Pedigree are on a mission to make sure our dogs get regular dental care and it got me thinking about how we manage to keep on top of it. You love them so much and you want to do everything you can for them. It is hard though when the kids are screaming, the dinner is boiling over the pan and the bath is about to overspill. There isn’t enough time in the day to worry about the dogs teeth and the little pesky grass seeds that get stuck in-between their paws. Here are some of the great ways we keep the dogs teeth clean:
Limit the amount of sweet treats
It’s the same with dogs as it is for us humans. If you give them a lot of treats without any dental care it will rot their teeth. Limit the amount of treats, especially those human kind of treats. Did you know 4 out of 5 dogs, that are over three years old, have gum disease? You can reduce the plaque that builds up by keeping up with a regular dental care routine.
Pedigree dental care have some great products and Dentastix is a great way of giving your dog a treat and helping to clean their teeth at the same time. They have a unique X shape and the combination of its gently abrasive texture and active ingredients, is scientifically proven to help reduce tartar build-up by up to 80%. That’s if you give one to your dog daily. They are low in fat and sugar free too, so that’s always a bonus.
We have a fabulous cookbook for dog treats. Healthy recipes including food like spinach and oats. It’s a great way of getting the dogs a tasty treat and the kids enjoy baking them too.
Get the right brush
You can buy regular shaped toothbrushes for dogs, if your dog is happy to use that. But you can also buy special brushes that you wear on your finger, like a glove, this means you can get a more natural grasp on the dog and you use your finger to brush their teeth. It is a lot less stressful for the dogs and for you. They love their chicken flavoured toothpaste too. Yuck!
Buy the right toys
Not only do the toys help avoid boredom during the hours that you are away from your dog. But some toys are designed to help remove plaque build up too. They help to strengthen their teeth and gums and also scratch away at the plaque. It’s a win win.
This post is a collaboration with Pedigree, but all thoughts are my own. For additional dental care information you can read the following Pedigree Reviews article for tips and advice.