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How Do I Brush My Pet's Teeth... and How Often?

Taking care of your pet’s teeth is important in keeping your pet healthy: this is how to do it.

Like you, your pet needs daily dental care. Just as children are taught to brush their teeth from a very young age it is important to establish a teeth-cleaning routine with your pet. Brushing your pet’s teeth is not impossible and is even easier if started early as puppy or kitten!

How To Brush Your Pet's Teeth

Remember, any new habit is better accepted if integrated little by little.  Start dental care as young as possible. Here are three easy steps for brushing your pet’s teeth.

  1. Start by placing a small amount of toothpaste for dogs and cats on the end of your finger, then rub your pet’s teeth and gums.
  2. After they are used to the taste of toothpaste you can start using a toothbrush or finger toothbrush… You will know right away whether or not your he or she is enjoying it!
  3. Start brushing the teeth at the back of the mouth, then gently approach the front teeth, using small circular movements.