Brushing My Dog’s Teeth

I brush my dog’s teeth every alternate day. Brushing doesn’t help heaps… at least it helps okayie. (is there such word? okayie hahaha). Chester’s teeth is quite yellowish and brushing only helps a little. Most important I make sure there’s no build up of plaque and tartar. They’re the worst enemy for any dogs and human beings.

Looking confuse a little.

My Chester loves his brushing session. He has no problem having his teeth brushed since he was a puppy. He just love it. Even when I poke the brush to the rear end of his mouth, he has no problem with it. He’ll still go yum-yum-yum.

No toothpaste? Nevermind, just lick the bare toothbrush!

My usual command if he’s in another room is “Chester! Come brush your teeth lo” and if we’re in the same room, he’ll just come to me when he sees me with his brushing tools.

Doesn’t matter he’s sleeping or just lazing around, he’ll always come.

What you need to begin brushing your dogs teeth is simply a toothbrush and toothpaste. Kekeke

You can use any type of toothbrush you like… dog’s toothbrush (finger type, two way or normal type) and even human toothbrush. I’ve tried all of them and I prefer using human toothbrush. I buy kids toothbrush for Chester.

For toothpaste, please use ONLY dog toothpaste. Dogs cannot use human toothpaste because they’re unable to spit. Moreover human toothpaste is non-edible.

Top to bottom: his current toothbrush and toothpaste, his old finger toothbrush in hot red.

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  • Reply xin February 18, 2009 at 9:57 am

    i have never brushed teeth for dogs before. lol. my house dogs all grow n die without having their teeth brushed at all. hehehehehe. how does the dog toothpaste taste like? :thinking:

  • Reply Iris February 18, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    Gee, i never knew there’s such thing as dog’s toothpaste? Chester is real adorable by the way:)

  • Reply Neo February 18, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Never tried brushing teeth for dogs before. The dog toothpaste edible ah? Got durian flavor or not? :dog:

  • Reply Che-Cheh February 18, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Xin, I read oral problem is one of the reason dog cannot lead a longer life because they’ll have horrible teeth and cannot eat any food. I smell the toothpaste before but not tasted them… no smell one. Normally they are beef flavor.

    Iris, hehe thanks.

    Neo, come to my house and I let you brush Chester’s teeth. Yup edible. No lar…

  • Reply dawn February 18, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    I was brushing the two older boys’ teeth but neither of them like the brushing. It’s like opening a steel trap when I try to open their mouths. Rawhides are doing the job now for me.

  • Reply Che-Cheh February 19, 2009 at 9:19 am

    Dawn, steel trap? Woahh I can imagine that. Mighty difficult!!! Too much rawhides no good ya.

  • Reply hedonistics anonymous February 19, 2009 at 9:27 am

    you wouldn’t believe how impossible it is to find doggy toothpaste in Kuching. toothbrush got, but no toothpaste. so i never brushed my dogs’ teeth. i see my colleague brushing her GSD’s teeth and at the end of the day, both dog and owner end up so stressed out.

    you’re lucky that chester lets you brush his teeth! for my dogs, their “toothbrush” is their twice-weekly giant pork bone.

  • Reply wuching February 19, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    here, brush my teeth πŸ˜€

  • Reply Bryan February 19, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    No wonder Chester likes to smile so much! Wanna show us his clean teeth. Hehe… πŸ˜€

  • Reply Che-Cheh February 19, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Hedo, really ar. I thought pet toothpaste is norm stuff. I bet those bones are doing a far better job than a toothbrush. Your friend condition, then have to find a toothpaste flavor that the dog like.

    Wuching, ask Terese la. :cow:

    Bryan, :laughing: cannot show like… his teeth are yellowish… :skull:

  • Reply keeyit February 19, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    :dog: so kuai can let you brush the teeth ar..

  • Reply dawn February 19, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    Really, too much raw hides are not good? Why is that? I must be living in the archiac dynasty!

  • Reply Amber-Mae February 19, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    I hate getting mine brushed since young! Well, Mommy does use kid’s toothpaste coz there are ingredients that are not used & it’s safe compared to the adult ones but now she uses the dog one because it removes the tartar instantly unlike the hooman ones…

    Butt sniffs,
    Solid Gold Dancer

  • Reply Che-Cheh February 20, 2009 at 1:02 am

    Keeyit, he is wai sek that’s why kwai. He loves to lick the toothpaste. hehe

    Dawn, rawhide can contribute to indigestion & choking. So never leave the dog unattended. Also I read somewhere long time ago some rawhide contains toxin. So buy a brand that you trust. I give Chester rawhide once in a blue moon. Not always.

    Amber-Mae, I thought kids toothpaste is not edible. Wow which toothpaste brand are you using currently that can remove tartar instantly? This is good news!

  • Reply xin February 20, 2009 at 9:39 am

    lol. beef toothpaste is so omg :nailbiting:

    cant imagine our toothpaste is curry flavor instead of mint.

  • Reply Che-Cheh February 20, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    Xin, hahaha ohh yeah! Sure sedap. :tongue:

  • Reply annant February 20, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    u mean doggie’s toothbrush is edible? :suprised:

  • Reply Che-Cheh February 20, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Annant, :grrr: toothpaste la. :tongue:

  • Reply Amber-Mae February 21, 2009 at 12:11 am

    We use the one called Orozyme. It comes in a white & silver tube. We bought it at Puppy Cottage near Boathouse restaurant & Sid’s Pub. Know where it is? During brushing, you will not notice the tartar coming off there & then. Give it a few hours or maybe days depending on how serious the condition of the teeth are. Joy, our rescued Golden who already has gone to her new home, on her 1st day with us, her toofies were so in terrible shape that they looked like they were about to drop off in any minute. I mean, ALL her toofies from one end to the other were so gross! Her breath stank so bad too! But after one month of using Orozyme, her toofies looked like brand new shiny bling blings! It was an amazing transformation! And my Mommy only brushed her toofies once a week same with ours. Faith has some tough staining in her back molars so even after a month, it’s not fully cleared but almost there. Just need a few more brushing sessions. And you know what’s interesting? You don’t even have to go on brushing the toofies so nicely. Just as long the toothpaste touches that area, it’s good enough!

    Butt sniffs,
    Solid Gold Dancer

  • Reply Che-Cheh February 22, 2009 at 12:05 am

    Amber-Mae, Chester used Orozyme previously. But we didn’t see any improvements even though we’ve been using Orozyme for so long. That’s why I’m trying a new brand. Hmmm :thinking:

  • Reply bengbeng February 22, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    something is wrong with my streamyx. it took me almost 20 minutes to finish download yr home page. i never brushed dog’s teeth before πŸ™‚

  • Reply Che-Cheh February 23, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Benbeng, wow that long…. but you give Oopi bones ma… so it’s enough. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Amber-Mae February 24, 2009 at 2:04 am

    That’s weird. It worked so wonderfully for Joy! I wonder why nothing worked on Chester??? Maybe Chester’s teeth are very badly stained? How long have you been using Orozyme?

  • Reply Che-Cheh February 24, 2009 at 10:02 am

    Amber-Mae, yes weird. Chester have plaque and tartar previously. Orozyme didn’t help. So I have to resort to scaling. He used Orozyme for 3 yrs plus. :thinking:

  • Reply Yozoranitesky February 25, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    i think teeth brushing for doggies must start when they are puppies, just like grooming hor? then you will have no problems. I tried to start teeth brushing when one of my previous doggies was already 3 yrs old. :grrr: have to chase, won’t open the mouth, bites on the toothbrush. In the end, I surrendered :worried

  • Reply iWalk February 25, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Oh, My dachshund Leo doesn’t like tooth-brushing.
    He always looks so glad when I finish. :confused_2:

  • Reply Che-Cheh February 25, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    Yozoranitesky, Hmm not sure la… because I start both grooming and brushing with Chester since puppy. No problem with that. But the same can’t be said for nails clipping. I start him young on that too. Nails clipping and fur trimming is his WORST NIGHTMARE!!! :doh: Still is and still will be.

    iWalk, I read about Leo. He’s very cute especially when you made a shirt for him. At least he lets you brush his teeth ya.

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