Keeping Your Dogs Teeth Clean

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Keeping Your Dogs Teeth Clean

thumbnail_IMAG0296Just like humans, your dogs dental routine should be done on a regular basis to avoid discomfort and costly surgery. Routine vaccinations and other minor procedures are common in everyday clinics and owners are usually shocked and surprised to see the oral damage done in their dog’s mouth.

Infected gums and rotting tooth sockets are among other alarming symptoms that can lead to further health concerns and may require dental surgery with the possibly of loosing teeth.

The best way to prevent this is to get your dog used to getting their teeth brushed.

 

  1. Get your dog used to you touching their mouth and introduce any toothpaste you may be using. (Never use human toothpaste as it is toxic to dogs) By regularly touching your dog’s mouth, you will make the teeth brushing process easier. When firstly using doggy toothpaste, put some on the tip of your finger and let them lick it off so they can get a taste of it. Most doggy toothpaste has a pleasant taste that dogs would usually enjoy. If you don’t have doggy toothpaste, either water or chicken broth will be a good alternative.

 

  1. Using either a rubber finger or children’s toothbrush, put a small amount of doggy toothpaste on the brush and start along the gum line of your dog’s mouth. Gently massage the gum and teeth in a slow motion without pressing to hard or too soft. It may take a few tries before your dog gets used to the feeling.

 

  1. Rubber chew toys such as kongs can assist with your dog’s dental health. Apply your doggy toothpaste in the grooves or surface of the toy and let them chew. This gives a similar feeling to you brushing their teeth.

 

  1. Dental chews and products can help with preventing further build-up of plaque and tarter.

 

Here are some products to keep your dog smiling:

 

Greenies

Features

  • Prevents plaque buildup
  • Fresh breathgreenies
  • Healthy gums

Benefits

  • Tasty chew
  • Easily digested
  • No toothbrush needed
  • Easy way to brush teeth
  • Easily stored

Tooth brush

Features

  • Used with dog friendly toothpaste
  • Can be in toothbrush or finger form
  • Freshens breathtoothbrush
  • Good for gums
  • Soft bristles

Benefits

  • Gets hard to reach places
  • Long lasting
  • Portable
  • Easy to store

      Kongs

 Features

  • Rubber coating
  • Stores treatskong
  • Can be used for training
  • Boredom buster

Benefits

  • Strong teeth
  • Fun toy
  • Strong gums

Fruit & Vegetables

Features

  • Apples, carrots, watermelon, sweet potato and asparagus are all applehealthy treat alternatives that also help lessen the tartar buildup on your dog’s teeth.

Benefits

  • Tasty Treat alternative
  • Not high in fat and good for weight control
  • Variety to choose from
  • Nutritious

Oravet

Features

  • Easy to chew
  • Dual action approach
  • Clean teeth and freshen breathoravet
  • The first and only dental hygiene product for dogs that contain delmopinol.
  • Comes in different sized Dental Hygiene Chews.

Benefits

  • Tasty
  • Easy to digest
  • Affordable

Plaque Off

Features

  • Powder form can be added to wet or dry food
  • Prevents tartar, gingivitis and bad breath
  • Can be used on dogs and cats
  • Softens and removes existing tartar build up and prevents new tartar from formingplaque off
  • Reduces gum disease.

Benefits

  • Stronger teeth
  • Happier dog
  • No more discomfort
  • Affordable

If you are still experiencing dental problems or have any concerns after trying these products, please feel free to give us a call or send us an email about any questions you may have.

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