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Old 10-27-2010, 09:50 AM   #5921
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Years ago, when we had a cat, our vet once suggested doing this, and she demonstrated with a "toothbrush" that had only a few long limp "bristles," and she showed us how we were supposed to gently wipe this along the teeth and gums. It was like a joke, and I can't imagine it making any difference.

Is that for real?
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Old 10-27-2010, 10:08 AM   #5922
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Well, I haven't posted in a week since I've been out of town.

Ahhh...to make a long story short, my momma collapsed at home and had to be rushed to the hospital. She's doing a bit better now but her bp is low and her heart is weak. Alzheimer's is close to taking another victim....my precious momma.

My daddy is no longer able to take care of her, so we put her in a nursing home that is only a couple of miles from daddy's house.

As life goes....we just take it one day at a time.
I'm so sorry to hear this news bbbamI. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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Years ago, when we had a cat, our vet once suggested doing this, and she demonstrated with a "toothbrush" that had only a few long limp "bristles," and she showed us how we were supposed to gently wipe this along the teeth and gums. It was like a joke, and I can't imagine it making any difference.

Is that for real?
Greyhounds are especially susceptible to tooth problems. Once there is a problem, they have to be anesthetized, which is risky for dogs with low body fat. If you look at virtually any greyhound rescue site, you'll see that tooth brushing is recommended. That said, I had a whippet (very greyhound like) for 16 years and never brushed his teeth, though I did chip tartar off with dental tools. He never lost a tooth. Amazingly, my dog comes running when she hears the closet with the doggie toothbrush in it open. She knows that she will get a tooth cleaning treat when it is over. YMMV


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I'm sorry to hear that you're having to go through that. Even when you know it's coming that doesn't make it any easier.
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Ran errands/shopping to several locations.

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It seems that no matter which way you try to handle it, you end up going out three or four times a week or else doing a once-a-week marathon.

I'm referring to the errands/shopping, not the wives...
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Years ago, when we had a cat, our vet once suggested doing this, and she demonstrated with a "toothbrush" that had only a few long limp "bristles," and she showed us how we were supposed to gently wipe this along the teeth and gums. It was like a joke, and I can't imagine it making any difference.

Is that for real?
We had a sweat Corgi that didn't like us to touch his teeth. He built up tartar very quickly and that meant large vet bills. As he got older there were health problems some associated with his teeth. Plus his mouth didn't smell so great at times.

If we ever get another dog I'll learn how to gently brush once in awhile, every day is probably not required. There are brushing techniques that vets can discuss that don't involve tooth brushes. I think the trick is to introduce the brushing very carefully and gently.
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I need a wife.
Nowadays, some husbands do that. Wouldn't that work better?
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We had a sweat Corgi that didn't like us to touch his teeth.
My wife brushes our dog's teeth occasionally -- maybe once a month -- and every week we give him a tooth-cleaning dog chew: C.E.T HEXtra, Premium Chews for Chlorhexidine for Dogs (from Amazon). It works to keep his teeth in good shape, according to our vet. The dog doesn't like the chews all that well, but if we pretend we're trying to get a chew away from him, and do some growling, he'll get interested enough to chew it up.
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Nowadays, some husbands do that. Wouldn't that work better?
I could use both. I'm quite lazy.
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My wife brushes our dog's teeth occasionally -- maybe once a month -- and every week we give him a tooth-cleaning dog chew: C.E.T HEXtra, Premium Chews for Chlorhexidine for Dogs (from Amazon). It works to keep his teeth in good shape, according to our vet. The dog doesn't like the chews all that well, but if we pretend we're trying to get a chew away from him, and do some growling, he'll get interested enough to chew it up.
Cute story! Our Corgi had digestive problems with the CET's. We tried a lot of things. So that's why I'd urge others to consider light brushing. There are even finger cots that you can load with doggy toothpaste.
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Drove down to the AL coast to visit my nephew and his wife. Enjoyed good BBQ from his restaurant and inhaled some good seafood. Never realized crude oil was such a good marinating sauce.

Looks like the oil did sink to the bottom of the gulf. I saw no trace of it on the beach. Did see some of BP's equipment.
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Drove down to the AL coast to visit my nephew and his wife. Enjoyed good BBQ from his restaurant and inhaled some good seafood. Never realized crude oil was such a good marinating sauce.

Looks like the oil did sink to the bottom of the gulf. I saw no trace of it on the beach. Did see some of BP's equipment.
My parents used to live in Gulf Shores, I spent some time there. Good to see the beaches are still white.
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Drove down to the AL coast to visit my nephew and his wife. Enjoyed good BBQ from his restaurant and inhaled some good seafood. Never realized crude oil was such a good marinating sauce.

Looks like the oil did sink to the bottom of the gulf. I saw no trace of it on the beach. Did see some of BP's equipment.

Is the sand really that white? That is awesome! So beautiful. Thanks for posting these photos.
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Today is chill out day. I did some laundry folding, defrosted some baby back ribs and coated them with Dinosaur BBQ Red Rub dry marinade, and am now just sitting and surfing.

Tomorrow is a very special day. My fave Bostonian is returning from a week long visit with family. The ribs are for his Welcome Home (literally) dinner.
I'll get some potato salad from the deli. A big container of homemade sweet tea is all ready in the frig. He is bringing back Lemon Squares, a NE bakery specialty not available here in Noo Yawk.
It doesn't have to be July to be PICNIC TIME!

I may not be online until after Halloween, so be sure to be nice to all the INTERESTING monsters.
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