Tips and recommendations for tooth brushing

(7 Posts)
EllenTheEgret Sat 04-Jun-16 15:41:01

Just that really. She's an adult rescue dog. We've so far tried with a finger brush and Johnson's dog toothpaste but she's really not keen. Are any of the flavoured brands any good? Thanks!

pigsDOfly Sat 04-Jun-16 15:48:06

Don't bother with anything made by Johnsons.

I find the best one is Logic both for cleaning and for acceptability - she seems to really like the flavour.

I read somewhere the other day that you need to work up to brushing for 5 minutes at a time. Don't know what sort of dog is going to sit there while you brush for 5 minutes, certainly not mine. Just about manage get the brush in and wiggle it about a bit. smile

TrionicLettuce Sat 04-Jun-16 15:48:47

Logic Oral Hygiene Gel is great stuff, as long as you can get it onto their teeth it works even if you can't give them a really good brush.

That was the main reason I got it as mine were never keen but they seem to really like the taste of it and are happy for me to give their teeth a quick brush with it.

pigsDOfly Sat 04-Jun-16 15:51:34

Oh and Logic comes with a finger brush, which I find is the easiest way to do it.

Start out with just using your finger and progress from there.

I used to use Logic for cats on my cat (obviously) and they loved the flavour of that, so I think it's certainly worth going for a flavoured one.

pigsDOfly Sat 04-Jun-16 15:53:06

Great minds Trionic

EllenTheEgret Sat 04-Jun-16 15:57:16

Fab, thanks. Just ordered some smile

LimeJellyHead Mon 06-Jun-16 19:49:10

Logic and a finger brush gets my vote too. Logic is great stuff and tastes lovely too, so my dog says.

I like these finger 'brushes' www.lintbells.com/products/toothcleaner Really small, effective and easy to use. Your dog should tolerate that well. Can even use them without toothpaste, if you like.

It is important to start slowly and work your way to a full teeth clean, if she is not keen. You may find this useful www.dfordog.co.uk/blog/how-to-clean-dogs-teeth.html

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