Take a look at your canine’s teeth. Are they pearly white, have some yellow, or are plain brown? I learned after researching a bit for writing this blog post, that it isn’t just about the color of the teeth, but the condition of the dog’s gums.
If you haven’t brushed your dog’s teeth before, let me tell you: It ain’t easy. Dog’s are particularly sensitive around their gums, and it just turns into an unpleasant event. To avoid this, it is recommended by veterinarians to start brushing your dog’s teeth when they are a puppy, so they become used to the activity, even if your puppy’s teeth look fine. This will save you in the long run.
Anyway, we didn’t know all of these things. We only brushed her teeth once a year (pretty sad, right?). Her breath never smelled, and we thought that was the important thing. But I started to hear that dog’s teeth could fall out, and I was immediately scared, and started researching right away.
Genevieve’s teeth haven’t fallen out yet *knock on wood*. We usually gave her dental treats that cleaned her teeth. But we soon realized that tarter that has built up over the years can’t simply disappear with just treats.
We didn’t know how to start however. But thanks to Hartz Pet Products & Supplies, I think we got the hang of it.
They sent us this dental kit. It came with a finger brush, a duel-sided brush that had two different angles, and toothpaste. I really recommend getting a kit like this instead of going out to buy the toothpaste separately and using a human brush. Regular toothbrushes may work, but this brush the kit included guarantees easy access in your pet’s mouth.
I don’t personally like using the finger brush. Genevieve isn’t aggressive or anything, but I find it not to have as strong bristles as the toothbrush. The thing I love about the toothpaste is that dogs can digest it! So if you are afraid that your dog will start licking the toothpaste, there is no need to worry! Besides, when your dog licks the toothpaste, it will actually clean their tongue and freshen their breath! It’s a win, win!
We have been brushing Genevieve’s teeth every so often for a couple of weeks, so I haven’t been brushing her enough to see progress at the moment. But Genevieve has been gaining tolerance, and is less reluctant for the time to brush her teeth. Very proud of her and this product! We will be making a part. 2 of this article in the future, maybe in a few months, with progress photos!
Thanks Hartz! We are one step closer to that Hollywood smile!
Thank you! for reading! Till’ next time,
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