One important aspect of keeping your dog healthy is consistently brushing her teeth at home. The American Veterinary Dental College recommends that pet owners brush their dog’s teeth daily. To a novice, this activity may seem daunting, but with a little bit of practice and lots of positive reinforcement, your dog will learn to expect and enjoy this attention. Below is a video demonstrating how best to brush your dog’s teeth at home. You will notice that we have opted to use a small toothbrush and specially formulated toothpaste for this demonstration. As you acclimate your dog to this activity, you might consider using a cotton-tipped applicator, child-sized toothbrush, or finger brush. Your family veterinarian will have a good recommendation for the best “brush” to use based on the size of your dog’s mouth!
Keeping your Dog Healthy: Home Dental Care