How to Clean and Brush Your Dog’s Teeth?

Having your own dog is a clamor right now. Everywhere you go you could see a young lady cuddling her pet clad in a tutu skirt, a young boy having his dog lick from his own ice cream and even an old man holding his dog’s leash while reading newspaper in the park. It is so in right now, that online sites are bombarded with ads of cute dogs for sale. But before you swipe your credit card, try asking yourself first if you are ready to have your own pet. After all, having your own dog is not only about having everyone’s attention or that you’re with the in-crowd but it also entails lots of responsibility.

You should know first the proper way of caring for your dog. It’s not only about feeding them with the right kind of food or having them checked by a veterinarian regularly. It’s also like having your own kid where you need to bathe and care for them. There are guidelines that you need to follow in taking care for them. In terms of their dental hygiene, it also needs a considerable amount of attention just like any person.

Here’s What You Need To DO to Brush Your Dog’s Teeth

clean dog's teethWhen taking care for your dog’s teeth, one should first prepare the materials needed like your pet’s toothbrush or a wash cloth and a toothpaste that was specially designed for dogs. Before you start, you need to make sure that your pet will be comfortable on having something applied on his teeth. You can do this by having your pet get used to his toothpaste by having him lick it and also putting it on his front teeth. This is also a way to know if your pet likes his toothpaste or if you would need to replace it. You should also keep in mind that when giving your pet an oral hygiene, he should be relaxed and not in a playful mood. If your pet has been already comfortable with having his teeth cleaned, you could then start in brushing his teeth using his own toothbrush or a wash cloth wrapped around your finger. You could then lift his upper lip and start brushing his top teeth starting on his front teeth in a circular motion. You could then brush the bottom teeth after you’re done with the top. Also always remember to praise your dog as you do this and you could also give him some treats after you are done. You should also keep in mind to feed your dog with hard food so as to avoid plaque. But if you have doubts on the health of your dog’s teeth, then it’s better to consult a veterinarian.

Having a dog around could be a good company and could provide you with a positive ambiance. But the best way to maintain this ambiance is having a healthy dog. So do take care of them, after all, they are your best friend.

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