When it comes to the topic of how to brush your dog teeth , one of the first questions dog owners ask is how often should they brush the teeth for their dogs.
Well, as a guideline, we will recommend brushing them 2 – 3 times per week.
And the reasons why you need to brush your dog’s teeth are as follows:
– To remove plaque and tartar
– To eliminate bad breath
– To prevent gum disease and internal organs damage
We recommend you to use the Petosan Dental Care Kit with Dog Toothbrush and Toothpaste to brush your dog’s teeth.
Before you start brushing the teeth for your dog, please make sure that you are using the correct dental care products, for examples, the dog toothpaste and toothbrush.
It’s very important to use toothpaste and toothbrushes that are made specifically for dogs only.
These are some of the steps that you can follow to make the teeth brushing experience a smooth one:
– Put yourself in a position where you are comfortable to brush your dog’s teeth with ease.
– Before you eagerly start brushing your dog’s teeth, do prepare him for the teeth brushing process.
You can test if your dog is ready to have his teeth brushed or not by rubbing your finger against his teeth and gums.
You can also try to let him taste the toothpaste.
This step is to allow him to get used to how the teeth brushing activity is done.
– You should start brushing by testing out the toothbrush and begin slow.
Try to lift his upper lip and start to brush gently with the toothpaste.
You need to position the toothbrush at 45 degrees from your dog’s teeth.
Start the teeth brushing motion in a circular manner.
Do check for possible bleeding when you brush.
If bleeding is excessive, you need to consult your vet.
– Creating a calming environment.
Know that your dog can sense how you feel, so if you stay calm during the brushing process, he’s likely to cooperate with you.
If you are brushing your puppy for the first time, do it slowly.
There you go, you have just learned how to brush your dog’s teeth.
So try it, have fun bonding with your dog!
Alternatively, book a mobile dog groomer at Grooming Studio SG to visit your house to groom your dog for you!