Brushing your pet’s teeth can be a great way to maintain their dental health in between dental exams. Just as you brush your own teeth to keep your mouth healthy in between visits to the dentist, brushing your pet’s teeth is not a substitute for a dental exam by your veterinarian, but it can keep your pet’s mouth as healthy as possible in between those exams.
To help you get started with brushing your pet’s teeth at home, we’ve put together step by step brochure on introducing your pet to brushing. Remember, you should only start this program once you have had your pet’s mouth checked out by your veterinarian. Brushing won’t fix existing problems. If your pet experiences pain form existing dental issues, it will be a long time before you can try again.