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Caring - Teeth


The condition of his teeth will often depend on his age and on the type of establishment that has kennelled your greyhound. Successful dogs in racing kennels will have had the all the vitamins and minerals they need to ensure peak condition and fitness.

Most 'rescued' dogs are found to have badly coated teeth, with sore or infected gums that need veterinary attention. Once the infection has been treated, the teeth will often improve dramatically. 'Chews' will help also, and when he has gained confidence in you, he will allow you to gently brush his teeth. Many greyhounds are so accustomed to being handled, that they will stand or lie quietly for any such attention.

There will, however, always be a few dogs who will need an anaesthetic for dental care, either because they dislike such handling or because of the degree of scaling.

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