What is your Dental routine for your Sphynx?

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  1. Yoda mom

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    please share your dental routine tips and suggestions
    @Xandria you have graciously shared very informative spa day videos - any dental spa day vids?

    Do you use pet toothpaste , pet toothbrushes , dental chews , water additive ?
     
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      My crew hates it when I try to brush their teeth so all I do is giving them dental chews. Curious to hear what others do!
       
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        @Yoda mom I have truly duck snack but think that's an European Brand?
         
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          I try to remember to get dental gel into Uber's mouth at least once a week. I often forget. I want to switch to the water additive so the girls can benefit too. But we haven't really seen Uber drink from any of the bowls or the fountain so today I bought him a chicken wing at the grocery store and am hoping he will gnaw on it.
           
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            Hmm, I haven't been doing any dental care yet... :unsure: I've got a toothbrush that I bought a while back, but have only just ordered toothpaste that I'm yet to receive. The site I normally use (Zooplus) only had one type of toothpaste and it contained propylene glycol, which is bad for cats!? I find that very strange, and only got around to looking for an alternative last week. I have no doubt Butchie will NOT enjoy having his teeth cleaned, but it'll have to be done just the same! Prevention is waaaaay better than cure :happy:

            I'll let you know how I get on...

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              I am NOT a good toothbrusher. I have been doing a water additive. And am going to try a different one for awhile. Need to order it this next week when I get paid.
              I do try and get a dental cleaning done every 18 to 24 months.
               
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              We just use dental chews and she loves them. Tried to brush Cleo's teeth once she hated it.


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                My cat's dry food was recommended by my vet and is a dental care dry food. I have never brushed my cat's teeth.
                 
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                  @Annejo12 , is it the T/D formula sold at the vet or the non RX hills science diet dental care kibble ? I was thinking of ordering the non RX dental care as treats
                  I saw this video on the T/D formula - wom see of the regular dental care formula would work the same ?

                   

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                  I will admit I often slack in my dental routine schedule. I do have a toothbrush and toothpaste for Yoda, but I usually forget before bed, or when I remember he is usually running around hyper as ever.

                  I did recently buy a dental treat, I can check the brand when I get home! I also try and give a raw chicken neck every so often, which I've read can be beneficial to the teeth due to the gnawing on the meat and bone.
                   
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                    It is Royal Canin, dental. Raphaels's teeth are fine so far.
                     
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                      Raw muscle meat is supposed to be effective, I try to do a dental every 18 months. Mine hate the dental chews, wont drink the treated water, hate brushing. I couldnt handle the stress. You can try playing with them with the brush like a toy...leave it on floor and they sometimes chew it. Bingo! Teeth brushed!
                       
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                        Great topic! I was wondering this the other day!
                         
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