Dental hygiene in our dogs is just as important as in ourselves. Gold standard dental hygiene would be to brush our dog’s teeth twice daily just like us, but we understand that’s easier said than done so even if you can brush them once a day or a few times a week it’s better than nothing at all!
Step 1: Ensure you use a toothpaste made especially for dogs, they are sensitive to fluoride found in the human variety.
Step 2: Select a suitable toothbrush, you can get dog-specific ones or a children’s soft toothbrush will work just as well.
Step 3: Allow your dog to smell and lick the paste and brush and gently start to use a back and forth motion on the incisors (the small ones right at the front!).
Step 4: Once your dog is allowing this to be done easily gradually start moving along first the top, then the bottom to the bigger teeth at the back of the mouth (just like you would your own mouth!).
Step 5: No need to rinse the mouth afterward! Remember the younger you start this with your dog the easier it will become! And don’t forget to back it up with some tasty dental chews!