If you were able to attend our dental care workshop: Preventing canine and feline dental disease, you heard Dr. Andrea Putt, of Commerce Village Veterinary Hospital, talk about the importance of BRUSHING your dog’s or cat’s teeth. Dr. Putt stressed the importance of DAILY brushing. She also said that it’s not so much what is on the brush that matters– but the act of BRUSHING itself — that is most beneficial to your pet. So if your pet loves delicious cat or dog food, peanut butter, soft cheese spread – or flavored pet toothpaste – BRUSH AWAY with any of them! (Just NEVER use human toothpaste!) Dr. Putt even mentioned that she sees one pet owner who flosses her Yorkie’s teeth!
Yorkie’s – as well as other small dogs – are way more prone to dental disease than mid-size and most big dogs, Dr. Putt said. Also prone to dental problems are dogs with fine, narrow noses – such as Greyhounds and Collies.
Brushing can save money on your dog’s or cat’s dental care and also goes a long way to helping your pet maintain a healthy mouth and teeth.
Read more below about how to brush your pet’s teeth. Just a few minutes each day can make a huge difference!