Simple tips on how to clean your dog’s teeth
Learning to clean your dogs teeth will save you $150 bucks that you would normally have spent at a dog’s dental clinic. Moreover cleaning of your dog’s teeth doesn’t require any professionalism and it is very easy once you learn the basic steps as outlined here.
How to Clean Dog’s Teeth
Believe me; no dog is going to sit in front of you to clean its teeth. Hence it is made possible only by proper training of your dog to respond when you have prepared a tooth cleaning session. The more you attempt and clean you dogs teeth the easier it will become in future sessions. Before you start a cleaning you will require some basic tools at home.
A dental scaling tool and some dog treats are necessary to start the process. Never use a human brush on your dog’s teeth. Your dog cannot do the spiting and gargling like we do after brushing our teeth, use a pet’s tooth brush which is available in pet shops (or take a look at the links below).
Required dog tooth cleaning supplies:
A dog’s gum is softer and the use of any kind of hard tools may damage its natural protection and even results in gum infection. It is really important that your dog’s gum and teeth be cared for properly to maintain its oral health. If your dog has built up large amount of plaque on its teeth then it is better to get them cleaned by a professional vet. Once you visit a vet he can guide you with the proper tooth cleaning routine for your dog. You can even buy pet’s tooth paste for your dog. Pet’s toothpaste is different with those of ours. It is more poultry than ordinary cleaning chemicals for your dog and usually tastes like a dog treat. Now with everything ready at your side and your dog can obey you, then you may start cleaning the tooth from gum line to bottom of the tooth by scraping with a scaling tool. Every time you do a scraping, give a treat too so that your dog may get familiar with the action. This can be repeated many times in a day with few sessions if you cannot clean the full teeth in one stretch.
The dog tooth cleaning process:
Cleaning your dog teeth requires a little time and effort from your side until your dog gets familiar with the brushing routine. Aiming for daily dental care of your dog is very important in the beginning of dental cleaning. First, it should be started with a few sessions. Once your dog has calmed down and is ready to respond to you properly, you can then call your dog and apply the toothbrush gently to its tooth. Then hold your dog’s mouth open and start brushing a few teeth for a couple seconds and release the mouth and praise him by giving your dog some type of treat. Never try to brush all the teeth in one session and always maintain intervals between sessions. This training will help your dog get familiar with brushing teeth. It will take at least 2 to 3weeks before your dog gets acquainted with proper brushing routine and finally your dog may enjoy brushing.
Doggy dental products to consider:
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