Dog dental care is one of the most important things you can do to keep your dog healthy throughout it's life. Unfortunately, it is also the most neglected responsibility among dog owners.
Brushing your dog's teeth at at least once a week is important to your dog's health - it can actually add up to four years to your dog's life. "But unless you train your dog early to accept the task, brushing a dog's teeth is no easy task," says Ami Moore, the Chicago Dog Coach.
Many dog owners find it too difficult or “gross” to get into the depths of the mouth of a protesting dog. Untrained dogs don't make it easy, either; many of them resist the process of brushing and end up needing more invasive vet cleaning later in life.
I believe that good dental care is an absolute must for all dogs big and small. Dogs can't do it on their own in our modern culture; they need your help to stay healthy. When dog owners are unwilling or unable to brush their dog's teeth, they really need to look for other ways to perform this necessary task.
My favorite recommendation to my friends and clients is to give the dog a raw meaty bone once a week and let Mother Nature do the dirty work!