Tesla's teeth are awful. They always have been. With how gunky they get, we really need to stay on top of it. Especially since she can't afford to lose any more. We've had them polished by the vet three times since bringing her home (about every other year) to keep her mouth in the best health. We don't want to rely on this as we try to limit any unnessecary time under anestesia (not to mention that it ain't cheap!).
So, in order to help keep their teeth clean and healthy, we brush! Tess hates it. We did a lot of desensitizing in our early years together and she now she tolerates it, but always tries to run away or turn her head. Edi, however, loves it. His teeth are almost harder to brush because he never stop smacking his lips.
With all the health concerns a dirty mouth carries, it's really a shame how little we focus on this easy task.
|Finishing off with parsley hearts made by our friend Sadie|