At least twice a day, we brush our teeth to keep them clean and healthy; well our dogs need the same dental care. Since gum disease and gingivitis are common in many dogs, dental care for your furry companion is a must. Many dogs develop gum disease by the time they are four years old! Chew toys and bones provide minimal help with teeth cleaning, so brushing your dog’s teeth should be on the top of your list of things to do.
- Perform weekly checkups by lifting your dog’s lips and making sure gums look pink
- Check for strong breath odors or inflamed gums
- Acclimate your dog to fingers in his mouth by gently rubbing on gums before brushing technique
- Use a finger brush (for dogs) or gauze and brush dogs teeth with dog toothpaste in a circular motions-focus on small areas at a time
- Make sure to brush side of teeth where most plaque is located as well as the top of the tooth-wipe off tooth once done brushing that section
Oxy-Dental™ Oral Wipes and Spray
If your dog does not like the toothbrush, Oxy-Dental™ Oral Wipes and Oral Spray contain baking soda to help remove plaque and freshen breath. The Oral Spray is quiet and easy to use by reaching every corner of your dog’s mouth, and the Oral Wipes are perfect for a quick and easy clean. Even if your dog has fresh breath and clean looking teeth, the importance of brushing their teeth is crucial. Food particles can hide between teeth resulting in future problems.
Pro-Treat® Dental Treats
For in-between brush time, try Pro-Treat® Dental Treats.
- textured to help remove plaque
- gluten and wheat free
- properly portioned size is perfect to keep any size teeth clean
While you should still continue to brush your pup’s teeth, for quick and easy cleaning, throw your dog a Pro-Treat® Dental Treat while you brush your own. Your pup’s smile never looked so clean!