Dental Care for Puppies


Dental Care for Puppies
Dental care is one of the main things owners ignore, but it’s vital to take care of your puppies teeth. The result is loss of teeth, bad breath, cavities, and gingivitis.

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What are some products for dental care
A few products that make dental care for your dog a little easier include:

  • Electric soft toothbrush
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  • Soft toothbrush
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  • Finger brushes
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  • Dental wipes
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  • Oral rinses

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How do I brush my puppy's teeth
Without brushing, plaque can build up, putting your dog at risk for painful infections that can spread and cause life-threatening conditions. Follow these seven simple steps to properly brush your dog’s teeth.

  • Gather your tools
    Toothbrush made for dogs with soft, specially angled bristles
    Finger brushes for dogs under 30 pounds
    Canine toothpaste in dog-friendly flavors such as poultry or peanut butter.
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  • Assume the position
    Make sure you're in a spot where your dog is comfortable.
    Don't stand above your dog, hold him down, or take a threatening stance.
    Try kneeling or sitting in front of or to the side of him.
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  • Get his gums ready
    Rub your finger along his upper gums and teeth.
    Use light pressure.
    You may need to get him comfortable with this over a few sessions.
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  • Test the toothpaste
    Put some dog toothpaste on your fingertip.
    Let your dog lick the toothpaste so he can get used to the texture and taste.
    If after a few days he refuses to lick more toothpaste, try a different flavor.
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  • Try the toothbrush
    Lift her upper lip.
    As you approach her teeth with the brush, angle the bristles so they reach the gum line.
    A 45-degree angle against his teeth will help the bristles massage the gum line and clear away plaque.
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  • Use a circular motion
    Brush in small circles.
    Some light bleeding may occur and is normal.
    Heavy bleeding may be a sign of gum disease.
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  • Focus on the plaque
    Brush a few teeth at a time, working up to more each day.
    Aim for two minutes total.
    Start on the outsides of the canine and back teeth.

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Are there puppy dental sticks
There are a variety of different kinds of dental sticks on the market today. Make sure that whatever brand you choose it actually cleans all the teeth.
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