Pet Dental Care is a huge part of being a responsible pet owner. Brushing your dog and cat’s teeth is the best way to look after your pet’s dental hygiene.
Pet Dental Care Routine
Getting your dog or cat used to a pet dental care routine is not easy, it should be started when they are young and done slowly so that your dog or cat gets used to the procedure of having their teeth cleaned.
First, we would suggest you allow your pet to get used to you looking at their mouth and gums, you can reward them with some fuss and attention when they let you do so. Make it fun and a playful game and then it will not be scary for them.
What toothpaste should I use to clean my pet’s teeth?
You should never use human toothpaste on your animals, there are special kinds of toothpaste out there that are formulated especially for dogs and cats.
You can put a tiny bit of (specially formulated for pets) toothpaste onto your finger and get your pet to sniff it and lick it to get them used to the taste. Once they are used to this, you can buy finger brushes so you can put some on your finger and gently brush your pets’ teeth and gums.
Future Dental Problems for your pet
If you can get your pet used to the tooth brushing process, it can save them any pain of toothache or gum disease in the future. It can also save you costly procedures at the vets in the future.