Dog Video – How to Brush Your Dog’s Teeth

February is dog dental awareness month in the United States; a few months ago I explained how to brush your dog’s teeth, and how to select dental products for your dog.

It’s often easier to see how to do things rather than read about them so today I’ve posted a video in which Stanley Coren shows you how to get your dog used to having his teeth brushed – the key is to take it in small steps and have some great tasting toothpaste to hand!

At the end of the video Stanley Coren says you only need to brush your dog’s teeth once or twice a week in order to keep his teeth healthy. Whilst this is better than not brushing at all, ideally you should aim for a daily brushing to remove the plaque and remove the risk of your dog suffering periodontal disease.

How to Clean Your Dog’s Teeth

brushing-dogs-teethIdeally you should be cleaning your dog’s teeth on a daily basis, and at least every other day, in order to remove the plaque and prevent a build up of tartar on his teeth.

You will need to introduce tooth brushing gradually; deciding one day that your dog will have his cleaned and putting a toothbrush smeared with toothpaste into his mouth and start brushing is likely to leave you very frustrated, and you dog will be put him off for life!

I made the mistake of trying to do it too quickly, and had to start over again with the steps I outline below.

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