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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-02-2014, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
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The best way to clean teeth... IMO

Everyone's always asking about how to clean teeth, and I always recommend raw chicken necks. Here's why



Just hear him crunch and grind!

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Before this get's taken down, I'll add that it's
how I take care of my boy's teeth too. A raw quail once a week (Book also gets chicken wings twice a week).
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That is awesome! I love hearing him crunch and smack his lips lol.

I have been trying to get my Sunny to chew on chicken necks or wings, but we have recently found out that he has an upper canine tooth that is split in half so no wonder he wasn't keen on chewing on bone, the poor thing. We're going to try him again once he has the extraction and has completely healed from it.
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Why would it get taken down?
I was wondering the same thing too

DD&C, how often to you feed a chicken neck for teeth cleaning?

MowMow, how many chicken wings do your feed Book for a tooth cleaning session?
Also, do you think the chicken wings might be enough on their own, without feeding the quail too?

I ask that because I truly cannot handle the raw bit. I am alright for basic stuff like steaks, chicken legs and breasts and ground beef.
Outside of that I can't take it. (I already know I'm pitiful) The smell gets to me, the feel of the meat, ESPECIALLY offal! (That's enough to make me physically ill)
I think I can do the chicken wings though so I was just wondering how much and how often you both thought would be sufficient. Thanks


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Really? I have to say, and I'm not being argumentative. That's exceptionally.... I don't know, I'm not going to get in to it. I dont usually disagree with rules. But this one is....

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Cat Face - Book gets wings as part of his raw prey model diet. So those aren't JUST for his teeth. He gets .10% of food as raw meaty bones. That comes to about a wing tip(which he now refuses to eat) and a half of a small wing section (not the drummet, the section with two bones surrounded by meat, I cut down between the bones and separate them).

MowMow gets (and Book does as well) a full raw quail late Sunday afternoons. It takes the place of both his lunch and is fed late enough to cover his dinner. Book's quail is just cut in half and plopped on a plate because he has no problem digging in. MowMOw's has to be put into manageable sections with kitchen shears and I toss the little drumsticks out because he NEVER eats those anymore. I don't know if he's not strong enough any longer or they are just too much work after such a big meal....

I buy the quail 12 in a pack from the local high end grocery market (for about 20 bucks). They come cleaned and frozen.

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I've never tried it but couldn't you just brush a cat's teeth? Now, I know some of our cats might scratch my face off if I tried but some may grudgingly allow it. We take our cats to the vet for dentals every two years. It's expensive but it has to be done.
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