Learning how to clean your dog’s teeth at home is the first step you need, to take to care for his dental health. It’s quite easy if you have just brought home a new puppy. But if you already have an adult dog, then the teeth cleaning process will be much easier provided he is tolerant of the process. Brushing your dog’s teeth regularly not only gets rid of bad dog breath, but also prevents dog plaque and tartar buildup. Poor dental hygiene in dogs can result in:
- Irritation and bleeding of gums.
- Loss of teeth.
- Damage to the kidney, heart and liver.
- Aggression and other behavioral issues.
Dog teeth cleaning doesn’t need to be an unpleasant experience. It will take some time for you and your dog to get used to the teeth brushing routine. And if done the right way, it can be an fun activity for both of you. Making teeth cleaning a positive experience for your dog is the most important factor.
If the dog enjoys the toothpaste and is comfortable with the sensation of dog toothbrush in his mouth, he’ll be happy to let you brush away. A list of various dental products to clean your dog’s teeth is available here. Continue reading…