The Furlong dog, Bobby developed bad plaque on his front nashers (and probably the back too, but how can you see?) But I could see his gums were looking inflamed around his canine teeth so something was needing to be done.
So we were planning to take him to the vet for a clean-up under general anaesthetic. That is a most horrid experience for a dog, don’t you think? And has dangers.
Most vets charge an arm and a leg, because us “middle classes” are so fixated about dental hygiene, we are good for the picking.
I read on the internet to brush your dog’s teeth with COCONUT OIL. It would loosen the plaque.
my god it did!
I found he loves the toothbrush – or rather the coconut oil. I started on the 24th August brushing at night so he slept all night with coconut oil residue on his teeth and yesterday – 2nd September – all the plaque just crumbled off! That’s nine days I think.
Well, I say brushing – but its sort of hit and miss – more licking the toothbrush, I’d say.
I believe this works on people too! I just went to the dentist myself today. I told him about the dog. I said I wouldn’t do the “clean” he offered – I’d do the coconut. In fact he knew all about it and told me how to do it for “people”.
I’m sharing so that millions of dogs are rescued from general anaesthetics and horrid experiences.
And here are some pics…
The brown thing on the left is the first piece of plaque that fell off his teeth. I was so excited I took a photo. The toothbrush is loaded with coconut oil.
Then all the plaque just crumbled off everywhere – I was so excited I took another photo!