How to clean your dog´s teeth
written by: backman
Almost all pet owners agrees, that “Licking is loving.” But if your dog has a stinky breath, it´s reasonable to start thinking about cleaning his teeth. The easiest way to do it, is to buy special cleaning chew bones or chew toys. You can easily find it in pet stores and it´ll do the work for you.Another way is to actually brush your dog´s teeth manually.
There are plenty of toothbrushes and tooth pastes, so it´s up to you which one you will choose, but I highly recommend double-headed brush. Keep in mind that cleaning your dog´s teeth isn´t just some fancy act of exaggerated love to your pet. Nobody likes smelly breath and above that, neglect dental hygiene can lead to serious infections, which may affect some organs.
And yes, I am talking about dogs. So, how exactly will we brush its teeth? First of all keep in mind, that you should start with dental hygiene as soon as possible.Get your puppy used to it. Not all dogs are the same, but the sooner you start with training, the sooner you´ll see results. And that goes for brushing teeth too. First, your dog has to get used to a tooth paste.
Apply a little paste on your finger and let your dog lick it. Repeat this several times and then start sliding your finger along the outer surface of the teeth and gums. If everything goes well, your dog is ready to next step, although if not, you´ve probably lost your finger. But don´t panic! You still have nine more and your pet needs its teeth clean. Once the dog feels comfortable with your finger in its mouth, you are ready to step two. Apply a paste on a tooth brush and start to carefully brush its canines.
The proper move begins with the gums and ends with the tip of the tooth. Then, by using a circular motion, continue to molar teeth. Brush it with patience and care, because your dog won´t going to like it. Also don´t forget to brush both sides of dog´s mouth. Last in line are front teeth. Use your hand to lift your dog´s upper lip and brush it very gently. Incisors teeth are the most sensitive. It´s enough to brush your dog´s teeth once or twice a week. The last possibility to clean your pet´s teeth is to see a vet.
So even if you have bought chew bones and you also brush its teeth every week, keep in mind, that visiting your vet is the best choice if you aren´t sure what´s bothering your dog.