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Suggestions for teeth cleaning please

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Boronia   

Zara cannot have any red meat (she forms struvite crystals) so she has raw chicken...drumsticks, wings and frames. The problem I have is that she pretty near inhales the meat; the minimum chewing required to quickly form it into the right shape so it's forced down her throat, these pieces are usually hucked up and re-shaped to repeat the trying-to-swallow trick at least three more times.

She will not happily chew a bone/frame, her main aim is to get it down as quickly as possible.

Do any Dolers have suggestions some sort of product that is biggish that she can chew on that'll prevent tartar build-up.

Low magnesium is required

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Boronia   
41 minutes ago, persephone said:

freeze the frames ? 

I thought of that just after I posted Perse, do you think freezing would also be successful with thighs?

Can one buy ginormous Greenies (are Greenies chewable or do bits of them just crack off?)

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I think larger, harder dry biscuits do as well to clean teeth as bones. I haven't livrd near a good bone source for many years so bones are an occasional.  My old girl, at 14 3/4 yrs, has a little tartar buildup but the vet says it's not enough to worry about.  The other dogs have almost no tartar. 

I have heard that tartar is much worse in little dogs and lots of big dogs go through life with no problems. 

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Boronia   

I am not sure if there are doggie-biscuits that have very low magnesium and no red meat SG. I have only given Zara fresh turkey necks Perse, I had chopped one in half and gave her the narrower piece, she tried to swallow the whole neck without chewing. I will freeze some and give her the ginormous end.

I was getting good at performing first aid for choking :-/

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