Your dog's hygiene is important, which is why grooming and bathing your dog are a must for every dog owner.
But we often forget that our dogs have teeth that should be brushed every day.
Yes, every. single. day.
And it would be even better if you did it using a homemade dog toothpaste!
Dogs are renowned for having especially bad breath, and with a single yawn or bark, your dog can kill you with his radioactive breath (and no one wants to experience radioactive dog breath, believe me).
But, bad breath isn't the only reason you should be brushing your dog's teeth daily.
Indeed, dogs are prone to gum and teeth diseases, which can be costly to get rid of.
So, instead of paying a fortune at the vet to treat those problems, it seems logical that it would be better to just brush your dog's teeth daily and get on with your life (and your wallet).
With healthier teeth comes a healthier and happier dog, which is why you should be brushing your dog's teeth once a day.
But, your dog might not like the industrial toothpaste that you're using on his teeth, which is why homemade dog toothpaste exists!
The advantages of those homemade dog toothpastes are that they're easy, quick to make, and cheap!
But first, let's see how you can brush your dog's teeth!
First of all, you need to use a special dog toothbrush. Put a small amount of your homemade dog toothpaste on it and let your dog lick it first to have a taste.
Then, gently put the toothbrush in your dog's mouth and brush away.
If your dog is still a puppy (or new to dental hygiene), using a cotton or your finger as a toothbrush might be better.
Remember to talk calmly to your dog while brushing his teeth, as not to make him anxious or stressed about the whole operation (you don't want to lose a finger, do you?).
You can also learn to brush your dog's teeth by watching this video!
Now that you know how to brush your dog's teeth, let's get to the real deal, the homemade toothpaste recipes!
Your dog's dental hygiene is as important as anything, so make sure to brush your dog's teeth daily.
Not only does it keep your dog's breath fresh, it also prevents gum disease (also called periodontal disease) which has grave consequences if left untreated, such as:
So, if you believe, or just suspect that your dog is suffering from periodontal disease, take him to your veterinarian.
Don't know the symptoms?
Here they are:
Make sure to get your dog treated, as canine gum diseases can be a threat to his life.
Want to know more about periodontal disease? Check out this website.
Do you have any tips about dog toothpaste or how to brush a dog's teeth? Let us know in the comments!
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