Throwing sticks for dogs is regarded as normal – however it can frequently lead to terrible injuries to the mouth and gums.
Bones, either cooked or raw, frequently lead to problems with fractured teeth. Chewing on bones can help with cleaning the teeth – however the disadvantages (potential constipation, fractured teeth, bones getting stuck in the digestive tract etc.) means that most veterinary dentists do not recommend the practice.
Be careful of toys on elastic or string. This can get caught underneath the tongue and act like a cheesewire cutting into the tongue.
Prevention is far better than treatment!
Did You Know?
Why is a GA needed
The most important area to clean is UNDER the gumline. Our patients won't sit still for this!