bull Dog wrote: Haven't had to had my dog's teeth cleaned as I give her sea kelp with each meal and raw food, both of which are great at preventing plaque. I never brush her teeth either. I get this one from Amazon Sea Kelp I used to buy a little bottle of Plaque Off but the Starwest Botanicals 1 pound bag is a lot cheaper.
Thanks for this. The vet said my 2.5 year old labradoodle is starting to show plaque build up. I’m hoping this well help!
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nasa25 wrote: Thanks for this. The vet said my 2.5 year old labradoodle is starting to show plaque build up. I’m hoping this well help!
Also chew toys are good. My dog has powerful jaws, but a regulation hard rubber lacrosse ball seems to last a while. The softer rubber youth lacrosse balls last about an hour. A lot of people recommend harder chew toys like moose antlers, frozen raw marrow bones, but I'm scared to because some dogs can fracture their teeth depending on how they chew.

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