We are picking up our basset puppy on Saturday, a little excited we are!! Anyway, we also have a 5 year old greyhound, these dogs have notoriously bad teeth. You can watch in a matter of two weeks the tartar start to build up on his teeth. I am also a dental assistant so this of course makes me crazy lol. We give him once a week a knuckle bone, he loooveees them and they do an amazing job on keeping his teeth spotless. His vet is always so impressed on how clean his teeth are. The basset when old enough will also be introduced to this joyful tooth cleaner.