Brushing dog's teeth
brushing dog's teeth - Is it necessary? Brushing your own teeth is a no-brainer, but what about your dog's teeth? Listen to this advice and save your dog from pain and disease.
brushing dog's teeth
Foto: how to brush your dog's teeth
Brushing dog's teeth
Unfortunately, many dog owners do brush their dog's teeth as a part of their routine, which has negative consequences for the dogs dental health. Not only can it lead to bad breath, but it can also cause severe and painful problems for the dog.
Brushing your dog's teeth is just as important as brushing your own teeth.
Plaque and tartar are common problems caused by poor dental care routines. In the worst cases, the dog may end up losing teeth as a result.
According to veterinarians, brushing a dog's teeth is just as important as brushing your own. Therefore, we recommended that you brush your dog's teeth at least once a day, for example, in the evening. It can be a good idea to apply this as a routine from an early stage, so the dog sees it as a part of its daily routine.
If you have never brushed your dog's teeth before, it is a good idea to use a finger brush, which is a tiny "mitten" that you put on your finger. Once the dog gets used to the finger brush, you can switch to using a soft toothbrush.
Start with the front teeth and gradually brush backwards towards the molars, using calm circular motions. It is advantageous to brush the outside and inside of the teeth. Still, the exterior is the most important because that's where the tartar settles.
Create good associations when brushing your dog's teeth
Use a 'dog toothpaste' with a taste your dog likes, and/or reward it with a treat and lots of praise along the way.
The first few times will be an unfamiliar experience to both you and the dog. Still, you'll get confident and better at it as it turns into a routine. The goal is to make brushing its teeth a pleasant moment. It should not feel like a punishment for the dog.
Feel free to watch the video below - it shows you what brushing looks like in practice: