Keep your dog's teeth clean by brushing, or with chewing sticks and gels

  • Animals
  • Friday, 07 Jun 2019

To get your pet used to the strange procedure of having its teeth cleaned, you can give it a taste of toothpaste first so that it knows the taste. Photo: dpa

Having clean teeth is not only important for humans; cats and dogs also need regular dental care to avoid diseases. Pet owners should make sure to clean their cat or dog’s teeth at least once or twice a week, experts recommend.

To get your pet used to this procedure, let your pet have a taste of toothpaste first, so that it’s familiar with the taste. There are special toothpastes for dogs and cats, that are particularly tasty for them.

Absolutely do not clean their teeth with normal toothpaste, as that can be poisonous for them.

There are also special pet brushes that are softer than brushes for humans. Over time, your cat or dog should get used to the strange movements.

However, if they completely refuse to have their teeth cleaned, there are good alternatives: Special chewing sticks or gels can help keep your pets’ teeth strong and healthy. – dpa

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