When it the last time your dog had its teeth brushed? Many people forget that a dog’s teeth need to be cared for, just like a person’s does, to prevent decay and disease. Properly brushing your dog’s teeth will help them maintain a healthy mouth for years to come.
If you are just starting out brushing your dog’s teeth, the first step will be to find an appropriate toothbrush and toothpaste. You don’t want to just grab what you use on your teeth, as our brushes aren’t designed to effectively clean your canine’s canines. Additionally, toothpaste made for people may have ingredients that would upset your dogs system. The brushes made for dogs will have softer bristles than may be available for use on people, and the toothpaste will be safe to use, and come in a flavor that will be more pleasing to your pet. Often, your local pet store will have a selection of brushes and toothpastes, though you may also want to check with your veterinarian for recommendations. [Read more…]