You should start to introduce your pet to a toothbrush very early. Months before you intend to brush your dog's teeth, you should make them comfortable with the idea of the equipment and process. Let them see, smell, and taste the toothbrush and toothpaste. Frequently check their teeth by pulling their lips up gently and opening their mouths slowly. They will accept this as part of your routine eventually.
Once your dog is comfortable, you can start brushing their teeth on a routine basis by following these easy steps.
Step One: Make your dog comfortable. I put my dog on the couch so that he's comfortable and I can see him well. Have the toothbrush and toothpaste with you so that you will not have to leave your pet.
Step Two: Gently lift your dog's lips to see their teeth. This will let you see areas where tarter or food buildup may be concentrated.
Step Three: Put a small dollop of toothpaste on the toothbrush. Let the dog sniff, and even lick, the toothpaste if heRead More »from Step-by-step Guide to Brushing Your Dog's Teeth