Dental cleanings are one of the most important things you can do for your dog or cat, although many pet owners tend to forget that teeth inspections and gum inspections are so essential.
Here are just a few tips to help you keep your pet’s teeth and gums in tiptop shape:
- Pets’ teeth can be cleaned similar to how people teeth are cleaned: with a toothbrush and toothpaste. Make sure you’re using toothpaste that is safe for animals, and be careful to find a brush that isn’t too soft or too hard on their gums and teeth.
- Many pet owners find that the easiest process for at-home dental cleanings is to use a small finger brush; this is a plastic tip that goes over the top of your finger and allows you to scrub their teeth to get out any food pieces.
- Some pet owners prefer to avoid the brush altogether, and instead they choose to buy dental chews for their pets. These can be great options if your dog or cat really doesn’t like having their teeth cleaned; although it’s not the best way to make sure that every piece of food is removed, it’s definitely better than not cleaning their teeth at all.
- Professional dental cleanings are another option that you’ll be able to find at any veterinary care center; these cleanings get your pet’s teeth as clean as possible while they’re under sedation. They won’t feel nervous at all, and you’ll have peace of mind knowing that you’re taking preventative measures to keep your pets healthy.
Remember — your fluffy friends need to have their teeth cleaned, just like you!