Dental Health – Puppy & Kitten
There are huge benefits to starting a brushing routine at a young age, it prevents the buildup of plaque, fights bad breath and it also could prevent a vet bill after a clean and polish.
Starting the routine when young will get your puppy/kitten used to the sensation of having their teeth brushed which will make your life a whole lot easier. It’s a lot more difficult to get an adult sized pet used to it!
Logic Oral Hygiene Gel is ideal as it can be used from 3 months of age. It comes with a free soft finger brush which is great for their little teeth and mouths. It is a tasty formulation so you should have no trouble getting them to lick it off the brush.
Steps for brushing their teeth
Practice lifting up their lip while they are sitting still so you can have a good look at their teeth and gums. Do this over time to get them used to the feeling. This is highly recommended as it will also make your vet’s life a lot easier when they look at their teeth. Reward your puppy/kitten for letting you check their teeth.
Squeeze a pea sized amount of Logic Oral Gel onto the free finger brush and let your them lick it off. Do this a few times until you are happy that they are used to the taste of the toothpaste.
Once your puppy is used to step 2, squeeze a pea sized amount onto the finger brush and softly begin brushing their teeth. Begin with the front teeth as they are the easiest to reach and once your puppy is comfortable reach further to get to the back teeth. Use a circular motion if possible focusing on the area where their tooth meets the gum.
NOTE: If you continue to struggle to get the finger brush into their mouths even with all the practice, Logic Oral Gel is effective without brushing so continue to give it to them either on a toy to lick off, their paw or directly into their mouth.