Hi guys! My 12-13 year old Persian just had his teeth cleaned on Friday, so I know his mouth was sore. The instructions from the vet said to give him wet food for a couple of days. I was also told he needed to eat more dry food to keep the tartar off his teeth. Now, he's -never- had his teeth cleaned before in his entire life, this was the first time. He started eating a ton more wet food recently because the tartar build up had made his mouth sore, we think, but, my question is - when do I start pulling back on the "treats" and making him eat his dry food again? He ate some this morning, and my mother, bless her soul, makes me feel really guilty about not giving him a treat. But the vet said so, and I just don't know what to do. I am also thinking perhaps his wet food is giving him the itches since he's been getting it SO MUCH (x4-6 times a day, a teaspoon to tablespoon) and he usually only ate it once or twice every couple days, or even less than that. He is eating Hill's C/D ... I know some people consider that junk food but he's done so well on it, and his labs are great, and he loves it.. so I want to stick with it. Anyone think I am being mean by withholding his "treat" and would it mess up the progress we've made from his teeth cleaning if he continued getting them? Thanks so much guys!!
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4/5/09 at 5:23am