As a raw feeder, I’ve always rested easy about my dogs’ teeth health. The raw meaty bones clean their teeth naturally. Unfortunately, Skyy only chews her bones with her back teeth (she refuses to use her feet or do any ripping of raw meaty bones), which has created some issue with the teeth in the front of her mouth. Her canine teeth have some tartar build up, although they still look good for an almost seven year old dog. However, she has one premolar that has become problematic.
She is going in tomorrow to have the problem tooth extracted. The vet will also clean the canine teeth while she is under.
Going forward, I will be using more recreational (chew) bones, as well as brushing the teeth, in hopes of keeping those front teeth cleaner.