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I think I've asked this before, but since it's been quite awhile I'll ask again in case some of the newer members have input.

Our Traveler has a bad problem with plaque forming on his teeth even though I brush them several times a week, get them cleaned, and give him clindamycin as prescribed by the vet.

He's at the point of needing another teeth cleaning, and when I called the local vet he said he wouldn't do the Oravet treatment. A reason wasn't given, he just said that I could try another vet to see if I could get it. Our other vet does apply Oravet. Of course, it costs more, but if it's effective that's not a big problem. Traveler's 7-1/2 years old now, and we don't like having to put him under so often. If Oravet would keep him from having to have so many teeth cleanings, the extra cost would be well worth it.

Any input/suggestions will be welcome. Thanks.
 

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ktv,

Thanks for your input. We've pretty well made up our minds to go with the Oravet treatments. It can't hurt anything. Will have the vet clean Traveler's teeth and apply the first application then I'll do the at-home applications.

Denise,

The vet didn't give a reason why he wouldn't apply Oravet. His vet tech has previously worked for a vet who did use Oravet, and she said it works. A lot of us who use the local vet think he's winding down to retirement, so maybe that's his reason. Since we already have another vet who sees Traveler and Spook, and who uses Oravet, we'll just take Traveler to him.
 

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Am off to the vet tomorrow morning for a check-up with Maggie -- am definitely going to ask about Oravet. I have never heard of it but am very interested. Question, though: Maggie has a problem with calculus -- is that the same thing as plaque? A month after she has her teeth cleaned, there is heavy build-up on the back teeth on one side. It makes bulges on her face! She has never gum disease nor had to have teeth pulled. I have never brushed her teeth and she does not like my hands (or the vet's) anywhere near her mouth. Don't think I could do any applications at home but perhaps the treatment by the vet during her cleaning would help.
 
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