Should You Be Brushing Your Pet’s Teeth?
A dog’s dental hygiene is very important to maintain.
Many dogs suffer from gum disease due to a lack of proper dental care.
To make sure your dog can continue munching on those delicious treats, you should be brushing your dog’s teeth.
Dogs don’t particularly love having a long brush in their mouth, but it’s important that you familiarize your dog with it. Set some time every morning or every few days to properly brush the teeth.
To make the experience easier, you should find the right tools. For dogs under 30 pounds, you can use a finger brush to access all the teeth. A longer brush is better for bigger dogs. Use dog-friendly toothpaste with fun flavors to ensure your dog will enjoy the experience. NEVER use human toothpaste!
Since dogs are not naturally used to having their teeth brushed, you should take the time to make them comfortable. Rather than holding them down, kneel in front of them and try to rub your fingers along their teeth. Once they’re complacent, you can introduce the toothpaste.