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By Lynn (Guest Post)10/21/2008
I've never tried these, but they come highly recommended.
Dog Breath Biscuits
1 ½ c whole wheat flour
1 ½ c Bisquick baking mix
½ c mint leaves - loosely packed
¼ c milk
4 tbs margarine
1 ½ tbs maple syrup or corn syrup
Combine all ingredients in food processor until will mixed, mint is chopped, and a large ball forms. Press or roll on non-stick surface (such as a floured board) to thickness of ¼ to ½ inch. Cut into 1x2 inch strips or with a bone- shaped cookie cutter and place on non-stick cookie pan. Bake at 375 F for 20 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool and store in air-tight container. Makes about 30 medium biscuits.
By Kim Churchman 04/09/2008
Would chewing any biscuit clean your own teeth? didn't think so! There's no substitute for a little brushing and a vet appointment at regular intervals. You should never find red-lined gum edges when you check her gums frequently. For a week let her lick some canned squirt cheese off a toothbrush, a very soft toothbrush like a child's ultrasoft. It's the same squirt cheese sold to top a cracker conveniently. Then let her lick it off while you move her nose left and right and have the toothbrush moving a bit, and gradually work up to some brushing. Even two or three strokes per site make a good difference, back teeth most important. I know that products are sold for dogs to chew saying they help clean teeth, but only on the chewing surfaces, which helps the gums stay infection-free not a bit. Loving a pet or a person seeks to meet their needs, if it's real love and not just say-so love. God bless you and your dog together for great lifelong health - --Kim
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