Yesterday AnnaBelle had to have her teeth cleaned. AnnaBelle is 6 years old and Lucy is 11. Lucy has beautiful teeth and has never had to have them cleaned. We tried brushing AnnaBelles when she was little but it just became a huge fight and because Lucy was always fine I never really though too much about it (bad Momma). I have always given them hard food and crunchy treats thinking this would help with cleaning the teeth. So, imagine my surprise when I went to pick her up and she had 2 cracked teeth that had to be pulled. I was totally shocked. I have never worried too much about Antlers or Nyla Bones. Neither of them are huge chewers so they don't really spend hours chewing on them. They each got a BeneBone for their birthday and they were tossed aside in less than 15 mins. So, I guess the question is, what's the difference in the teeth. Wondering why AnnaBelle had so much tartar and Lucy basically has none. Obviously the bones have now all been put up, but I wonder, is it really the bones or is all of this just a difference in genetic make up and one has good teeth and the other doesn't. Just all things that have been going through my head since my shock when picking her up.
I asked the Tech at the Vet what I can do to help her teeth and she mentioned that there are Enzematic Chews that are made to help remove the plaque. Anyone familiar with these or have any suggestions?