So you have decided to help your pet achieve great dental health by regularly brushing his or her teeth? Congratulations, that’s a great first step! Don’t derail your good intentions by using the wrong toothpaste. When brushing your dog or cat’s teeth, it is important to use a toothpaste formulated specifically for pets.
Remember that pets can’t spit or rinse after brushing, so they end up swallowing the toothpaste. Toothpaste formulated for humans has fluoride and foaming agents which are not good for your pet.
Pet toothpaste comes in different flavors such as beef or poultry that is palatable for pets, is non-foaming, and is safe when swallowed by your dog or cat. Additionally, pet toothpaste such as C.E.T. Enzymatic Toothpaste contains enzymes that provide an antibacterial action, and helps to eliminate bad breath. Because pet toothpaste is tasty, your dog or cat may actually end up looking forward to tooth-brushing time!
Do you brush your pet’s teeth?