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    Dentastix are just a commercially made chew designed to help clean teeth, have to admit I have only used them when someone's given me some. I prefer Greenies, the dogs love them, but they are expensive. I stick to bones and not long ago someone gave me some massive rawhide bones, great for the greys who get bad teeth quickly. I'd say they take about 6 hours to get through, so they get them a couple of times a week for an hour or so.

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    We always soak Troopa's dry food in boiling hot water at meal time.
    At breakfast it's mixed with puppy milk.
    At dinner it's mixed with wet food.

    We give him raw bones for his teeth.

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    Yep, I've seen the greenies at our local vet, but didnt even ask the price - the even LOOKED expensive. Though I will maybe try them
    Thanks for the advice everyone

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    My girls get a frozen chicken carcass each every day to clean their teeth. Mish is 12 now & she only has the tinest bit of yellow on her teeth right at her gum line.

    I keep talking about this, but everyone seems to think I'm a "fuddy duddy" & just ignores what I have to say ....

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    Do you freeze it in water, or just feeeze it by itself?

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    I freeze my carcasses to in zip bags...take them out and feed them like that...dogs LOVE them...and they are cheap!

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    I freeze the kibble in stock or mixed with yogurt so it sticks into a big lump.

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    Or chicken necks or wings. Frozen or unfrozen whatever you want. We usually buy the big packs and freeze them down portionwise.

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    Like Clea said .. freeze the whole carcass by itself.

    When my dogs are wee pups, I start with frozen wing tips. Makes them chew to cut their baby teeth through their gums & the cold eases their gums as their teeth are coming through.

    As they grow from pups to adolecents, I progress to frozen chicken wings. Lots of bone to chew on, with yummy flesh, skin & fat for their growth needs.

    As fully growth dogs, the frozen frame is just enough to clean their teeth as they get all the other "stuff" they need in the other food I give them.

    And that's my "take" on frozen chicken frames, teeth cleaning & why I give them to my girls.

    Mish is 12. Her teeth are in incredible shape for a dog of her age. I stopped giving her bones years ago when she just left them lying around the back yard just to get "fly blown" & she'd sh!t "white bullets" (with a lot of straining ... you know what I mean) after having a "munch session".

    With a frozen carcass, same cleaning result, all gone in a few minutes & no grubby old bones to dispose off.

    And yes Clea you're right .. they're cheap as.

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    With frozen wings... dont they have a whole lot of tiny bones though?

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