Dental care is best to start while young. This way puppies grow accustomed to having their teeth brushed and their mouths handled. Proper dental care can prevent long term problems and dental cleanings in the future.
Use a toothbrush and toothpaste designed specifically for dogs. Brushing every day is best, but several times a week is great too!
|Temporary Teeth||One Month|
|Permanent Teeth||Four Months|
|Permanent K9 Teeth||Five-Six Months|
After brushing, be sure to praise and reward your pet with playtime or a walk. Your puppy will soon realize that after its teeth are brushed, something fun and enjoyable will happen, and will soon enjoy getting its teeth brushed.