With so many products on the market to "freshen" your pet's breath and remove tartar, it's confusing to know which is best. Truth be known, good old fashion toothbrushing surpasses all of them. Pet's can learn to love toothbrushing in a very short period of time.
It's important to only used products that are specifically created for dogs or cats, including the brush (s) and the toothpaste itself. Never substitute human grade products as they contain ingredients that could be harmful for these 4 legged sweeties.
Follow these easy steps for success:
Place a little toothpaste on your finger and let your pet lick it off.
Place a little on a "finger brush" and let your pet lick it off.
Gently introduce the finger brush into your pet's mouth with brief, gentle brushing.
Gradually increase brushing time, getting to back molars and canines.
In time, introduce "toothbrush" and fuller session.
You'll be surprised how receptive your pet will be to this yummy, healthy session. Remember, you're achieving more than "fresh breath". Your pet will enjoy better health and decrease incidence of gum disease, cavities and tooth loss.