We try to brush Boyd's teeth once a week and they have dental tabs that you can slip into their food. Of course, who am I to talk now that Boyd has discovered the wonderful, tasty world of his own poop!
Ok.first.....ALL puppies have "PUPPY BREATH" some love it some don't like it. I don't remember how long it takes till it stops. a few weeks? anyway, Kirsten it will alleviate soon and then one day you'll go" wow, no more puppy breath" :wink:
If he were much older then i'd be concerned but for now it's part of the package of puppyhood. Like the puppy fur smell wet little chins dripping water all over, huge poops for tiny doodles hahahhahaa and so on!!!
ohhhh i just went down memory lane kristen in early Feb Peanut was only 9 weeks old, 13 in high, and such a baby. NOW she's 4.5mos old, 19in high, 30lbs, and still a baby without puppy breath :wink: They grow (up) soooooooo fast!!!!
Puppy breath won't last forever, but when they grow up and have big dog breath, you'll be wishin' for the puppy breath back! I don't think puppy breath is all that bad, but I already started brushing Hector's teeth. It's a good idea anyway so his teeth don't ever get gross later on. You can use a soft baby toothbrush and water for now, and yes, they do try to chew on the toothbrush while you're doing it, but if you go slowly and use lots of treats, they get the idea and learn to tolerate (I wouldn't say LIKE) it. Anyway, that's my 2 cents!
I started right off at eight weeks brushing Dante's teeth with Petrodex Enzymatic Toothpaste in beef flavor. I bought the kit that has both a finger brush and a toothbrush with two different size ends. Dante loves the toothpaste and gets so excited when the toothbrush comes out!