Our Night Time Oral Care Routine

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Champagne and Abby (Left to Right)

Brushing your dog’s teeth is very important for your overall canine companion’s health.  Because of that I do my best – I do forget once in a while – to brush her teeth every night.

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My tools.

Yes, each doggie has her own toothbrush and toothpaste.

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Abby, “Am I first?”

I always make sure that I place them in a spot that they are not to move from in order to maintain order in my pack and safeguard my sanity.  Abby, next to me, since she will be my first “patient”, and Champagne, patiently waiting for her turn.

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Abby, “Mom, wait”.

Abby is already used to getting her teeth brushed in the morning, and before going to bed.  Although you’d never know it from looking at the above picture.

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My next victim, I mean patient was Champagne, a beautiful Pit Bull.  She is very comfortable having me put my fingers in her mouth.

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If you are asking yourself, “How did she get such compliant doggies?”  Well, magic.  No, really, I used treats.  At the beginning, most dogs will take some time to adjust to you brushing his teeth, but as time goes by you’ll be able to do it in a matter of minutes.  With that in mind, do you brush your dog’s teeth?

10 Comments Add yours

  1. I recently started brushing my dog, Buddy’s teeth. He’s a good sport about it. Have you had professional cleaning done for your sweet doggies?

    1. Marcela says:

      For my previous dogs, yes. For Abby, not yet. Abby is almost 3 years old, and the vet said that it was not necessary yet. In the future, she will get a dental cleaning.

      1. Good to know. The Vet recommended a cleaning for Buddy. He’s eight years old.

      2. Marcela says:

        My Abby is about to turn 3 years old, so the vet said to wait.

  2. DoggyMom.com says:

    We brush every night using a triple-headed dog toothbrush and doggy toothpaste. If you get into the habit of doing it, it becomes second nature.

    1. Marcela says:

      So true! Keep up the good work!

  3. juliehcares says:

    I am bad about brushing Amber’s teeth. I need to do better

    1. Marcela says:

      We all do, but keep at it:-)

  4. Good dental health is critical to overall wellness so we do make an effort to keep the pearly whites, well…white, as much as possible. When day to day life interferes, a fresh antler or hoof helps on that front till we can get back in routine.

    1. Marcela says:

      Thanks. I’ll keep that in mind.

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