A pet parent needs to introduce dental hygiene at a very early age to a puppy, so they are used to it. Use a baby toothbrush and pet-friendly/pet-safe toothpaste. Apply the toothpaste on the brush, open the muzzle area, and brush in a circular motion. After brushing, there is no need to rinse the toothpaste out from the puppy's mouth.
Why is the need critical:
- The good news for dogs is they're not as prone to cavities as human beings are. But despite the old conventional wisdom that a dog's mouth is cleaner than a human's, dogs can still develop problems like tartar, plaque buildup, and gingivitis.
- But it's not just bad breath and yellow teeth you have to worry about. As with humans, these canine dental problems can lead to life-threatening infections and issues, including heart, liver, and kidney disease.
- Dental hygiene is crucial for your pet's well being.
- A lot of infections start from the mouth. We have to examine what all they are putting inside the mouth.
- Why is it necessary for Pet parents to maintain pets dental hygiene:
- Regular check on pets dental care
- If anything looks/feels wrong, pet parents can bring this to the Vet's attention.
- Bonding time with your pet
- Why is it necessary for a Pet to maintain dental hygiene
- Fresh breath
- Good exercise for the gums
- Less prone to any dental or oral infection.
This helps in maintaining white teeth and makes the teeth and gum stronger.
With regular brushing, you are less prone to any oral infection, and if something looks unusual like swollen/ red gums, please take your puppy to the Vet and show it.