Dog teeth brushing
to Brush Your Dog’s Teeth:
a quiet, convenient time when you and your dog are both relaxed.
The best time to begin is when your dog is very young. Don’t be
too serious – make it fun. Start with gently teaching your dog to
being accustomed to your placing your finger in his mouth on his
teeth. Do this every day or two until your pup is comfortable with
you touching his mouth and teeth.
the first few sessions don’t even use a toothbrush or finger brush.
Hold your dog the same as when you are cuddling him. Gently stroke
the outside of his cheeks with your finger, or you can massage the
pet’s muzzle with your fingers. When there is no resistance to having
their face rubbed, lift up their lips and rub their teeth.
After he becomes comfortable with that, place a dab of toothpaste
on your finger and let him taste it. Most pets love the taste of
the special canine toothpaste.
Or you can dip your finger in something good like soup and then
rub your finger along his teeth. Rub it against his gums. Only do
this for a minute or two. Then stop and praise your dog.
you can wrap a piece of gauze around your finger to make it feel
a little different and rub that against his teeth. After awhile,
you will feel comfortable enough to put a toothbrush into your dog’s
time, place a small amount of toothpaste on the brush. Let your
dog taste the toothpaste before attempting to brush his teeth. Allow
him to lick the toothpaste off your brush. Yum! Introducing a toothbrush
is a process of building confidence and trust so gentle encouragement
works best. When he has tasted the toothpaste, reapply paste to
the brush and start brushing in a slow circular motion brushing
gently on one or two teeth and along the adjoining gum line. The
purpose of this step is to get your dog accustomed to the feel of
way of getting your dog used to a toothbrush is to take some garlic
salt, mix it with water, and dip an old toothbrush into it. Hold
the brush, and let your dog lick or chew the brush. The dog will
realize that a toothbrush is good and that it tastes good.
can do this a few times so the dog won’t be scared of the brushing
process, and will let you brush daily. It is important to keep your
dog calm and relaxed by praising him and stroking his neck area.
Over the next several days, gradually increase the number of teeth
is important to eventually brush the rear teeth where plaque and
tartar have a greater tendency to accumulate, so when he is relaxed,
gently pull back his lips and cheeks to gain access to the premolars
Go slowly and gently. Stop brushing when you decide to stop, before
your dog begins to fuss. If he learns to dislike the procedure and
finds out that more fussing makes you stop quicker, then this brushing
business is going to get harder, not easier.
up to about 30 seconds per side. Dogs don’t get much tartar on the
inside surfaces of their teeth, so you only need to worry about
the outside surfaces Be sure to brush the big teeth way in back.
And always praise him for good behavior. Gently brush teeth and
gums using short, back and forth strokes. No rinsing necessary.
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