How to Brush a Dog’s Teeth & Why Dog Dental Care is Important | (Petco)



Ever wondered how to best take care of your dog’s teeth? With 80% of dogs showing some form of periodontal, or gum disease, by age 3, Dr. Christie Long, shares how to best clean a dog’s teeth to keep your pet happy and healthy.

Best Way to Clean a Dog’s Teeth
Brushing 2-3 times a week is the best way to clean your dog’s teeth, start by:
• Getting the right pet dental toothbrush and toothpaste
• Finding a comfortable position with your dog, securing their head and mouth
• Focus on the back teeth where plaque and tartar build up
• Move in slow, circular motions
• Be aware of any abnormalities so you know when it’s time to contact your veterinarian for a dog dental checkup

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