One of the least practiced hygienic things on our dogs is keeping their teeth and breath looking and smelling clean. If your dog is not used to the process, this could be a further deterrent. But it’s really a simple process once your dog gets used to it.
How To Clean Your Dog’s Teeth.
The easiest way to teach a dog how to have it’s teeth brushed is to start when he is a puppy. Start with a rag for the first few times just to get him used to the process. After which you can advance to a normal dog toothbrush or a finger toothbrush.
What Toothpaste Should I Use?
The answer is simple. Use a doggie toothpaste. Please do not use human toothpaste. Toothpaste that are formulated especially for dogs come in a variety of flavors. Chicken, beef and other meaty flavors, all encourage your dog to take a nice lick at the toothbrush during the brushing process. It also helps to take the dog’s concentration from the act of brushing. If you dogs are like my dogs, the tooth brushing process will serve as a lengthy treat tease.
How Often Should You Brush?
Brushing can be done every day. But three or four times weekly will get the job done. You can also feed your dog toys that will assist with the removal of plaque , or you can help the process with some dental chews, which can be purchased at your local pet store of at your vet’s office. Like humans though, regular brushing is the most effective way to keep your dog’s teeth in great health.
Once your dog becomes accustomed to the process, repeat it regularly, enough to keep him comfortable with it.