Brushing your pet’s teeth regularly is the one and only effective protection to dental disease. Infographic below provided by PetCareRx.
Dental disease is caused by a build-up of plaque and tartar on pet’s teeth. When pets eat, bacteria multiply in their mouth. Plaque, a yellowish film, is formed on the teeth. Over time, the plaque hardens and forms tartar.
Last year, our post Brush Your Dog’s Teeth: Clean Teeth = Happy Dog + Longer Life was one of our 2013 popular posts. We’ve received many emails and compliments. Many were amazed with Sugar’s teeth as a senior dog. As a dog ages, the plaque and tartar builds up faster so brushing on a regular basis is very important. It is essential to have the proper tool, a dog toothbrush.
PetCareRx provided Sugar to try on EZDogToothbrush.
EZDog Toothbrush has 3 flexible heads, with gentle nylon bristles. It has a comfortable ergonomics which makes it easy to maneuver. The bottom of the handle is used to clean the dog’s tongue. With the triple head EZDog Toothbrush offers a unique 3D brushing of each tooth. It makes thoroughly brushing your dog’s teeth quicker.
Do you know that you can make your own toothpaste using simple ingredients?
How To Make Your Own Dog Toothpaste?
Ingredients: Liquid Broth (ex: chicken (you can make your own broth too)), baking soda, salt, coconut oil, cinnamon (optional)
1) Mix baking soda and salt with the liquid broth.
2) Add coconut oil to the mixture.
3) Optional: Add cinnamon to the mixture.
4) Mix well and Create a paste.
Baking soda is an abrasive that removes plaque. It kills the nasty germs and also whitens the dog’s teeth. Salt is also an abrasive that kills bacteria and gets rid of plaque on teeth. Cinnamon is a gentle abrasive that will make your dog’s breath smell better.
3 tablespoon of baking soda, 1/3 of salt, 1 tablespoon of liquid broth,
1 teaspoon of coconut oil
Why do I make my own toothpaste for Sugar?
When Sugar was a young pup, she had an allergic reaction on a name brand dog toothpaste. To be safe, I decide to make my own toothpaste.
It is important to use a proper method for brushing you dog’s teeth.
How To brush your dog’s teeth?
1) Allow your dog to get familiarize with the toothbrush.
2) Licking and tasting the toothpaste is natural.
3) Gently lift your dog’s lip.
4) Start at the back of your dog’s teeth.
5) Use a circular brush motion.
(on the EZDog Toothbrush, it’s recommended to use a linear strokes)
6) Give the upper and lower jaw the same amount of attention.
7) Praise your dog. Reward your dog with a refreshing treat.
Keep in mind that brushing your dog’s teeth takes patience.
Say NO to Dental Disease, Brush Your Dog’s Teeth Regularly.
Disclaimer: PetCareRx provided Sugar an EZDog Toothbrush. Golden Woofs was not compensated for this post. Golden Woofs does not endorse products that we don’t feel confident in using ourselves.