February is a month full of significant dates and special occasions. Celebrations! It’s not only Valentine’s Day, Spay/Neuter Awareness Month, and Responsible Pet Owners Month, but it’s also Pet Dental Health Month!
Pets, like humans, require
HAHAH regular dental care, such as brushing their teeth daily or at least three times per week to reduce plaque and tartar buildup.
Now, don’t rush out to get a human’s toothbrush and toothpaste. 🙅♂️
Human’s dental products contain poisonous substances that are toxic to pets. Most toothpaste contains harmful ingredients, and human toothbrushes may be too hard for our pet’s mouth. Brushing your pet’s teeth needs specific ‘pet dental products’ and there are various types to choose from. We will guide you through these pet dental care products!
There are several types of pet toothbrushes. One that has two types of brushes on two sides. Another with the angled handle that is easier to use. And the ‘finger toothbrush’ that you put on your fingers. You can choose the most convenient tools for you. If you and your pet are not familiar with tooth brushing, the ‘finger toothbrush’ is the easiest way to train and clean!
Human toothpaste is a big NO for pets. It will be poisonous to your pets if they swallow it, you will need products that are especially made for pets. Pet toothpaste may not be refreshing like human products, but they were made to be yummy for pets. Although they smell like food, they can surely clean your pet’s teeth!
Pet dental wipes are a good choice if you want to start familiarizing your pets with teeth cleaning. It is easy to use, just wrap one sheet around your finger and wipe their teeth and gums. However, dental wipes won’t be thorough between the teeth and that’s why we need to switch to toothbrushes sometimes. Also, keep in mind not to use wet wipes that are made for humans or babies!
Dental treats are pets’ favorites because they are so good, just like other treats! They can remove accumulated plaque buildup and freshen your pets breathe. Besides, they come in many shapes and flavors to choose from!
Other than treats, dental chew toys are also popular among pets. If there’s a toy to keep your paw friend busy all day, this is it! It should help us clean their mouths at the very least. Dental chew toys are made of natural and synthetic materials. Pick the right one!
Even though there are many pet dental products that your pet can use, don’t forget that brushing their teeth is the best way to take care of your dog’s and cat’s dental health. Clean your pet’s teeth regularly or take them to get professional help at the vets or the pet salon!
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