How To Brush Your Dog’s Teeth: 5 Key Steps

A common question we get here at iHeartDogs.com is: “How do I brush my dog’s teeth?” We have spent years working with owners in understanding dental hygiene and how to help your pup the most. Here is how to brush your dog’s teeth: Dogs suffer from all the same dental problems that we do, such as tartar, plaque, and calculus buildup; broken or fractured teeth or roots; developmental or orthodontic problems; abscesses or infected teeth; cysts or tumors in the mouth; and gum disease … Read more

Why You Need To Brush Your Dog’s Teeth Daily

Daily toothbrushing is one of the most important things you can do for your pup’s health, yet very few dog owners make it part of their routine. Nobody wants another daily chore, but brushing is vital to ensuring your furry best friend’s mouth – and body – stay healthy and pain-free as long as possible. “It’s very important, maybe more so than what I do,” says veterinary dentist, Thoulton W. Surgeon. “What I do, in terms of removing calculus and … Read more

Is Your Dog’s Breed Predisposed To Dental Disease?

Some of our most loved breeds have a natural predisposition towards dental disease. To manage the extent of the damage and prevent your pup from suffering, it’s important to learn about your dog’s individual dental needs. This starts with gaining knowledge on your dog’s breed and establishing a game plan with your veterinarian. Brachycephalic Breeds Prone to Dental Disease: Pugs, Bulldogs, Shih Tzus, Brussells Griffons The signature squish faces of brachycephalic breeds, like Pugs and English Bulldogs, are hard not to … Read more

One Company Is Giving Away These “Invisible” Dog Toothbrushes To Help You Start a Brushing Routine

Brushing our dog’s teeth. We all know we should be doing it, but if only our pups didn’t hate it so much! Sadly, over 80% of dogs over the age of 3 have some form of periodontal disease. Not only does dental disease cause mouth pain and bad breath, but bacteria that originally starts in the gums can spread to other vital organs and cause life threatening illnesses. One of the biggest barriers to brushing is, well, the brush! Who … Read more

5 Secrets For Establishing A Successful Tooth Brushing Routine With Your Dog

For some of you lucky paw-rents, brushing your dogs’ teeth is simple. You just grab the toothbrush, toothpaste, and the dog, and go to work. For others – myself included – it is an epic struggle of strength and will just to get your dog’s mouth open. This post is for those folks! Happy National Dog Day! Here are a few tips to take care of your four-legged friends… Posted by Dominion Dental Care on Friday, August 26, 2016   1. … Read more

Ask A Dog Trainer: How Do I Train My Dog For Teeth Brushing?

February is National Pet Dental Month and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than to start a teeth-cleaning regime with your puppy. This way, as an adult, your dog will have no issues when it comes to getting his teeth cared for. Have an older dog? These tips will help you get them used to the teeth brushing process, too! Choose A Toothbrush Like with people, there are several types of toothbrushes you can buy. When picking … Read more

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