Dog Tooth Brushing
Just as you would take care of your own teeth, it is very important for you to remember that the long term health of your dog’s teeth is also vital and can have an impact on their overall health. You need to brush your dog’s teeth for many of the same issues that you brush your own teeth to avoid; for example, the buildup of plaque, to prevent the risk of gingivitis or other gum diseases, to make sure you can notice broken teeth early on, and more.
Not brushing your dogs teeth can also open them up to the very obvious risk of tooth decay, which is desirable for no one. In worst-case scenarios, if the gum or tooth diseases worsen over time, they can potentially pose a risk to the very life of your dog! So to make sure your pet stays happy and healthy and by your side for a long, long time, bring your dog over to us and let us take care of the task of keeping their teeth clean for you!
What do we use to brush your dog’s teeth?
To minimize discomfort and to make sure your dog does not freak out, we employ specifically designed dog tooth brushes that have very soft bristles. If the dog still seems to be irritated by the brush, we can use a piece of gauze wrapped around a finger or a cotton swab.
What products do we use on your dog’s teeth?
We used specialized pet toothpaste which comes in many interesting flavors such as poultry, malt, and other dog-friendly varieties, to make sure that the teeth brushing experience are a pleasant one for your dog, and that they remain calm during the whole process. If you have been advised to or are considering using human toothpaste, baking soda or salt to clean your dog’s teeth at home, we cannot emphasize strongly enough how bad of an idea that is. While these products are safe for you to use, these cleaning can put your dog’s health in danger if they are accidentally swallowed. Make the right choice and let the professionals give your furry friend a great experience.
How we brush your dog’s teeth
Step 1: We use only special dog toothbrushes and toothpaste. As mentioned above using human toothpaste or toothbrushes can be dangerous for your dog’s health as the toothpaste we use contains fluoride which is poisonous for your pup.
Step 2: Ensuring that your dog is calm. This is to make sure your dog does not become nervous as the process begins, or midway through, which can become very inconvenient for everyone involved. We want your dog to feel as comfortable as possible.
Step 3: Get your dog familiarized with toothpaste. Doing so allows us to make sure the dog won't react adversely to us suddenly touching its mouth.
Step 4: We finally begin gently brushing the teeth. Once the dog has become accustomed to its teeth being touched and clean, we can start moving in different directions and motions to clean out the entire mouth thoroughly.
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Dog Grooming Springfield IL
Springfield, Illinois, 62701