How To Brush Your Dog's Teeth The Right Way!

How To Brush Your Dog's Teeth The Right Way!

Many people don’t realize it, but dogs can get gingivitis, periodontal disease, or form dental abscesses if their teeth aren’t brushed regularly and any of these conditions can lead to much bigger issues which affect their heart valves, liver, or kidneys. Obviously, any loving pet parent doesn’t want that.

However, the challenge can be just knowing where to start.

  • The key is to find a toothpaste your dog likes so the brushing, itself becomes a reward of sorts. My dogs go bananas for the CET Vanilla/Mint toothpaste (it also happens to be one of the toothpastes pictured in the video), but whatever you go with, make sure you find something your dog likes the taste of and it will make the whole process a lot easier.
  • Next, be sure to find a good toothbrush. I like this one from CET because of the dual ends but again, they key is to find something size-appropriate for your dog.
  • Once you have the right tools, just be patient and ease your dog into it and don’t expect to brush all their teeth on the first try. Start with letting them lick some of the toothpaste off the brush. Then do some light brushing on their canines, and ease your way into brushing more and more until they are comfortable with the process.

Check the video out to see exactly how it works and remember, patience is key. Our fur babies are worth it!

Feature Image Credit: Vet Vid

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