As a good parent, you want to ensure your fur-baby has clean teeth free of tartar/plaque build-up and fresh breath. See below some tips on how to best take care of your fur child’s oral needs.
Teeth Brushing and Oral Care
We recommend regular teeth brushing at home with specially designed dog toothpaste. Do not use human toothpaste as most include fluoride, which is extremely toxic to your fur child!
If you can start doing this when they are a puppy and get them comfortable with the process this makes things easier down the track, but even if they are now an adult it is not too late to start!
Other things you can do/use to help with maintaining good oral care (but not as effective) include:
- Chew Bones
- Dental Sticks
- Dental Sprays / Wash
- Checking your dog’s mouth every week and look for signs of dental problems including:
How to prevent bad breath:
- Change in eating or dog chewing habits
- Excessive drooling
- Misaligned or missing teeth
- Discoloured teeth
- Red, swollen or bleeding gums
- Yellowish-brown tartar crust along the gum line
- Bumps or growths
Professional Teeth Cleaning
My Dog Groomer provides professional teeth cleaning services for dogs in Geelong. We do not use sedation like most vets, instead, we use our experience and patience to perform the teeth cleaning without causing your fur-baby any pain or discomfort! Check out below some before and after shots of the great results we have achieved recently.
How much does it cost?
It costs between $210 – $450 for professional teeth cleaning for your dog. This is much cheaper than the vet as they use an anaesthetic to perform the sedation before cleaning.
How often should professional teeth cleaning be done?
Just like us humans, Dogs should get their teeth cleaned every 6-12 months. But if you are performing regular teeth cleaning and practising great oral care at home then you can get away with a bit longer. But remember maintenance/prevention is better than having to treat.