You know how important is to take care your dog’s health and dental care is one of the most important ones. A oral hygiene avoids several problems such as tooth decay, rotted teeth, infections, pain and much more. You are going to read in this article some good tips to brush your Shih Tzu’s teeth. Definitely, if you do not know how to do it by yourself, look for a professional to help you.
Talk to a vet, and he or she will recommend a good toothbrush and toothpaste for your best friend. We go to the dentist every year then a dog is extremely recommended as well. We are aware of our oral hygiene and the problems it causes if we do not have an adequate treatment. Take a look at these tips and your dog will be very happy.
If you want to give something different to your dog to eat, it is important to talk to the vet in order to get his opinion if it is good or bad for your best friend. Some food may cause problems for its health and consequently, its dental care.
An important detail is to choose the best quality food for your dog. If your dog has bad quality food, it may increase plaque and tartar causing dental problems. If you follow these tips your dog’s teeth will grow stronger and its health will be much better.
Tips to brush your Shih Tzu teeth
The first tip is to choose the best time to brush its teeth. Many people prefer to brush at night when the dog is ready to relax. Brusing its teeth once a day is recommended by vets.
The second tip is choosing a quiet place. Your dog will try to make a big mess, then you need a lot of patience. Hold your dog and start brushing calmly. If your Shih Tzu swallows the paste, do not worry. It is absolutely normal.
Hold your dog in your lap is important to make your good friend understand that a good oral hygiene is a routine. If your dog feels nervous, simply use your finger to brush its teeth. A regular brush will be used at the moment it feels calmer.
How to choose the best toothbrush?
First of all, a vet is the best person to recommend a good toothbrush. He will suggest you to buy a good one (pay attention to its size, firmness and shape). Do not forget to change your dog’s toothbrush three or four times a year (every 3 or months).
How to choose the best toothpaste?
A good toothpaste is essential for a good hygiene. Never use human toothpaste, ok? They are very dangerous due to its toxicity. There are specific toothpastes for dogs.
There are two ingredients in our toothpaste that are terrible for dogs: fluoride and xylitol. They are harmful and cause lots of problems for your dog. Remember to talk to your vet about the best toothpaste.
A good canine has mild abrasives and helps to remove stains and has an appropriate formula for your best friend. There are good toothpastes to buy and of course, lots of advantages.
As we can see, it is absolutely essential to take care of your dog’s teeth. The most important is to take care of your dog’s health as a whole. Take your friend to the vet and walk in the streets and it will be healthy for a long time. Pay attention to different symptoms and if you notice something different, a vet is the best person to help you.