Brushing a dog’s teeth might just be one of the most important life-saving routines you can establish. No matter what a dog’s age, breed, or health issues, there is always time, room, and a routine that can be established for teeth brushing. We have some dog moms who are fessing up about dog dental care.
If you missed our step-by-step blog post on how to brush a difficult dog’s teeth, be sure to catch up here. Dog mom Nancy Brisebois read the article and shared this note with us:
Nancy has a dog named Mayor who is a Cocker Spaniel, rescued by OBG Cocker Spaniel Rescue group. He never had his teeth brushed. Since his professional dental cleaning, Nancy has decided to slowly acclimate Mayor to having his teeth brushed. Nancy is very smart for taking this initiative. Consider this:
“Periodontal disease is the most common health problem that veterinarians find in pets,” explains Dr. René Carlson, president of the AVMA. “It’s estimated that by the age of two, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats have some form of periodontal disease.”
We recently attended a fundraiser for sick Pugs in New York City. While there, we randomly polled four dog moms and asked if they perform any sort of dental care on their dog’s teeth. Here’s what they told us (see if you can relate to any of the dog parents in this video):
In addition to brushing a dog’s teeth, there are some fun and effective dental chews to check out. These chews are not meant as a substitute for brushing but in addition to brushing for complete oral care. At least twice a week, we provide a dental chew like Whimzees or DentaStix to our dog, Dexter.
We head to our local PetSmart store weekly for some fun, mommy and son bonding, and to do some in-store retail therapy. Here’s Dexter doing some shopping:
Do you have a dental care plan in place for your dog? Can you relate to any of the dog moms in the video above? Stay tuned also because Nancy will be sharing pictures and progress of her dog, Mayor, and how he likes his new dental care routine. Here’s Mayor shopping at PetSmart for dental goodies and oral care products:
Here are some more pet parents who, no doubt, care about their pet teeth. Do you care for your dog’s teeth and if so, how?