Brushing Your Dog's Teeth

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated May 22, 2017)

Just as a person needs to brush their teeth, so does your pet. Why have a professional brush your dog's teeth, when you can do it yourself. This is not to say that you should never have your dog looked at by a veterinarian, because you should. In fact, you should have your dog examined regularly by a professional veterinarian, and definitely before you begin brushing your dog's teeth.

This is a task that anyone can do as long as they know how. Learn to truly take care of your dog in the best possible way. It's not hard, and frankly put brushing your teeth can be an enjoyable experience for you and your dog. That is, as long as you know what to do and you have the right materials. Here is all the information that you are going to need to do just that, simply follow this simple step by step procedure.

Materials:

  • Doggie dental kit
  • Doggie Treats
  • Doggie toothbrush
  • Doggie toothpaste

Procedure:

  1. Examine. Before beginning any type of home dental program, make sure that you actually have your pet examined by a professional. Just like a person that needs to go to the dentist on a regular basis, your dog is going to need the same thing. Your "doggie dentist" is going to be able to tell you whether or not there are any damaged teeth or other dental problems.
  2. Practice. It's always a good thing to practice, as they say "practice, makes perfect." You are going to need to practice to make sure that your dog gets used to you looking in his/her mouth. If you don't then your pet might potentially be hurt and retaliate.
  3. Brush. Using your doggie dental tools, follow the instructions carefully. This enables a better outcome than just trying to do it blind. In many respects the process is going to be the same as when you brush your own teeth. Simply make sure that you have given your dog a comfortable location for the process.
  4. Reward. When you have completed your oral grooming task, go ahead and reward your pampered pooch by giving them a treat. This helps to reinforce the idea that this is not a harmful task, but rather one that should be enjoyed and looked forward to.

Author Bio

Lee Wyatt

Contributor of numerous Tips.Net articles, Lee Wyatt is quickly becoming a regular "Jack of all trades." He is currently an independent contractor specializing in writing and editing. Contact him today for all of your writing and editing needs! Click here to contact. ...

MORE FROM LEE

Replacing a Circuit Breaker

If you have ever been nervous to replace a bad circuit breaker, have no fear. This is one of the easier electrical jobs ...

Discover More

Talking to Upset Family Members

Talking to upset family members can be a harrowing experiences for anyone, and if not done properly can damage family ...

Discover More

Using Roses in Landscaping

Roses are perhaps one of the most beloved, and improperly used, flowers around. There are all kinds of methods for using ...

Discover More

Tough Tools for Tough Cleaning Jobs O-Cel-O sponges and Scotch Brite scrubbers are truly a fashion-meets-function success story. The highly absorbent and durable sponges in this handy six-pack make quick work of tough cleaning problems in any kitchen, bathroom, or garage. Check out Scotch-Brite Heavy Duty Scrub Sponges today!

More Cleaning Tips

Washing Your Dog

Washing your dog is a chore that, if done right, can actually be pretty fun for you and your dog. Here are a couple of ...

Discover More

Cleaning Pets

Pets, while understandably cute, can often be one of the leading causes of household messes and stains. This doesn't even ...

Discover More

Washing Your Cat

Anyone who has chased a soapy, sopping wet feline around the house knows the risks of bathing cats. Here are some tips on ...

Discover More
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in Cleaning Tips from Tips.Net. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

View most recent newsletter.

Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 6Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is 8 - 2?

There are currently no comments for this tip. (Be the first to leave your comment—just use the simple form above!)


Newest Tips
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in Cleaning Tips from Tips.Net. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)

View the most recent newsletter.