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Thursday, January 26, 2017

How to brush your dogs teeth.

Dogs need to have their teeth brushed to maintain oral hygiene. Teeth are an important part of a dog’s health to maintain,but sadly 4 out of 5 dogs over the age of 3 have gum disease, which suggests that thorough dental care in dogs are overlooked. In most areas,people hardly care for the oral health of their dogs not realizing the overall effect oral health has on the wellness and health of their dogs. Gum disease is caused by a buildup of plaque and tartar around the gum line. If teeth are not routinely cleaned the buildup will result in gingivitis, bad breath and potential tooth loss. Dental work can often be very painful, both for the dog and for the owner’s bank balance, but brushing your dog’s teeth is a great way to reduce the risk of gum disease and can also be a fun activity. Brushing the dog teeth you need the following 1) a pet toothbrush 2) dog toothpaste 3 ) a lot of patience to clean the teeth properly. Starting off,you need to allow your dog to get accustomed to brushing the teeth,this you can achieve by putting a small amount of the pet paste on your finger which the dog will lick up. This is the advantage of using a pet paste as the pet paste can be swallowed but not the human paste. The pet paste come in various flavors and it will make a lot of sense to try out different flavors and settle for your pets favorite. Brushing can be done b2-3 times a week. How to brush:1) Position the brush at a 45 degree angle against your dog’s teeth and ensure you massage the gum line. 2) Brush in small circles to reach where the gum meets the teeth . 3)The majority of plaque accumulates on the outer surfaces of all the teeth, so brush there first then move to the inside surfaces.