Sunday, August 2, 2009

I need to know "how to brush my dogs teeth" ?

As told, i really need to know "how to brush my dogs teeth" ?

I have some doubts about this, I just checked out this Squidoo Lens

where I get some good information, but it seems quite a bit difficult to actually "brush my dogs teeth". There was a video which explained it well but made me more worried to get this done.

I have a 5 year old terrier mix which wont stay still no way.

Seams I've relaxed with this too long as his breath is a little bit strong. Well, I give him bones and cookies, so he has not very dirty teeth, but it's his breath which disturb's me.

Are there any other ways to clean his teeth, any dog mouth sprays or mental pills or some available. No joke, my siter in law actually gives to here dog suggar free mental candy, like Mentos.

Let me have your opinion please.


I need to know "how to brush my dogs teeth" ?
A vet can clean your dogs teeth under anaesthesia, which is a very thorough clean, and should be kept in mind if you don't manage to clean his teeth or get his breath under control.

Brushing your dog's teeth is the same as brushing your teeth, getting the dog to sit still is the hardest part. Some dog's wont tollerate it, and if that's the case getting themt o spend time chewing will help. Raw bones (some people will disagree with raw bones, but they're fine under supervision if they're too big to be swallowed), Kongs, greenies etc that get your dog chewing will help to keep his teeth clean. Cookies don't do that much really, it's the ammount of time chewing that's important.
Reply:Groomers usually brush the dogs teeth. It might cost a little extra, but it's important. They have their ways of getting the dog to sit still long enough... it's their job.
Reply:Try Greenies - they freshen breath and clean teeth.

My dogs do not like to have their teeth cleaned. My vet gave me a rubber tooth cleaner that fits over my finger and I kind of massage their gums with it. They seem to be better with that.

Bones are the best way to clean their teeth. It sounds like you're doing a lot to keep his teeth clean, so if his breath is still really bad, it could be caused by what he is eating.
Reply:my vet said to brush my puppies teeth so that they can stay healthy. we just bought a kit with a dog tooth brush and toothpaste (peanut floavored so she thinks its a treat!) but i think since i started since she was a puppy that made it easier. now she sees the brush and goes to her brushing spot on the stairs. it is a little difficult, but not too bad once you get the dog used to it. but if you just want something for the breath you can buy things like dentabones and even breath buster treats (thats the brand) and they can work kind of too. my dog even has a nylabone toy and ball with special teeth cleaning surface things. she loves those toys as well. and they keep her teeth sharper (which can hurt sometimes) but i think it is a sign of healthier teeth (i hope)

good luck with your dog :)

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