Do you guys brush your dog's teeth on a regular basis?
The reason I'm asking is because I find that Archer & Zoe don't always have the most pleasant breath!
They have deer & elk antlers to chew on plus other hard rubber type bones. They both get a frozen kong filled with a pnut butter & pup-corn mixture in the morning when they go in their crates. I feed them Acana regionals. And since they are both still young at 19 months, their teeth are still nice and pearly white.
I just wondered if anyone else has experienced this and if maybe brushing would help?
Thanks for the advice! I had never heard that about the anal glands - good to know.
So, I bought a toothbrush and tooth paste for the dogs and gave it a try. It really seems to help with their breath and I also bought some "checkups" (thanks kpwlee) and they really love those!
Brushing their teeth was an absolute hoot! I couldn't stop laughing. Anytime I introduce something new Zoe will go grab a toy, try and keep a comfortable distance while watching me, play growl with the toy in her mouth and wiggle all over. Archer came right up and I started brushing his teeth his tongue was going nuts. Finally Zoe came over and let me brush hers the only problem is Archer likes the toothpaste so much that he kept trying to lick the toothpaste in her mouth while I was brushing!