In my last purchase of C.E.T. Enzymatic Oral Hygiene Pasta 70g Virbac, a toothpaste for dogs and cats, on the PetShop site had a promotion. In the Folder purchase won a necessary and a toothbrush. Check out:
I paid R $ 89,55, but I noticed that on the Internet you can find better prices. The next purchase will research online before buying locally.
The toast brush came in quite handy, EJ the last one got was already the bristles all pies. As our brushes, brushes dogs also need to be changed periodically.
My dog is not a fan of brushing teeth. He likes the taste of pasta, but the bristles seem to bother him a bit. Molars I can brush up no major problems, but canines and incisors are difficult to achieve, he always departs.
Fortunately are the molars that usually add more board, and they I can clean well, at least the vestibular face, which can brush even if the dog is with the most mouth shut. The lingual / palatal faces are a little more difficult, and rely on collaboration rather dog. Sometimes I can, but it takes a lot of patience.
Brushing your dog's teeth is important, because it prevents tartar. If left untreated, tartar in dogs can cause tooth loss and even kill, due to the entry of bacteria in the blood vessels, that can cause a generalized infection and / or get to vital organs like heart, kidneys, and liver. Periodic brushing of the animal also enhances breath.
After the plate is installed, the only way to remove it is through a scraping procedure performed by veterinarians. It is a relatively quick procedure and the dog is released in a few hours, but it involves sedation, that has its risks. Furthermore, It is an expensive procedure. So prevention is always better.
My dog has a tooth cleaning at the beginning of the year, and since then I've been brushing his teeth frequently, at least every two days. After six months his teeth remain well limpinhos. The ideal frequency of brushing seems to depend on the dog, some are more susceptible to tartar. other less. It is a mixture of genetics and power. With humans also seem to be so. Vet marked “once a day” revenue, but he said three times a week was already good.
I do not currently Cat, but I believe that the same care must be applied to them. I imagine that with cats is even more complicated to make brushing.