We have to schedule our greyhound girls for a teeth cleaning soon. Stormy could use one too, but since I am not inclined to take a second mortgage out on our house just yet, the youngster in the pack can wait a while.
It’s expensive and little nerve-wracking to get our dogs their dental cleanings, since it always makes me nervous when they have to go under anesthesia. But periodontal disease can cause some major health problems in dogs, so it’s well worth it to take care of those chompers.
I can already tell you, as the CEO of our household, that would be a husband job. (Sorry honey!)
I got this news release the other day from Zututh, which makes toothbrushes for dogs, both manual and electric. I cannot for the life of me imagine brushing our dogs teeth with an electric toothbrush, but maybe some dogs would dig it.
Of course, you will also need doggy toothpaste (our vet said under no circumstances should we use human toothpaste on our pups) and while snooping around the internet I found this video on how to make your own doggy toothpaste at a fraction of the cost of what you would buy online or in pet stores. I can’t swear to how effective it is, but it’s all natural and since it’s mostly baking soda, it makes sense that it should work.
(Also, the dog in the video is super patient and really adorable. So it’s worth a viewing just for that.)
What do you all do for your dog’s oral care?