What to feed elderly dog with minimal teeth

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My elderly dog has lost a lot of her back teeth and cannot chew her dry food. I do not want to feed her can food. She swallows the food whole now. Is there a better choice?

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Asked on January 3, 2016 5:00 pm
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How long has she been missing the teeth? The reason I ask is that most dogs with teeth loss will typically start chewing on dry food within a few months of tooth loss. Their gums get very tough. An alternative is to moisten the dry food slightly to soften it for her. We have a small Chihuahua at the Sanctuary who eats her dry food with a little water added.

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Posted by Dr. Gaylord Brown
Answered on January 8, 2016 6:24 pm
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