In dogs, oral problems are frequent and painful. Also, if they can have benign manifestations, they can also be at the origin of serious health concerns. No mystery, as for us, prevention is the best way to avoid them!
Why brush my dog’s teeth?
Brushing your dog’s teeth allows you to remove deposits that are more or less installed on these teeth. It can be simply impurities from food, pie or plaque. Brushing also helps to freshen the breath.
It is also important to know that certain dogs or certain factors favor oral disorders. For example, small breed dogs are more affected by these problems, as well as animals fed mainly with food.
Finally, regular maintenance of your pet’s teeth is the best way to prevent major problems related to the development of tartar, which is then eliminated during brushing.
How to brush his teeth?
The most effective way, but not necessarily the easiest: a toothbrush or a finger bowl and a dog toothpaste! To increase palatability and make brushing more pleasant, dog toothpastes can be flavored with beef or chicken, for example.
As with everything, it’s best to teach your dog to have his mouth handled at an early age to ensure his cooperation as an adult. The ideal is to brush 3 to 5 times a week.
Be careful to only use oral hygiene products reserved for your pet: the toothbrush is smaller and softer than our references and their toothpaste often does not require rinsing and can be swallowed without any problem.
Alternative solutions to brushing
If brushing your faithful companion’s teeth is a real headache, you should know that there are alternative solutions for taking care of his teeth:
- Chewable care or oral treats: to be distributed daily to your dog, they have an adapted composition as well as a specific shape inviting your pet to chew while brushing his teeth. A greedy way to take care of him! Also, it’s better to choose a chewable treat rather than a candy whose composition is rich in sugar and less in beneficial agents for his dental hygiene.
- Oral toys: like treats, they have a specific texture that helps clean your pet’s teeth when chewed
- Lotion, gel, spray or oral powder: to be placed in your pet’s mouth or mixed with its food or drinking water, these products are enriched with specific agents to clean the teeth and limit the appearance of oral problems.