Why it’s so Important to brush bulldog’s teeth
By cleaning your bulldog’s teeth regularly at home, you will prevent a lot of poor health dog conditions.
To find out if your dog has a good oral hygiene start with the Breath Test.
Give your dog’s breath a sniff. Not a garden of lilies? Not to worry, a normal dog’s breath doesn’t smell of peaches. However, if his breath is particularly offensive, his mouth bleeds, he has a loss of appetite, he is vomiting or has an excessive drinking or urinating habit, then it would be a good idea to take your dog to the vet. Though cleaning bulldog’s teeth at home could go a long way in preventing a lot of these ailments.
Check the Mouth Weekly
Once a week is sufficient for a mouth check. Let your dog face you, then lift his lips and give his gums and teeth a good inspection before attempting teeth brushing. The gums should not be white or red but pink with no signs of swelling. With regular teeth brushing his teeth should be clean, without any brownish tartar.
4 Easy Steps To Brush Your Bulldog’s Teeth
Taking these simple steps will make brushing a lot easier for you and your dog.
1. Firstly try and get your dog used to the idea. Gently massage her lips with your finger in a circular motion for 30 to 60 seconds once or twice a day for a few weeks.
2. Then move on to her teeth and gums.
3. A simple and effective paste to brush your Bulldog teeth is baking soda and water.
4.When your canine seems comfortable being touched this way then you can put some of the paste on her lips to get her used to the taste. Then you can introduce a toothbrush that has been designed especially for dogs. Toothbrushes that you can wear over your finger (or a clean piece of gauze) are also available and allow you to give a nice massage to your dog’s gums.
How to Brush
- Place the brush at a 45-degree angle to the teeth and brush in small, circular motions.
- The outside of the tooth usually has the most tartar, and giving a final downward stroke can help to remove it.
How often should you brush bulldog’s teeth?
Once you get the hang of it, once or twice a week will be sufficient.
Watch the bulldog teeth brushing video of Gus.
He is used to it and makes such a simply mundane routine seem exciting.
Wish you success in your next Bulldog teeth brushing session!