FEBRUARY IS PET DENTAL HEALTH MONTH:
Regular dog dental care can keep your pet healthy inside and out.
Brush your dog's teeth? Yes.
I used to think that this was for those "crazy dog people" and how silly. But as I learned more about pet health, I realized I was crazy, I mean I brush my teeth at least twice a day. Why should my dog's teeth clean themselves?
Gingivitis and gum disease can lead to problems in the kidneys and other organs in your pet.
Also, if you are able to keep up with your pet's teeth on your own, you may not have to deal with the anxiety of putting your dog under anesthesia at the vet's (from which some dogs never wake up) and if that isn't enough, it's expensive!
If you haven’t already, get yourself a pet toothbrush (they have smaller bristles and a smaller head usually. And arm your self with some pet toothpaste. (don’t use people stuff here—your pets will swallow the toothpaste and people kind can upset their tummies)
There are some beef flavored ones on the market that may make your buddy less resistant to the whole idea of dog dental care.
Don’t expect to do a great tooth brushing all at once. You may have to work up to it.
You can try just the brush at first if you have a really resistant dog though the flavored toothpaste should make it more palatable for him (pun intended).
Here's some beef flavored toothpaste from Amazon. Pair it with the finger toothbrush and clean your pet's teeth while you bond with your pet.