Your dog’s teeth are just as important as your own, but they don’t brush twice a day like you do so what can you do to keep your dog’s teeth as healthy as possible?
1. An Apple A Day Keeps The Dentist Away!
Well, not a whole apple for your dog, but a slice or two of apple a day after their meal will help whiten their teeth and freshen their breath.
2. Gnaw On The Raw! (Veg That Is)
Raw vegetable keep gums and teeth strong and healthy. Things like carrots and celery are great for your dog’s teeth. You can use peanut butter to help them get used to the raw veg.
3. Floss With A Bone
A good bone from the butcher or even rawhide or nylon bones are a great way to help your dog clean their teeth.
4. Put The Tennis Balls Away
Every dog loves a tennis ball, but if yours is a chewer then keep them away from tennis balls. The rough, hairy surface acts as a grinding agent and wears the teeth down.
5. Rubber Balls and Kong Toys
These are great for our dog’s teeth! These sturdy toys, made for dogs will satisfy the urge to chew without doing the kind of damage a tennis ball can do. They’re also highly entertaining for your dog.
6. Dental Rinses For Dogs
There’s no need to try and get your dog to rinse and spit, a probably impossible task! There are various products on the market that act like mouthwash and help reduce plaque and tartar and they can simply be added to their drinking water.
7. Doggy Toothbrushes
Brushing teeth is obviously a great way to improve tooth health. Make sure you buy a toothbrush and toothpaste specifically designed for dogs and concentrate on brushing the outer surfaces of their teeth.