Pet Care 101: Brushing Your Dog’s Teeth

Brushing your dog’s teeth regularly not only improves his breath, it prevents periodontal disease that can cause pain, tooth loss, and bacterial infection in the rest of the body. You should brush your dog’s teeth daily to achieve the greatest health benefits. Check with your pet store or ask your veterinarian for recommendations regarding the type of brush and toothpaste you should use. There are a variety of products available, including finger brushes, dental sponges, and flavored toothpastes. You may need to experiment to find a product that suits both you and your dog. When brushing your dog’s teeth, take your time and don’t be afraid to use your fingers if you are having a hard time reaching certain teeth with a brush. Over time, you and your dog will develop a healthy daily routine you both can enjoy.

If you have questions about your pet’s dental health, the veterinarians at Chastain Veterinary Medical Group are here to help. You can contact us by calling Meadow Brook Animal Hospital in McKinney at (972) 529-5033 or Preston Road Animal Hospital in Dallas at (972) 239-1309. Click through our blog for more helpful at-home pet care tips!

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