Caring for your pets teeth.

Dental care is a significant part of caring for your pet no matter if it’s dog or cat. The same as people dogs and cats have teeth that can create issues if they're not cared for with a suitable dental routine. You might have already seen, just like people dogs and cats can have problems with bad breath.

If your dog or cat has problems with their teeth down the road is can cost you an arm and a leg to get the teeth repaired, so it’s best to be preventive and maintain your pet’s teeth routinely.

Another issue is your pet can suffer for a long time before you notice that they have tooth problem. Next time you’re at your vet why not ask her to show you how to clean your pet’s teeth with a brush correctly. Your vet knows the best way to do it properly so your pet doesn’t get any other problems due to gum disease.

Some people recommend that you use a Childs toothbrush when cleaning your pet’s teeth however it might be best just to purchase a toothbrush specially designed for pets.

You can get pet toothbrushes on popular Internet shopping sites, pet shops or just pick one up next time you’re at your local vet. There are a number of rules for finding the right toothbrush for your dog or cat. The first rule you should remember is to pick the right size because you don’t want it too big or too little for your pet’s mouth. Another point to consider is the handle as it’s got to be long and wide enough for you to get a good hold on it.

It’s generally not recommended to use human toothpaste in a pet’s mouth because the ingredients and not very good for them. You’ll find that you’ll get better results if you just use a toothpaste that is designed for pets. You can get some pet toothpaste that come in lovely beefy of fishy flavours so you’re pet enjoys the taste while they’re getting their teeth brushed. Best to place the toothpaste in between the bristles rather on top of it so you’re pet gets some good coverage.

When you’ve purchased all the things you need which really only consist of a toothbrush and toothpaste it’s time to get down to the brushing. It best to try brushing the teeth gently at first gently easing them into it. You will find it’s much easier when this is done from a young age (kittens and puppies) because they will become accustomed quickly.

The outside of the teeth on the cheek side is probably the most vital area you need to concentrate on as the pet’s tongue has a tendency to keep the inside of the teeth clean to an extent. However you should give them a once over routinely.

Brushing should be done in a circular motion gently at a 45° angle. It’s best to try and push the bristles gently in between the teeth and were the tooth meets the gum. If you can get about a dozen motions in you’re doing well and you can move on to the next area.

If you are having trouble getting going it might be best to start first without the toothpaste for a couple of weeks brushing twice daily. This way Dog or cat will become familiar with the feel of the brush and after which you can start using toothpaste brushing once weekly is usually what is recommended.

If you think your pets having issues with its teeth you’re going to need to get them into the vet as soon as possible. Pets who’ve had a long-running dental issues will get new lease of life once the problems have been remedied.

Author: Sarah Robinson

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