How To Brush Your Dogs Teeth

Five easy steps to keeping your pup healthy
by brushing like a Pro

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Why is brushing so important?


Brushing your pets teeth is a highly enjoyable activity that you and your pet should look forward to! It's a bonding exercise that brings you closer together.

Enter the process with a positive mindset. Once your pet becomes familiar with the procedure, it's just as rewarding for them as a big belly rub or treat time.

Make sure that throughout the entire procedure, your praising your pet and giving them reassurance at every step.


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Step 1: Mindset

Make it a positive experience for you and your pup

Brushing your pets teeth is a highly enjoyable activity that you and your pet should look forward to! It's a bonding exercise that brings you closer together.

Enter the process with a positive mindset. Once your pet becomes familiar with the procedure, it's just as rewarding for them as a big belly rub or treat time.

Make sure that throughout the entire procedure, your praising your pet and giving them reassurance at every step.


Step 2: Check your Toothpastes texture

Not too hot, not too cold

Because we avoid using nasty chemicals and stabilisers in our toothpastes, on a hot summer day you may find your mixture appears a little oily on top. Nothing to worry about! this are all the amazingly nutritious oils we've jamed in to get the best result for your pets teath and overall health. Just give it a quick stir and pop it in the fridge for 2-3 minutes and you'll be right back to a normal toothpaste like texture. 

Likewise on a cold day, you may find your mixture has become hard and crumbly. This is due to our mixes high lauric acid content, which is the good stuff that does most of the tooth cleaning work. Just pop it in warm water or the microwave for a few seconds and your ready to roll.

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Step 3: Pick a quiet time and place



Pick a time when your pet is usually at their calmest. I personally like to wake Bottles up from a nap by saying "Toothpaste Time" and watch her slowly climb out of best.

If your dog is small enough, hold them securely in your lap with their head facing away from you.

If your dog is larger, you should sit on a chair and have your dog sit beside you so that you can comfortably handle his mouth and teeth.

Step 4: Using a Finger Brush

If your using a finger brush, start by putting a small amount of paste directly onto the finger brush bristles and letting your pet lick it off. They'll quickly become excited by the smells and taste and start to form positive associations with both the finger brush and the toothpaste. Once your comfortable, start with rubbing just a couple of teeth at a time for just 2-3 seconds before removing the finger brush from their mouth. This will give them a change to lick there lips and beome familiar with the feeling of rubbing on their teeth and gums. Continue this approach untill you feel they are comfortable, and begin to extend from 2-3 seconds to 3-5 seconds. Continue to increase from here and next thing you know you'll be able to complete a brush of the entire mouth without needing a break.
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Step 5: Using a Toothbrush

Apply a small amount of toothpaste to the toothbrush. Gently raise your dog's lips on one side of his mouth. You can either do this by pushing up on the lip with the index finger of your free hand (as shown in the image) or by placing your free hand over your dog's head with your thumb and index finger on opposite sides of your dog's upper jaw to lift his lips.

To brush the lower teeth, gently tily your dog's head backward while holding onto his or her upper jaw with the thumb and index finger of your free hand.

We recommend you concentrate on brushing the large cheek teeth and the canine teeth, as this is where plaque and tartar tend to accumulate most quickly. 

Don't worry about brushing the tips or insides of the teeth so much.


Most periodontal damage occur on the outer surfaces of the teeth 

surfaces of the teeth and this is where you should direct your efforts. In addition, the dog's tongue tends to remove a lot of the plaque from the inner surfaces of the teeth, reducing the need for brushing these surfaces.

Done!

Thankyou for reading.