Our faithful dogs are a source of great joy and companionship. It is only right we do all we can to ensure they stay in tip top shape health wise. Exercise, a good diet, plenty of love, and regular vet check-ups are all part of maintaining the health of a dog, but many people do not consider cleaning dog teeth as a part of this process. All dog owners should, because several health issues can arise for the dog if their teeth are not kept in excellent condition.
It is normal for a vet to recommend brushing your dog’s teeth twice a week. You can also have this professionally done at the dog groomers when the pooch is in for a trim. But, for those lengthy periods in-between grooming visits, it is up to the owner to perform this task. Before you go all spastic about the thought of brushing your dog’s teeth I need to say this is not as difficult as it may sound.
Speak to the groomer or vet about what special supplies you are going to need. Then visit a local pet supply store for these products. Included will be canine toothpaste (never use human toothpaste on a dogs teeth), and two toothbrushes designed for cleaning dog teeth. One toothbrush will be soft bristle and the other hard.
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