You’ve probably heard the comparison that a dogs mouth is cleaner than that of a human’s.
While this might be true to some extent, it doesn’t mean your dog won’t benefit from having its teeth cleaned. In fact, both dogs and cats should have their teeth brushed regularly.
Let’s talk about the best ways to keep dogs’ teeth clean.
Why Do Pets Need Their Teeth Cleaned?
Did you know that 85% of dogs develop Periodontal disease by the time they’re 3 years old?
With at-home care and attentiveness from dog and cat owners, the bacteria and tartar that causes the disease can be controlled.
Dental health in pets is imperative because, without it, they can suffer a whole host of health problems:
- Pets can lose their teeth or their teeth can become brittle over time and break
- According to Healthy Pets, Periodontal disease, if left untreated, could lead to heart disease
- Unhealthy gums and teeth can cause tooth pain and leave your pet feeling under the weather
Best Ways To Keep Dogs’ Teeth Clean
I know you’re probably imagining the mess that’s potentially going to happen with your first few tries of brushing your pet’s teeth.
It’s probably best to make sure you’re not dressed for a night out or sitting in front of the easily stained couch on your first try.
It would be nice if our puppies and kitties could hold a toothbrush for themselves, but we did promise to take care of them and their teeth count.
So, here are some of the best ways to keep dogs’ teeth clean:
Ideally, you will have started this with your pet early on as a puppy. If not, don’t sweat it.
Start small. Don’t overdo it by trying to make sure you brush your dog’s entire mouth the first time. You don’t want him or her to be so scared they never allow you to do it again.
You can buy your dog dental chews and toys that they can chew on that will not only keep them entertained but will also help to scrape off the plaque and tartar that accumulates on hard to reach areas.
Just because minty fresh toothpaste is good for you, doesn’t mean it’s good for them. Fluoride is bad for dogs so get something made especially made for them at the store or online.
Remember, humans need to see the dentist even if they brush so pets need to see a vet once every year, even if you brush their teeth.
If you’re unable to brush your pets’ teeth, you can bring them to Lucky Dawg Pet Grooming Salon where we can do it for you.
Our Pet Grooming Services
At Lucky Dawg Pet Grooming Salon we offer great, cage-free experiences for your pets that include:
- Nail trimming
- Paw pad nail trims
- Shampoo baths
- Hand drying
We also provide mobile pet grooming services with a fleet of fully equipped vans!
Visit our Mobile Pet Grooming website to view our grooming showcase gallery and to book your appointment today!