Happy Pet Dental Health Month!

toothbrush-dog-chihuahua-holding-mouth-isolated-white-background-50240245Plaque builds up on your dog and cat’s teeth much like it does ours. Give your fur baby a helping hand or wipe to keep their teeth clean and fresh and maintain optimal dental health. We know taking care of your pet’s teeth might not always be easy. The earlier you start, the more comfortable your dog or cat will be with you cleaning his or her mouth.

Your pet’s mouth is full of odor-causing bacteria along with tartar and plaque that builds up as they eat. Take a look at your pet’s teeth. Odds are you’ll notice a little yellowing or even an orange or brown colored build up. Your pet’s teeth should be white. The rest is build up that can damage their teeth permanently.

Start With Your Vet

If your dog or cat’s teeth have years of buildup, it might help to start with a visit to your veterinarian. Many vets offer teeth cleaning. This will give you a clean slate to start your daily cleaning schedule.

Schedule a regular cleaning at your vet with your annual checkup to make sure your pet’s teeth stay clean and strong. Think of it like going to the dentist yourself. Brushing and flossing help, but a deep, thorough cleaning can only be performed a professional.

Wipe Away Bacteria

For optimal dental health, it’s best to brush your dog or cat’s teeth every day. However, we know that sticking a toothbrush in your pet’s mouth might not seem too appealing to pets and pet parents alike. That’s why we created earthbath Tooth & Gum Wipes, natural and effective dental wipes for dogs and cats. These wipes are designed to specifically target odor-causing bacteria. Simply wipe over your dog or cat’s teeth and gums for an easy breezy clean. It’s best to do this daily, and to start before you see tartar start to build up.

Treat Your Dog

Dogs need hard treats to help break apart stubborn stuck on plaque. Opt for doggie treats designed for better dental hygiene. These usually help to freshen breath too. Not only will your dog love them, but they’ll be getting a quick cleaning as well. Give them a treat daily along with the daily wipe cleansing for even cleaner teeth.

Don’t be afraid to tackle dental hygiene for your dog. Start now and enjoy fresher breath with every sweet doggie kiss!

How do you keep your fur baby’s teeth clean? Let us know in the comments!