Have Patience When Cleaning Dog Teeth

One of the most important aspects of successful dog teeth cleaning is understanding the importance of being patient. Regardless of the products used, either gels or sprays for cleaning dogs teeth, there will be a significant training process involved before a regular and thorough cleaning of the canine teeth can be achieved.

Dog owners must realize they can take several days of his several weeks of training their canine to accept the toothbrushing without stress or resistance. If it is initially approached wrongly or too aggressively than all future attempts at brushing a canine Steve will be futile.

When first beginning the process, it’s important to remember the dog must connect the process was something pleasurable. For example, in the beginning have a toothbrush and dog toothpaste in your hands while petting and playing with the dog. Just get them used to seeing and smelling the brush and spray and gel.

Depending on the dogs temperament, this process may take several days, or at least it should. When first attempting to place the brush inside the dog’s mouth, first place something pleasurable on the brush. This could be beef broth, peanut butter, or any other favorite treat the dog may like. At this time it’s also advisable to place a small amount of the dog toothpaste on the brush also.

Here again, make this a fun and playful experience for the canine. Keep the session short and repeat them often for several days up to several weeks depending on the personality of your dog. The timestamp with the brush inside the dog’s mouth can be extended over time as it is noticed the dog is excepting the process without stress or anxiety.

If done properly, it’s possible for the dog to not only allow his teeth to be brushed, but he will be excited and enjoy the experience. This in fact, it’s the only way that a successful cleaning of the dogs teeth can take place in the future.

Remember that dog teeth cleaning sprays are only used for those dogs who completely refuse access to their mouths with a toothbrush. The sprays are not nearly as effective for cleaning the tartar off of teeth as are the gel toothpastes. Additionally, even the spray can be a problem as some dogs do not appreciate the sound of the “hiss” the spray makes when it is applied. If at all possible, train your dog to accept toothpaste on the brush when cleaning his or her teeth.

Remember to put the easier it is to clean your dogs the better job you’ll do. The better each cleaning is, the less often has to be done. Most dog owners find that three or four good cleanings per week are all that is required to keep the tartar removed from their canines teeth. With this maintenance schedule it’s possible to prevent ever requiring a trip to the veterinarian’s office for the old-style and dangerous teeth scaling procedures.

This will be especially important as your dog ages since older canines are more vulnerable to side effects resulting from the anesthetics used by the vets.

Learn more about how to clean dog’s teeth at Cactus Canyon.

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