Toothbrush Training™

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Daily pet Toothbrushing

Why Brush Your Pet's Teeth?


Toothbrushing is the best way to protect your pet’s dental health between professional dental cleanings.

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Brushing My Teeth Helps Me Live Longer!

Persistent bad breath is often a sign of dental infection. Bad breath in dogs is easy to notice because they pant. All “dog breath” jokes aside, persistent bad breath is not normal!

Like people, even with toothbrushing, pets still need an annual dental exam, a dental cleaning, and dental X-rays to check for problems under the gums.

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But My Pet Doesn't
Like Toothbrushing

When To Start ToothBrush Training™

When ToothBrush Training™ Your Pet Always Praise, Never Punish

Tips For Brushing your pet's teeth

Brushing Your Pet's Teeth

There is no need to open your pet’s mouth.

Lifting the lip allows brushing of the outer surfaces of the teeth.

For most pets, their tongue keeps the inner surfaces clean.

Make toothbrushing part of the daily routine by brushing at about the same time each day.

Keep the experience positive by using lots of praise and giving consistent rewards (food or toy).

Always end on a good note.

how to brush your pets teeth

ToothBrush Training™ Your Pet

  • Choose a quiet place with no distractions, like other pets who are trying to “help.”
  • Seat your pet in a corner so they can’t wiggle backwards when they’re first learning about toothbrushing.
  • Dogs can be on the floor, cats and smaller dogs can be on a chair, sofa or a table.
  • If the floor or table is slippery, use a yoga mat or shelf liner to provide secure footing.
  • Some dog owners prefer to hold small dogs on their lap or cradled on their back like a baby.
  • Some cat owners prefer to kneel on the floor behind their sitting cat.
  • Have the 3 treats lined up and ready to go.
  • Put the gel on the brush.
  • Approximate amount of gel to use.
  • Dogs over 50 lbs: 1 inch (lima bean size)
  • Dogs 30-50 lbs: 3/4 inch (kidney bean size)
  • Dogs 10-30 lbs: 1/2 inch (large pea size)
  • Dogs under 10 lbs and cats: 1/4 inch (small pea size)

Dog Toothbrush Training

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Does Your Pet
Like Toothbrushing?

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Praise and Treats

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Pet Daily Toothbrushing Has Never Been Easier!

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Sadly most pet owners still don’t even know that their pets need dental care or that they are suffering from constant pain. Help us spread the word about the importance of pet dental care. Help stop pet dental pain!