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I’ve said it before and I will say it again – I don’t brush my dog’s teeth.
I know that brushing is the “gold standard” recommended by veterinarians to help avoid costly dental cleanings but I am also realistic. I do a heck of a lot, and spend a lot of money on the best food and supplements, for Chester and Gretel but know that brushing their teeth just isn’t going to happen. I mean, realistically, I have a hard enough time remembering to brush my own teeth.
Just because I don’t brush their teeth doesn’t mean I don’t care about their dental health though. I am aware that pet dental disease, left untreated, can seep bacteria into the blood stream and pose serious health problems. My goal is to keep Chester and Gretel as healthy as possible so they can stay active, and continue to climb mountains, for years to come.
For me, I need a way to help their teeth stay clean that is convenient and doesn’t involve wrestling with them to get a toothbrush in their mouth (You every try to pry open a Dachshund’s jaw? It’s like trying to open a steel trap I tell ya). I devised a natural system that included coconut oil and giving them antlers they could chew on to “brush their own teeth” but they weren’t interested in chewing them regularly.
A few of my readers mentioned TropiClean Oral Care Products during our previous discussions about keeping your dog’s breath fresh and teeth clean. This was before I tried out my little system that failed and figured out that I need to take a different approach though. The TropiClean name stuck in the back of my mind but I didn’t give it much thought.
I did a little looking around into various dental products and thought I might try a water additive. I was shocked to find that some water additives contain xylitol, which is toxic to dogs. The claim is that such small quantities aren’t harmful but I don’t believe that….especially for small dogs.
TropiClean products snapped back into the front of my mind when I learned I may get the opportunity to try them out and review them. For the first time, I actually looked at the products they offer and the ingredients. I was shocked again, but in a good way this time.
It turns out their products contain natural, wholesome ingredients that are sourced in the United States. TropiClean avoids using common pet allergens and toxins so they tend to be safe to use for many sensitive pets. Now THESE are commercial dental products I can get behind.
I applied for Chester and Gretel to be product testers and we were chosen so we’ll be sharing our experience with you over the next month. I really hope that this is the teeth cleaning solution I have been looking for. I’m hoping the products freshen their breath too because their kisses will knock you over! (I know, they look so sweet)