I adopted a 2-3 yr old Dachshund from my local shelter a week ago. Dexter has already become my best buddy, so naturally I want to give him the best care possible, especially since his last owners clearly did not give him any vet care whatsoever. So far I only have one major concern and that is his teeth. He has major tartar buildup on all but his front teeth, and as far as I can see it hasnt yet affected the gums (hopefully). I've heard that a complete dental cleaning and scaling can be costly.. and I'm fully prepared to do whatever is needed to keep him healthy, but I wanted to see if there is anything I can do at home to start breaking down the tartar so I can avoid a big dental procedure. He doesn't eat dry food alone, only when it is mixed with wet, so that does pose one problem.. However I am brushing his teeth 3 times a week, and tomorrow we'll be trying to offer him nylabones and greenies to chew. Dexter is going to the vet in a week so I'll be able to find out then the extent of the damage, but I thought getting some advice from fellow Doxie owners might help as I am new to the adventures of owning a Dachshund! Thanks!