Tips and Tricks to Brushing your Pets Teeth

Tips and Tricks for Brushing Your Pet's Teeth

Brushing your pet's teeth can be a daunting task. You know that they require dental care, just like humans do, but establishing a good dental hygiene routine can be stressful for both you and your furry companion. Silicon Valley Pet Clinic & Urgent Care in Santa Clara can provide you with some valuable tips on dental care for your pets.

Don't Worry If You Don't Get It Right the First Time

Dental care can be quite challenging because pets can feel anxious, and some may even attempt to nip or bite if they don't understand what's happening. Take your time and don't be concerned if it takes a while to become comfortable with your new routine. You and your pet are both learning together, so be gentle and patient.

How to Brush Your Pet's Teeth

1. Find the right tools for the job. You will need special pet toothpaste, and you can even choose a flavor your pet enjoys, such as beef or chicken. Avoid using human toothpaste, as it can be harmful to your pet. However, you can use a soft child's toothbrush, as it's typically small enough to be comfortable.

2. Familiarize your pet with you touching their teeth and mouth. It's a good idea to start slowly and gradually increase the amount of time you spend touching their mouth before introducing the toothbrush.

3. Initially, only brush the teeth that are visible. Gradually work your way back as your pet becomes more at ease with brushing.

4. Offer praise to your pet each time you engage in tooth brushing. Let them know how proud you are of their cooperation.

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In addition to dental care, Silicon Valley Pet Clinic & Urgent Care in Santa Clara provides various routine veterinary services, including regular exams and vaccinations. We also offer emergency veterinary care, and when you search for an "animal hospital near me," keep us in mind for all your urgent needs. You wouldn't delay seeking care for another member of your family! Contact us today, so we can determine the best treatment for your beloved pet.


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