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Old 01-04-2011, 11:35 PM   #1
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Default Chewing Problems

So my 9 year old aussie loves to chew, but i cant find a bone or something like it that wont make his gums bleed. he has broken and missing teeth, and he bleeds on greenies or pig ears, only treat he does not bleed on is tillman training tips, but i want something that will occupy his time.

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Old 01-05-2011, 02:32 PM   #2
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How about giving him a frozen kong? He'll be using mostly his tongue to get the goodies out of the inside. I have an XL kong for my 9 month old APBT mix puppy and it takes him probably....1.5hrs to finish the entire kong. I clog up the bottom hole with peanut butter or cheese and then fill the inside with kibble, treats, little bits of leftover chicken or green beans and some peanut butter, and then fill with half hot water, half low sodium chicken or beef broth, then freeze. I usually sit it upright in a coffe mug incase anything spills out, it doesn't get messy in the freezer.

Also, how about bully sticks? They don't last long and can be somewhat expensive (unless you order them online, i loveee bestbullysticks.com!) but once the dog slobbers on them some, they get really soft and mushy.

Is there a reason his gums bleed? Has he had a dental from the vet lately?

edited to add, you could probably also give him some slightly thawed out raw turkey or chicken necks if he doesn't have poultry allergies. I recently started giving my guy some raw treats such as turkey necks lately and he LOVES them, and they are rather soft. Helps keeps his teeth clean and its a really yummy treat, and it hasn't bothered his tummy once.

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Old 01-08-2011, 02:07 PM   #3
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Turkey necks are good. So are ox tails. What you describe suggests a vitamin C deficiency. Yes, dogs make their own, but perhaps your dog needs a supplement. What do you feed him?
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Old 01-08-2011, 03:19 PM   #4
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What your dog's problem is is periodontal disease caused by 9 years of eating kibble. Just a few weeks of eating a prey model raw diet will clear up those gum problems. It will also make his teeth white as puppy's teeth. It will satisfy most of his need to chew because he will chew a lot during each meal. Check out http://www.preymodelraw.com for information about the diet. This is not my page. When I try to link to my page, my posts get deleted. This page will give you a lot of information about the diet and how to begin.

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