Message Number: YG4293 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-06-03 19:32:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] pearly whites

In a message dated 6/3/2001 12:03:57 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

1. what to use? (I've got Petrodex pet toothpaste but he won't go
near the stuff -anything else out there?)
2. how often?
3. how do you convince a ferret that brushing his teeth is good
him?! (any personal tricks or tips out there?)

I use the Maxi Guard oral cleansing gel I get from the vet. They
it, and it really works. I have used the cat tootpaste, didn't
really work. I
tried the Marshall ferret toothpaste, didn't work at all, and 3 of
hated the mint. The Maxi gel is enzymatic, so it does work without
I do their teeth every morning before they go back to bed for the
day. I use
a kiddie toothbrush, put some of the gel on, scruff them, and start
Two of them open their mouths, the other two, I start with the
outside and
finish when they eventually open their mouths. They are just used to
me doing
this and know it's done very quickly. I started when they were kits.
I use a
toothbrush to make sure it gets to the back teeth since two already
minor plaque from before I used the gel. The vet was very pleased on
how good
their teeth looked at the last checkup.
Amy and the boys