Hello everyone, CEO Olivia reporting. Today I’m wrapping up National Pet Dental Health Month by barking about cleaning your good dog or cool cats teeth. If approached properly, it can be a pawsitive experience for everyone.
First thing you need to know is we four leggers don’t like having things put in our mouths unless it’s a treat. This means you may need time to get us comfortable with this new activity. Patience is key. At the first sign of stress, you’ll need to stop. Give praise for the attempt & try again later.
Let me be honest. Do I like getting my teeth cleaned? Not really. But I’ve learned that being still & cooperating with huMom is the trick to making brushing as quick as possible. It takes us maybe 2 minutes.
My huMom & I use the KTFGD’s Hemp Finger Toothbrush. The hemp fibres are strong enough to scrub off tartar build up & plaque but not so hard that they can scratch the enamel.
I understand not all humans are comfortable with putting a finger in their four leggers mouth. If you prefer using a traditional toothbrush, I recommend a bamboo one. They are bio degradable where plastic ones are not.
We use a doggie toothpaste. Dottie finds it delicious, but I wasn’t so keen at first. This was also introduced slowly, a bit at a time so I got used to it. At first huMom mixed a little organic coconut oil in with it because I love coconut.
My huMom starts on my top back teeth. With one hand she holds my snout & lifts up my lip (you can see in the picture). With the other hand she gently makes circles with the hemp finger brush against my teeth & gums. She says lots of nice things to me in a calm voice while she does this. She works her way around the top toofers until they’ve all been done. Then we do the bottom teeth in the same way. Slow circles all the way around.
When we’re done, I get lots of kisses. I love kisses.
It’s very impawtant for us good dogs to have a healthy mouth. I brush every day but I also have the benefit of having several Knotty Toys for Good Dogs hemp rope toys scattered about the house. They are excellent for cleaning not just my teeth, but Dottie & Jerry Underfoot’s teeth as well.
CEO Olivia ❤