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    My 5 year old little Foxy Lucy went to the vet yesterday for her check up he said her back teeth were starting to get a bit yuk
    Because she is a little snappy I wont try to brush her teeth. I went and got her a bone today its a good size and had a little meat on it when I gave it to her I put it on an old towel she sniffed it took a little meat of it then proceeded to roll the towel over the top of it and hid it and hasnt touched it since??
    The vet mentioned some dental biscuits I have had a look but I dont want to pay $35 if she doesnt like them
    I would appreciate any advice as to get her to chew on the bone??
    Thank you

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    HI
    My dog doesnt usually like them raw he usually digs them and leaves them for a while lets them rot i know discusting!! and then he eats them it's kind of like he doesnt like it all bloody or something but yeah, you could even try greenies they also work on my foxy or denta stix they both work great

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    My old dog buried all his to. Usually 4 or 5 days later he would dig them up for chewing.....the more rancid the better !!!

    Maybe try chicken necks...they last even longer if they are frozen. Oh...and my old dog hated people watching him eat anything. He would stare at me until i left him alone, then i would spy out the window as he ate his tucker ! Maybe your dog dosnt like to be watched either.


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    Those Pal denta sticks are pretty cheap if you just try a pack of 7. That way if she doesn't like them you haven't wasted lots!

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    I have tried the Dentastix she wont eat them
    I wonder if I nuke the bone in the microwave just enough to get the raw taste out she may like it?

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    Rather than nuke them maybe drop them in boiling water for a couple of minutes, shouldn't make the bones brittle which is the issue with cooking.Does she like peanut butter? maybe smear a bit on?Chicken necks are easy for them to eat and mine doesn't like being watched either.

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    I've tried marrow bones with my dog (the shin bone of a cow), and she just gave me a filthy look as if to say why would i touch that there's no meat on it? Even if you get them split in half the marrow is just fattening. My girl gets beef neck bones. They have quite a bit of meat on them especially if you get them from a supermarket as they get them from an abbatoir who don't bone them out as well as a private butcher shop will do. The only problem is if they are too big the dog will use their front teeth to get the meat off and it doesn't really help the back teeth as they struggle to fit them in there mouth. They need to be cut up small enough for your dogs mouth size.

    My dog has excellent teeth and she is eleven and a half years old. I have from a very young age always given her bones somewhere in every meal. I do have an advantage being a butcher i can cut the bones to size. I feed the neck bones as mentioned as well as chicken necks frames and wings, y-bone, osso bucco and lamb riblets.
    You could also try brisket bones if you get the softer ones lower down the rib cage.
    Your dog might be like mine and turn her nose up at bones that don't have a lot of meat on them.
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    A foxy might be ok with a lamb shank bone.

    My dog likes the dentastix

    I also give her carrots which she happily munches up.

    and rawhide chews and roo jerky.

    Does your dog like sardines (I feed sardines in olive oil). Maybe if you dip the bone she doesn't like in something fishy like the oil from a tin of sardines - she'd change her mind. You could also try freezing a sardine to make it hard and chewy and see how that goes.

    Note - I don't feed a whole tin of sardines at once because that upsets my dog's tummy - too much of a good thing.

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    Just read the side of the Dentastix, Anyone know why they are not recommended for dogs under 25 kgs?

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    I have a set of beautiful white teeth from giving bones daily for both of mine. Bernie is now 4 and his are still brilliant white.

    For bone reluctant pups:
    put bones in a warm place, say led in sun, or indoors, and leave till they stink. Then give to your dog. The more on the nose, the better, but perhaps not too rancid, or your dog will roll on it, instead of chewing.

    Then once dog anticipates and looks forward to em, feed fresh raw.

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