|Barked: Mon Jan 21, '13 10:44am PST |
|I firmly believe some tarter buildup is GENETIC! Having bred many different lines in several different breeds over the years, as well as observed their relatives living with other breeders, I have found that certain lines of my dogs, especially the toy breeds, will build tarter while the majority of them, on the exact same diet and chew toys, have sparkling white teeth right into old age.
With a bit more research, I discovered these dogs were all closely related... father/daughter, brother/sister, etc.
While diet and dental care certainly helps, sadly, it is not a cure all for all.
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