PET MUST HAVES: DOG TOOTHBRUSH
Many people don’t realize that dogs need to have their teeth cleaned on a regular basis. Just like people need to consistently keep their mouths clean to prevent the buildup of bacteria and disease, so also do dogs. To maintain the overall health of dogs, their teeth need to be cleaned on a regular basis – at least three times a week (daily if you can manage it) – to ensure that plaque, tartar, gum disease, and dental complications stay well away.
To do this efficiently, there’s a need for dog owners to incorporate some tools into their mass of pet supplies at home. One of them is a doggy toothbrush.
The product: DOG TOOTHBRUSH
A dog toothbrush is a specially designed tooth brush used specifically for dogs. These brushes typically have soft bristles and are angled to reach in between the teeth of dogs. Although we know that dogs can self-clean their teeth by using chew toys and gnawing sticks, veterinarians still recommend that to maintain your dog’s dental health (and by extension its overall health), their teeth MUST be cleaned with a dog toothbrush.
More importantly, accompanying this doggy toothbrush is a doggy toothpaste. Regular human toothpaste should NEVER be used to brush your dog’s teeth. This is because our toothpastes contain components that could cause severe complications for your little pooch. Thus, it is recommended that dog owners and caretakers get toothpaste specifically formulated for dogs. These toothpastes come in a variety of flavors such as poultry, peanut-butter, and even biscuit, all of which will be really friendly for your pooch.
SOME THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR IN A DOG TOOTHBRUSH
When picking out the best toothbrush for your pooch, there are some really important things to take into account. Some of them are:
1. Your dog’s size.
Depending on the size of your dog, their mouths could be really large or really small. Getting the right toothbrush for them, one that would effectively reach all the corners and crevices of their teeth, would depend greatly on their size and dental profiles.
2. Look out for soft bristles.
The insides of a dog’s mouth can be really sensitive. Thus, they may not like the idea of external components poking around inside their mouths; especially if these components are hard and harsh. To avoid irritation and pain, it’s important to look out for brush bristles that are soft and tender. These won’t cause pain or irritation to your dog and will ensure that your pooch has a smooth brushing experience.
Some pointers on how to brush your dog’s teeth.
Brushing your dog’s teeth can be a bit of a hassle, particularly if the whole brushing experience is novel to them. However, with a few quick pointers and some practice, both you and your pooch will have a great experience. Some things to take note of when brushing your dog’s teeth are:
- Find the right time. Try to brush your dog’s teeth when they are most comfortable.
- Get your doggy toothbrush, doggy toothpaste, and some water ready.
- Get into the brushing position. Don’t hold your dog down, stand above them, or take on an intimidating stance. Take on a kneeling or sitting stance so your dog won’t feel nervous or anxious.
- Test your dog’s willingness to have you touch their mouths by rubbing your fingers around their gums and teeth. If (s)he hesitates, growls, or show any signs of aggression, then you’ll need more time and practice with them until (s)he gets comfortable.
- Test the toothpaste to see if they like the texture and taste.
- Try the toothbrush. Brush gently and in a circular motion for the best reach.
- Focus on plaque and tartar spots in their mouths when brushing and try to brush just a cluster of teeth at a time.
- Reassure them.
- Give them a reward after you’re done. This will reinforce their positive behaviors and make them more willing next time.
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Material: Made of durable and soft silicone material, which is environmentally friendly and non-toxic
Single Size: L*W: 5.5*1.7cm(2.17*0.67in)
Package Includes: 3 x Pet toothbrush