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How to Brush Your Pet’s Teeth

In celebration of Pet Dental Health Month, we want to show you how to properly clean your pet’s teeth. Cleaning your pet’s teeth helps prevent gum disease, periodontal disease, gingivitis, Severe gum disease can cause severe health issues such as blood infections, as well as being very painful for your pet.

Here is a great video that will show you how to properly clean your pet’s teeth at home with a toothbrush.

Pet Teeth Cleaning Supplies you will need:

  • A pet-safe toothbrush
  • Pet safe toothpaste- do not use human toothpaste as it can make your pet sick. Vet supply stores will sell chicken or fish-flavored toothpaste which is safe for your pet.
  • You can use a finger cot instead of the toothbrush
  • A blanket, in case you need to burrito your pet to brush their teeth.



It is a good idea to get your pet’s teeth professionally cleaned once a year, if you are regular with your teeth brushing at home you may be able to do a professional cleaning every two years. You can visit our promotions page to save $15 on your next teeth cleaning.