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Old 06-05-2015, 07:27 AM   #1
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teeth tartar build up

5 year old female chihuahua has tartar build up
I use tooth brush and chicken flavoured paste and plaque-off dust in food. Any other reccomendations? As tartat is still there.

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Old 06-05-2015, 07:32 AM   #2
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She doesnt like chooing teeth cleaning treats

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Old 06-07-2015, 08:17 PM   #3
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Looks like she needs a good dental cleaning at the Vet's. They need to scrape off that plaque, front and back, and get under the gum line.

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I was afraid of that. But knew it would most likely be inevitable. Is it safe when they go under the anesthetic?

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Looks like she needs a good dental cleaning at the Vet's. They need to scrape off that plaque, front and back, and get under the gum line.
I was afraid of that. But knew it would most likely be inevitable. Is it safe when they go under the anesthetic?
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Sorry, finding this site not very user friendly.
As in people, there is a risk any time anesthetic is used. The Vets usually do blood work first to check kidney and liver function. Ask if the Vet or a Tech will be doing the procedure. If a Tech, ask how long they have been doing this and if they have done a number of small breeds before. Do not be embarrassed to ask. Truthfully, I have had many dogs anesthesized over the years and only had some issues with two. My smallest Sheltie took a couple of days to be fully alert. My Greyhound was a bit shakey and panting all night but they are very sensitive to anesthesia.

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Wow. Ive had some advise on this but not the way you have explained it. I never thought that potentially one of my babies could be a guinea pig for learning... thankyou so much for opening my eyes on a different angle on this!! I really appreciate your time and effort in replying to me aswell. Im also new to this site but can already see how beneficial it's been ☺

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Sorry, finding this site not very user friendly.
As in people, there is a risk any time anesthetic is used. The Vets usually do blood work first to check kidney and liver function. Ask if the Vet or a Tech will be doing the procedure. If a Tech, ask how long they have been doing this and if they have done a number of small breeds before. Do not be embarrassed to ask. Truthfully, I have had many dogs anesthesized over the years and only had some issues with two. My smallest Sheltie took a couple of days to be fully alert. My Greyhound was a bit shakey and panting all night but they are very sensitive to anesthesia.
Wow. Ive had some advise on this but not the way you have explained it. I never thought that potentially one of my babies could be a guinea pig for learning... thankyou so much for opening my eyes on a different angle on this!! I really appreciate your time and effort in replying to me aswell. Im also new to this site but can already see how beneficial it's been ☺
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I'd only risk an anesthetic on my cheewee if it was a serious health issue. There's stuff you can buy to add to your dog's drinking water that's suppose to help remove plaque.

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