Dog Dental Care Tips – Clean Your Dogs Teeth At Home
Your dogs oral hygiene is very important for them to live a all around healthy life. It may go unnoticed to most dog owners when your pooch may have unhealthy teeth. It all starts with your dogs breath, if it is so bad that it makes you gag, this is a sign that you should look into turning your dogs oral hygiene around. Visiting a vet is always recommended. Most owners just think that dogs have bad breath and that is normal, but this is a sign that your dogs oral hygiene is worsening. Here are some dental care tips for puppies and dogs.
1. Visit Your Vet For Teeth Cleaning
First you want to see your Vet for professional guidance and advise for what will be best for your dogs individual needs. Visiting the vet yearly or semiannual for teeth cleaning is a smart idea. A teeth cleaning performed by your vet is the best and really only way to remove tartar build up. Just like you would go to your dentist to give your teeth a clean, you should make the time to take your dog to visit the vets as well.
2. Brushing Your Dogs Teeth
Smaller dogs and toy breeds require more cleaning then other dog breeds. for good oral health it is recommended to brush their teeth daily if you can. Brushing your dogs teeth helps to remove plaque and slow the development of tartar. But if you have never brushed your dogs teeth before it is important to slowly introduce the process. You can use dog toothpastes and use a finger brush, slowly begin by touching your dogs teeth. As they get more accustomed to you touching their mouth the process should get easier and more pleasant for them. If you want to try brushing your dogs teeth, try these simple steps.
- Use a specifically designed dog tooth brush or visit your vet for recommendations.
- Avoid using human tooth paste and get a pet-safe tooth paste
- Give your dog a small sample of the toothpaste to introduce it to them
- Get in around your dogs gums by lifting their lips.
- Brush with gentle motions to clean their teeth
- You will only be able to really clean the front of their teeth as most dogs will not let you clean the inside of their teeth
- Make sure to brush their back upper molars and canines, as these are the teeth that are more likely to build up tartar.
- Reward you pooch for being a good dog which some positively reinforce
3. Proper Diet and Dog Dental Treats
What food your dog eats effects their smile and oral health. Talk to your veterinarian about a diet that will keep your dog’s teeth in good shape. Here at Delicate Care™ our range is scientifically formulated to bring out their best, no matter what your dog’s life stage, allergies or condition.
We have a Delicate Care™ Dental Diet for Dogs which is specially formulated to provide complete and balanced nutrition for adult dogs while at the same time promoting dental health. Delicate Care™ Dental Diet for Dogs is a limited ingredient diet, making it ideal for dogs that suffer from skin sensitivities. It is a perfect complement to the dental management plan prescribed by your Veterinarian and is suitable for lifelong use.
Along with a diet that is endorsed by vets like Delicate Care you want to give your dog Dental Treats too. Such treats are tasty so your dog will enjoy them, while supporting dental hygiene and the benefits of a fresher breath. Our Delicate CareTM Hypoallergenic Dental Treats are scientifically formulated for maximum dental benefit.
The shape and size of these treats help to provide optimum mechanical action to assist in the cleaning of teeth, the treat itself, contains Sodium HMP to help reduce tartar build-up, Yucca and Parsley to assist in breath and odour control and our unique BioDentalTM Blend, contains organic acids that are anti-bacterial and anti-biofilm.
Whatever you decide to do to keep your dogs dental hygiene in good health. Always visit your vet for their professional opinion.