Let me start out by saying, I like to think I'm an honest person. And of the times honesty is needed, it is now. . .
I do not brush my pets teeth every day. I try my best to do it once a week.
I usually make it a Sunday thing.
I know, I know, I should be more on top of these things .
BUT I can say that any time Mr. vet man takes a look at their teeth, he has been pleased.
Brushing our pets teeth is very important but there are other things we can do to help keep them clean also.
For instance a product I love and use, AND swear by , are Greenies.
I love Greenies! And they are always in my house, and the dogs LOVE them to!
Another great thing to help your pets teeth stay clean are things like raw meaty bones or one of my personal favs , deer antlers.
Deer antlers really help remove plaque and tartar, while giving your pet other great health benefits also! AND its a no mess chew that lasts!
And I think we all know how hard lasting chews are to find!
So given that it is pet dental health month, on our weekend teeth cleaning day, I took some photos of me brushing their teeth.
So....well....they are the best I could get. They don't like to sit still while I am attempting their teeth !
|Up first is Koda, and this is his toothbrush kit. I use 2 different types of brushes for my pack, a finger brush and a regular doggie brush.|
They each have their own set.
|Head contortion much? BOL!|
Yep, that's pretty much what's its like on teeth brushing day! Haha!
I have actually made a ton of progress with them though!
How I did this was by slowly but surely doing bit by bit each week until they were more used to the tooth brush.
First thing is to put a bit of doggie tooth paste on the brush, then let them smell it, lick some of the tooth paste etc...then just do what they can bare at that point in time, then the next time you brush, try doing a bit more, then a bit more etc. . .
It has to be a quick process to, because take it from me, they are not fond of this! Ha!
Which toothbrush you use is really up to you. I use the finger brush for their front teeth and the regular one to reach the back ones.
**I am not a dental health professional and my tips and preferences on tooth brushes and paste, are mine and my own experiences**
Its always best to do your own research on which brush will work best for you and your pet.
And remember dental health is as important to your pet as it is for us!
Oh and a big P.S -er , no they are not using the same tooth brush, I bought them at the same place and there happens to be only the color blue!!
Another good point, it is also very important to make sure your pet has their own supplies, because let's face it, who wants to share a toothbrush? Ew!