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dpack

tooth maintainance

neither of us enjoyed that but ki has now got clean teeth again.

a dental pick and a bit of wrangling farm style got the tartar off

tis worth it but perhaps not for the clumsy or squeemish

the last time we went to the vet for booster injections both of them(well me )were praised for their nice smiles ,i think the vet was a bit surprised when i explained why they have nice teeth cos most folk dont even look let alone do anything about it .

too many mutts have no tooth care and it isnt nice for them.

please check mutley's choppers and either fettle them or get it done.no smilies
dpack

ps guinea pigs need different tools and checking for overlong incisors or asymmetry then adjusting their bite if needs be with clippers and or a diamond file rather than cleaning.i recon bunnies are similar.

iirc horses also need such attention at times ,i dont know about other farm critters and teeth but i spose it is worth a look if they are "close" for any reason or seem to have bother with chewing or "personal hygiene".

im not brave enough to try pussy dentistry so that is a complete mystery to me .no smilies
LynneA

Pumpkin had a full scale & polish at the vets in December.

We've been given special tuna flavour toothpaste for cats and a special fingertip brush, but trying to get her to stay still for long enough is impossible.no smilies
dpack

the classic"first wrap your cat" might be the way to go :wink: leave out the bit you need to work on.

it works for wound dressings,eye drops etc etc

welding gloves and a face shield are useful optional ppe.no smilies
Slim

Yes, towel wrap kitty burrito is the technique.

I haven't been good about dental care, I usually use it for wound cleaning. I should probably try to brush.... :oops:no smilies
Mutton

Some makes of dry cat food say they are good for cleaning teeth - as in cat bites on biscuit and there is teeth cleaning happening. My general understanding is that the biscuits are firm and have to be bitten and chewed and that some makes of biscuit break too easily and are less effective.

Our one cat who could only eat wet tinned cat food already had poor teeth (elderly rescue cat) and went down hill - all the molars had to be pulled out in the end. He was not a cat who took kindly to being handled, even when wrapped so we really, really couldn't try brushing his teeth. (The vet had trouble handling him.......)

All our current cats have been up the vet recently and had no tooth problems despite no tooth brushing. We feed Hills and Royal Canin (weight control for sterilized male cats).no smilies
buzzy

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iirc horses also need such attention at times ,i dont know about other farm critters and teeth but i spose it is worth a look if they are "close" for any reason or seem to have bother with chewing or "personal hygiene".

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Some years ago a couple of friends and I were looking for grasshoppers in south west Ireland, staying at B&Bs. One morning our breakfast was enlivened by a talk in the local radio about care of teeth in sheep. The speaker went into graphic detail about the use of an angle grinder. Not really what you want to hear with your full Irish :shock:

Henryno smilies
alison

When we have the alpacas sheared he does feet and teeth, and the teeth are done with an angle grinder with a special mouth guard on. It is very quick. I'll take a little video next month if I remember, to show you.no smilies
buzzy

When we have the alpacas sheared he does feet and teeth, and the teeth are done with an angle grinder with a special mouth guard on. It is very quick. I'll take a little video next month if I remember, to show you.


Oh wow! I can hardly wait! :wink: What's the betting it'll go viral?

Henryno smilies
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