How to help dogs brush their teeth?

- Mar 13, 2019-

1. Choose a professional dog toothpaste and a soft brush. The pet's toothpaste has a fragrance that can be absorbed without gargle. Don't use human toothpaste and sodium bicarbonate. These substances usually contain ingredients that are unbearable for dogs.

2. The owner slowly puts the toothbrush on the toothpaste close to the dog, then stops to let it actively touch, smell and even rub the toothpaste. This process can be done while playing, keeping it relaxed and happy, as the dog adapts slowly, which can take two to three days. Don't force the toothbrush into its mouth for the first time!

3. After the dog relieves the toothbrush and toothpaste, the owner can open his lips with one hand to reveal the flesh and teeth. This action requires the dog to get used to being touched by the mouth, otherwise it may bite, so the dog owner may wish to play with it for a while, then let it relax before proceeding.

4. The dog owner let the dog expose the flesh, and the other hand only takes the toothbrush and rubs the teeth around the dog's roots, mainly to clean the food residue between the outer tooth surface, the teeth and the flesh. The gap between the inner side of the tooth and the molar surface can be picked up by the tongue, and it is less likely to accumulate dirt, so the outer side of the tooth can be concentrated.

5. In the first few days, as usual, when you hold it, simply brush it. Gently touch your cheeks with your fingers for a minute or two, and you can give it protection and praise as appropriate.

This is the process of getting the dog to slowly adapt to brushing.

6. If the dog has tartar now, use a cotton strip soaked in cold water, and squeeze the toothpaste to remove the tartar. However, if you are not confident enough, it is best to go to a professional veterinarian to help! So that you will not hurt the dog's teeth again.

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