|L to R: Max, Dolly, Franklin, Tyler|
WHY IT'S IMPORTANT: Well, bacteria builds up in their mouths, too, as does tartar and plaque. And how you would you like having to go to a hospital to get put under once in a while to get your teeth scraped? Not a good feeling. So, why make them go through it?
So, I brush their teeth daily - and each of them have their own toothbrush.
BEST TOOTHPASTE FOR DOGS ? I also found that Arm and Hammer dog toothpaste seems to be the most effective.
OUR KIDS' REACTIONS:
Dolly (the Weimaraner) is extremely patient and lets me get all of her teeth, including the back molars.
|Toothbrushes: Dolly, Franklin, Tyler and Max's|
Franklin, our elder (11 yr old, red) Dachshund hates it. He fights me, pulls away, even snarls when I try to brush his teeth, and his teeth are the worst.
Max, our foster dog (11 yrs old, black/tan long-haired) welcomes his teeth brushing.
BEST DENTAL TREATS - We have found that the Dingo Dental treats are the best for their teeth, too.
Since Dolly was a puppy, I've been giving them to her. She's had one dental cleaning in 10 years (because I wasn't brushing her teeth early on) and her teeth look good. Arm and Hammer also makes a dental foam that will work on plaque and improve breath.
So, take care of your dog's teeth as you take care of your own!