Brushing your dog's teeth - All you need

Here, Lassie's vet shares his best tips for brushing your dog's teeth. He shows you how to do it, explains how often and why you should brush your dog's teeth.

Keep this in mind

  • Make brushing a habit, brush your dog's teeth daily. Frequently and carelessly is better than rarely and thoroughly!

  • Focus most on the outside of the teeth. It is on the outside of the teeth that most plaque accumulates.

  • Remember to make brushing a pleasant experience! Finish with a joke, a game or a treat.

This is what you need

To brush your dog's teeth, you need two main things: patience and a toothbrush. You can also choose to use a dog toothpaste.

t's common for dogs to find brushing their teeth a bit of a chore, but don't give up! Take it easy, take your time and be patient. Give your dog lots of rewards and practice for shorter periods of time and you'll soon have a dog who is perfectly happy to have his teeth brushed. Brushing your dog's teeth should be something you do every day, so your dog has the best chance of good oral health.

To brush your dog's teeth, you will need a toothbrush. There are toothbrushes specially designed for dogs, but you can also choose a regular soft toothbrush, preferably one for children. Lassie dog parents recommend this toothbrush.

In fact, when it comes to dog toothpaste, you'll get the same results even if you brush without any toothpaste. Therefore, using dog toothpaste is not necessary, it is the brushing itself that gives the result. You can, however, choose to use a good-tasting dog toothpaste that can make brushing your dog's teeth a little easier.

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