We use chicken-flavored toothpaste

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A few months ago, I participated in Works for Me Wednesday for a few weeks. Then I realized I don’t have have that many tips to share, so I started to do Wordless Wednesday or a “freestyle” post on Wednesdays. But this week I had a brainwave. So here I am. πŸ™‚ (I thought I should let my readers know the deal, so they don’t wonder if my normally tip-free blog has been taken over by aliens. Moving right along…)

Our dog Toby has <a href="mitral valve disease. As a result, it’s even more important to clean his teeth daily. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to remember to do so, and he is terrible about doing it himself.

But I’ve learned recently that if I brush his teeth before bed when I do mine, I remember more often than I don’t. (I’ve forgotten the last two nights, but you get the point.)

If you have kids and it’s easier to remember this way, you might brush the dog’s teeth at the same time your kids’ get their teeth brushed. You’ll teach your children the importance of good oral hygiene for our pets. AND it might convince them if it’s important for the dog, it’s important for them.

Here are some tips for brushing your dog’s teeth.

Just don’t use the chicken-flavored toothpaste on YOUR brush. πŸ™‚

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16 thoughts on “We use chicken-flavored toothpaste

  1. Sherrie

    hee hee hee, I love it, its brilliant! πŸ™‚

    Dogs really hate getting their teeth brushed.

    Thank you, Sherrie. πŸ™‚

    Mine don’t fight me, TOO MUCH, but they still don’t love it.

    And I just realized that I’ve forgotten to brush their teeth the last few nights. Ugh…

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  2. HRH

    You have a lot more energy than I do. And then again the kids would probably like the chicken toothpaste and that would save me some shopping time.

    See, I think anyone who has kids has more energy than I do. Or did at least they did. πŸ™‚

    You just never know what kids will like. You speak the truth.

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  3. lceel

    Hey, it’s easier than a trip to McDonald’s. And they might actually like brushing their teeth. The kids, that is. You know, the consumers of Chicken Tenders, etc. Never mind.

    Pieces parts. And parts is parts.

    (Yes, I know that’s Wendy’s, not McDonald’s, but you get the point.)

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  4. nicole

    Chicken flavor…yuck πŸ˜€
    But I’m sure the poochies love it – have never seen it anywhere,must be a US special πŸ™‚

    They do love it, Nicole. I have to move fast to make sure I get some toothpaste on their TEETH before they lick it all away.

    What is your country of origin, if you don’t mind my asking?

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  5. Carol

    For me, the question is – how do you get the critter to tolerate it? Mine fights me claw tooth and nail…literally.

    Carol, both of ours just took to it fairly well, so I don’t have much advice for getting an older dog used to it, unfortunately. 😦

    We brush the dogs’ teeth, but not the cats’. I think we’d have the claw tooth and nail problem with the cats.

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  6. Katie

    Thanks for those tips! I fear that Lola is going to need a professional cleaning because I have been so bad about brushing her teeth.

    A couple of years ago, all four of ours needed their teeth cleaned within a few months. Good times. Perhaps if you get Lola’s teeth cleaned professionally, you can get her accustomed to it, so you won’t have to get her teeth cleaned again for a few years. Here’s hoping!

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  7. Randall

    Hmmm. What will they think of next?

    I know… I guess pets feel the same way about chicken-flavored toothpaste that many humans feel about mint- or cinnamon-flavored toothpaste. πŸ™‚

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  8. Lisa's Chaos

    Somewhere I have a photo of my aunt brushing her poodle’s teeth. Sophie loves having her teeth brushed.

    Some do. Ours don’t adore it, but they tolerate it pretty well. I’d love to see that photo if you run across it. πŸ™‚

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  9. maryt/theteach

    Rebecca, this is such a funny post! I don’t have pets, so it’s not a problem for me! Unless I want to use the chicken flavor… πŸ™‚

    I’m glad you enjoyed it, Teach. Chicken-flavored toothpaste for humans may be the wave of the future. One just never knows. πŸ˜‰

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  10. Burgh Baby

    We just learned (too late) that our Lhasa is remarkably willing to have her teeth brushed. Makes me feel bad that we waiting 6 years to give it a try. She prefers the chicken toothpaste as well.

    Well, you know now, and that’s good. You’re doing better than we are. We KNEW we HAD to brush Toby’s teeth and didn’t until recently.

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  11. Lis Garrett

    I have a hard enough time brushing my toddler’s teeth . . . I can’t imagine having to do the dog’s as well!

    I remember my parent’s brushing my teeth when I was a toddler. I’m sure your little one doesn’t give you any easier a time than I did for my parents. 😦

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  12. Gypsie

    My dog loves having her teeth brushed! We use one of the oral-b disposable battery powered toothbrushes on her. I think she likes the vibration. It started when she was a pup!

    Yay! Good for you. πŸ™‚

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