How to brush your pet’s teeth

How to brush your pet’s teeth

  • Plan a particular time of the day to brush the teeth and incorporate it into your daily routine.
  • Approach your cat or dog from the side and NOT face to face.
  • For a big dog, kneel on the floor next to your pet.
  • For small dogs and cats, sit the animal on your lap with its rear end against your stomach. A table or chair can be substituted for your lap.
  • Gently lift the lips at the front on one side to reveal the canines and incisors. Brush them slowly and gently for a few seconds, then stop, let the pet lick the toothpaste if he/she wants to, and give lots of praise.
  • Repeat this routine daily until the pet accepts and learns to enjoy the procedure.
  • Then start brushing the front teeth on the other side as well gradually including the premolars and molars into the routine.
It is important to make this an enjoyable experience for both the owner AND the pet.

Remember, brushing your pet’s teeth is THE MOST IMPORTANT means of preventing periodontal disease.

If you are using Dentahex Oral Hygiene Rinse:

Use a small amount of the rinse daily (just enough rinse to moisten the mouth). Gently lift the upper lip to expose the teeth and gums. Squeeze the rinse to apply a gentle squirt of the Oral Rinse using the provided curved tip syringe.  Avoid touching the gums with the syringe tip to avoid any injury in case your pet moves.

If you are brushing daily and using the Dentahex20 Oral Hygiene Rinse, you can alternate the products. For example, you can brush your pet’s teeth in the morning and use the Oral Rinse in the evening, or vice versa.

If you are a cat owner and are using Maxi/Guard Gel:

Place one pea sized drop of the gel on your index finger. Apply the gel above the outside upper molars and along the gum line on both sides of the mouth. Use daily.