Dental care is very much important for a dog and this is the most important grooming task that we overlook often. Just like humans, our little pub needs proper dental care too. It is quite essential to brush the teeth of your dog regularly. Read on to find out how to effectively brush your dog’s teeth.
How to take care of the dog’s teeth
Tartar and plaque will accumulate on the teeth of the dog along the gum line in your dog mouth if you don’t brush it regularly. It can cause many other dental diseases too like periodical dental disease and gingivitis. This can be very painful for the pup and eventually, it can lose the teeth, bone loss, abscesses or teeth infection.
The best way to maintain clean, healthy teeth of the dog is to brush it daily just like humans. There is a special kind of toothbrushes and toothpaste available in the market or at different pet shops. You can also buy such things online.
Do Not Use Human Toothpaste
You cannot use the human toothpaste for the dog because your pup cannot gargle and clean their mouth or gargle like use. They lick and swallow it. Human toothpaste can be harsh for their stomach and they can fall sick.
There are many other special treats available on the market that you can buy to remove tartar or plaque from the dog’s teeth. You need to read the label on the packaging.
Keep in mind that brushing your dog’s teeth is a process that you need to follow gradually. The first time you attempt is just introduced the brush to your dog. Let the dog smell it first and try to put it inside its mouth if you let it to that. As it has become properly accustomed to the toothbrush and smell and taste of toothpaste, you can try to attempt to brush its teeth. You don’t need to brush the teeth for a long time. Just try it with a few seconds of brushing and work up for a maximum of thirty seconds. Be consistent and do it every day.
You can feed then knucklebones and that can scrape off the tartar and plague especially for black teeth but not for the front canine teeth. You can also give rawhide treat to get the same effect as they chew on it.
To remove the stubborn tartar and plague, you will get specific types of oral gel available in the market too. This gel may take thirty days to soften up the tartar and plague so they will be easily removed.
For more on how to effectively brush your dog’s teeth, visit AKC.org
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