6 ways to Clean your dog’s teeth without brushing.
I had the worst times in my life trying to brush my dog’s teeth. So many of these techniques worked for me. While this is good for keeping your dog’s mouth fresh but won’t eradicate plagues and tartars completely.
1. Canine dental spray.
Natural dental sprays for dogs are an excellent way to keep your pet’s bad breath away. This is best for lazy owners who want to reduce some of the plagues and tartars from their pet’s mouth.
2. Healthy diet.
Kibbles and wet food both are bad for your dog’s teeth. But if you have to go for one of them, kibbles are better in keeping your dog’s mouth cleaner. A healthy diet is a must for dog oral care.
3. Dental chew toys.
These chewy toys will help relax your pet along with scraping some of the plagues away from his tooth.
4. Raw Bones or Bully Sticks.
You can give raw bones to your dog. This will satisfy his chewing habit as well as keep his mouth clean. If you want something less messy, you can give him bully sticks.
5. Dogtooth wipes.
Tooth wipes are a great way to replace a toothbrush. Also, save you lots of time.
I’m not a great fan of antlers. Because my dog’s gum gets injured. But nevertheless, these are good for cleaning teeth.
Your dog might not like baking soda, but this is one of the best natural ways to clean his teeth. Just add water to baking soda and make a thick paste. You can also use hydrogen peroxide to make this formula more effective.
Here is a video from Kelli Jackson, a professional dog groomer demonstrating the process!
How often should you clean your dog’s teeth? (Dog teeth cleaning frequency).
If you are choosing to use a toothbrush to clean your pet’s teeth then brushing once daily will give good results.
But that’s a lot of hard work, and I don’t want to demotivate new dog owners.
The best way is to go with the natural techniques we mentioned in this post. So give them a bully stick or raw bone every now and then. And apply dog spray every day.
Keep in mind you can’t ignore the toothbrushing process completely. Whenever you get time, do it. Keep it at least thrice a week.
And don’t forget to visit the vet every year for thorough dental care for your dog.
What happens after dog teeth cleaning at the vet’s and what can you do?
After cleaning at the vet’s clinic, your pet will remain in great pain for a few days. Sometimes you will see your dog whimpering or whining after such dental care. Though it’s hard to see him in such pain, it’s pretty normal.
You can give him pain killers if your vet suggests. But you should give him lots of time and keep him busy playing. This will lessen his pain.