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It is amazing how people still insist of feeding processed dry food even when their pets have little to no teeth! People who think it’s a hassle to feed their pets and opt for kibbles shouldn’t have pets in the first place!!! Dogs need and deserve natural and fresh meat, vegetable and fruit like we do. One of the oldest dog in the world, Bramble, lived vibrantly without lost of teeth, sight and hearing at 27 years old eating organic vegetables, lentils and rice! And the brand of canned food to buy IS critical considering what is used liked disease animals.
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You may think that because your older canine friend has missing teeth that you should avoid hard dog food. This isn’t technically the case. Some forms of food are still capable of being eaten, even without teeth. Food formulated for puppies or even small breed dogs are made to be broken down with little or even no chewing. You can feed these brands to your dog. Start with sample sizes until you find a brand your dog likes.I had two min australian shepherds but lost one at the age of 13. I used to feed both of them dry kibble. After the older one died (he suffered from quite severe arthritis) I decided to see if a different food would help the younger one who is now 7. Did what I thought was adequate evaluation of foods and decided on Honest Kitchen with canned food mixed in. This younger dog has now been on this combo for a little over 7 mo. His annual checkup was done a few weeks ago by a vet that has known him from birth. She was sooo pleased with his overall health and was ever more expressive in her comments regarding his coat. He is a blue merle and the black parts of his coat shine as if they were wet. The vet noted also that his eyes are very bright, his teeth are in better shape as to tartar accumulation. He is just overall a healthier looking dog. Now it's not that the food he was eating before was subpar (he was eating science diet) but with no canned food added. So I do think that canned food is good for dogs and I do also think that the raw foods in Honest Kitchen are extremely good for dogs. Overall it doesn't end up costing more either because the amounts eaten are less yet the weight of the dog remains the same.Some dogs do naturally have a tendency to build up tartar, but there is plenty that can be done with diet to prevent it. Try a lower protein feed or one that specifically has been formulated for dental health. Several years ago, I had to put an older dog on Science Diet Oral Care, because at 2yrs old, her teeth were practically rotting out of her mouth after whelping a litter. Still don’t know the underlying cause for it, but I gave her the kibble pieces as treats, and it did help. I don’t care for the SD brand and wouldn’t recommend it, but there are certainly other brands that do make similar foods. The other is seen only in puppies and all breeders of small dogs will be, or should be, aware of the treatment and care of puppies suffering from the sugar drop which is different for baby puppies. This was a doggy problem that I had never heard of, that is, until six years ago when we picked up this little starving dog whom we later named "Elvis". He was starving as he had been wandering on the streets and could not find food to eat, and because he had no lower jaw (hence no bottom teeth) he could not eat any of the food that was available on the streets. Refer to . With hand feeding and vitamin supplements, Elvis gained weight and some joy in living. He was placed with a loving family who gave him his last months of happiness and love.October 2004. Now we are actually seeing this phenomenon occur in front of our eyes. Peaches is a tiny little Chihuahua showing a fragile bone structure. Peaches was about ten years of age when she was rescued from under a house and brought in to Chihuahua Rescue. She was pregnant and was allowed to have the puppy before desexing.Checking up on her history this poor little dog had been having litter after litter every season without respite for her entire ten years of life, so it had not been easy for her. Ten years is too old for most people to adopt a little dog, even though some of them live for many more years. Peaches is one of them. She has been with us now for four years, so she would be about 14 years old.A few months ago she was licking her lips and mouth a lot, which indicated to us that she had tooth ache or hurting teeth. Her teeth angled outward toward the front of her mouth, instead up upwards. Our Vet told me that she was losing the bone structure of her bottom jaw, and so there was nothing to hold the teeth upright, and that they were annoying her. Hence we had all the bottom teeth that were affected, removed. During this short time we have watched the bone structure disappear. Her tongue hangs out and the bottom jaw and tongue hang down. Amazingly, she is able to eat soft foods, (as Elvis did) by "scooping" the food onto her tongue.