Tooth-Brushing Tips

December 16, 2019

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In every pup’s life comes the time when you should start brushing his teeth. Once you decide to dig in there’s no turning back, but there are some useful tips and guidelines on how to do the job properly and ensure a successful endeavor.

Basic Brushing

Place your hand on top of his muzzle, then try and pull his lip up on one side as you gently squeeze to keep his mouth open.

Once this is done, slowly lean his head back and brush the teeth on the opposite side of where you are holding, then repeat the routine on the other side of your pooch’s mouth as well.

Try to keep this session under a minute or two and finish with positive reinforcement. This way your ball of fur won’t mind this experience and he won’t be running away next time you bring out the brush.

Additional Tips

In order to keep your dog’s teeth clean and healthy, try feeding your dog dry food and hard biscuits. These can be used as a mild abrasive against the teeth to keep the teeth clean.

Also, it is always a good idea to take your pooch to the vet regularly so the veterinarian will examine his mouth and teeth for possible signs of periodontal disease.

If you by any chance notice red, swollen or bleeding gums, chronic bad breath and brown coloring on the teeth – contact your veterinarian right away.

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