February has been designated National Pet Dental Month by the American Veterinary Medical Society, and the American Veterinary Dental Society. We are sharing at-home dog dental care products featuring bluestemTM oral care that can help keep your dog’s smile healthy and bright.
This post is sponsored by bluestemTM. I am being compensated to increase awareness of and share my experiences with the bluestemTM oral care products, but Golden Woofs only share information we feel is relevant to our readers.
It is important to begin a dental care routine as early as possible in your dog’s life so they get used to the process.
At 6 months old, the time we adopted KORU BEAR, we were in awe of the plaque and tartar buildup on his teeth. We noticed it while chew-toy training and play. It was difficult for him to open his mouth. Lots of petting from the vet to check his teeth.
Did you Know? At six months old, a puppy should have nearly all of their adult teeth in place.
With the guidance of our veterinarian and incorporating a regiment at-home dog dental care, we were able to improve KORU BEAR’s dental health and prevent periodontal disease.
“80% of dogs and cats will have some form of dental disease by three years of age, and bacteria under the gums can travel to the heart, kidneys, and liver. So, dental care is very important to a pet’s health.” – Marc Edwards, Kane Biotech’s Chief Executive Officer
On a previous post Dog Dental Health, we shared five ways to care for your dog’s teeth featuring bluestemTM oral care products. Three bluestemTM products we continue to use are 1. Water Additive, 2. Oral Spray and 3. Toothpaste showed significant improvement on KORU BEAR’s teeth and breath.
Dogs can also drink their way to fresh-smelling breath with bluestemTM Water Additive
Your dog needs adequate water intake each day to stay healthy. Why not add and make your dog drinking water beneficial to his or her dental health. Adding Water Additive such as bluestemTM can help to decrease the chances of infection in your dog’s mouth, and can help improve his or her breath.
When we adopted KORU BEAR, he was sensitive and not very cooperative in opening his mouth. To eliminate his stress, we started with his home oral care by adding bluestemTM Water Additive. It’s very convenient to use; simply add 2 capfuls to KB’s 2.5 cups drinking water. There’s no odor and no color change in the water. If there’s a taste change, KORU BEAR did not mind at all. We definitely noticed better pleasant smelling breath.
Spray away bad doggy breath, plaque, and tartar with bluestemTM Oral Spray
In conjunction with the bluestemTM Water Additive, we also use the bluestemTM Oral Spray. It’s a handy way to eliminate plaque and tartar buildup especially if toothbrushing is not an option. To spray each side of KORU BEAR’s mouth, we gently lifted his lips. (This process was very helpful because KORU BEAR started to allow us to check his teeth and mouth.) What I love about this spray is the no-startle nozzle. KORU BEAR don’t back away and enjoys the vanilla- mint flavor.
Clean your dog’s teeth by brushing every day with a dog-safe bluestemTM Toothpaste
The best way to clean your dog’s teeth is by brushing every day. It took months before we were able to brush KORU BEAR’s teeth daily. To make it less stressful, we first used a finger toothbrush. This allowed KORU BEAR to get better acquainted with the toothbrush texture and taste of the toothpaste.
Now that KORU BEAR can open his mouth with less hesitation, we can brush his teeth but it is not always easy to do. We definitely see a notable change to his gums, plaque and tartar buildup.
Happy to report that from our recent vet visit, we are on the right track. Establishing an at home dog dental care routine is so important.
For your dog dental care, learn more about bluestemTM oral care pet products
at bluestempets.com. Be informed about bluestemTM oral care on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can find bluestemTM pet oral care products on Amazon and check your local pet retailers.
Make every month National Pet Dental Health Month.
Take time to routinely care for your dog’s oral health to ensure good dental health all year round.