Stanley and Sophie… My little nuggets. Look at these tongues!
They’re happy and licking because the both just got their teeth brushed and they love the taste of the poultry toothpaste. Yumm right?!! Yuchhh!! LOL!
Do you brush your dogs teeth? If the answer is no, please reconsider…
Virbac Toothpate was recommended to me by my vet (I’m not getting a kickback from mentioning this. I truly believe in the product!) After spending close to $1,000.00 between Stan and Soph’s dental cleaning, I knew I had to take care of their teeth and keep up with cleaning myself. I didn’t want to waste the money I spent. So I brush their teeth almost every night. Yes, sometimes I get lazy and skip a night. But most nights I grab the toothbrushes and toothpaste and just brush while watching TV. They hate it. I’m not going to lie to you… But they’ve gotten used to it and they know its something thats going to happen whether they want it or not!!! 🙂
Here is why its important to brush your dogs teeth:
According to the ASPCA, “Brushing your dog’s teeth isn’t just about fresh breath. It’s an essential part of good oral care, and good oral care is important to your dog’s overall health. Although most people aren’t aware of it, periodontal, or gum disease is a common, serious problem in dogs. Yet brushing your dog’s teeth can prevent it! Veterinarians estimate that 85 percent of dogs over five years of age suffer from periodontal disease, which develops when food particles and bacteria collect along the gum line and form soft deposits called plaque. Over time, the plaque turns into rock-hard tartar. If tartar isn’t removed from your dog’s teeth, it will eventually inflame his gums. As the inflamed gums begin to separate from the teeth, pockets form in which more bacteria grow, causing periodontal disease to worsen. At this point, your dog can experience severe pain, lose teeth, form abscesses in his mouth and develop a bacterial infection that can spread through the bloodstream to the kidneys, liver, heart or brain. Periodontal disease is irreversible, so now is a great time to get started on a regular oral-care regimen for your dog. Prevention is the key to keeping him healthy and happy.”