Your dog’s teeth will need to be cleaned quite often in order to care for his oral health. His mouth isn’t always the cleanest, and his breath isn’t always the best. But sometimes brushing is not best for you or for your dog. Or maybe your dog is simply impossible when it comes to brushing his teeth and won’t allow brushing often enough--if at all.
So, just what options do you have to keep those pearly whites healthy, clean, and looking beautiful without brushing? There are a few options to consider from chewing to spraying. Either way, make sure you are cleaning those teeth often enough to avoid problems later.
If you brush your dog’s teeth with a toothbrush often, he might get used to the task, but it also may be something he tires of rather quickly. Giving him an option to keep his teeth clean without brushing is a great alternative to keep your pup happy while focusing on a clean healthy mouth.
If brushing isn’t your dog’s favorite activity, he is not alone. But you can get his teeth pearly white again with the help of chewing and natural cleaning products. You won’t have to brush your pup’s teeth as often. Keep him your best friend by keeping him healthy and happy.
My dog is very scared when it comes to getting cleaned I’ve tried everything from professionals to at home to slowly trying but he just goes insane what can I do?
Hi Audrey, Tofu is very handsome! Teaching a fearful dog to allow teeth brushing is not a fast process, nor an easy one. But don't give up! I suggest taking a small dog toothbrush and smearing a bit of peanut butter on it. Let Tofu lick the treat off. Do this several times over a period of a week. Then, try just lifting his lip as he licks the peanut butter. Next time, try touching the teeth. Once Tofu is allowing you to touch his teeth with the toothbrush, switch to a vet recommended toothpaste and begin by brushing a few teeth at a time only. Gradually, you will be able to get a good section of the mouth done. You can also try a dental food diet and dental chews. Of course, the vet will have to do an annual cleaning, too. Good luck!
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