When To Begin Brushing Your Puppy’s Teeth
As a puppy parent, you have a responsibility to care for your pet’s teeth the same way you care for yours. With this being said, you might wonder when the right time is to begin brushing your puppy’s teeth and if there are any tools will help ease into the process. Well to answer your question, it is never too early to start proper dental health care for your puppy, as it is extremely important that your pup is comfortable with teeth brushing at a young age. A puppy pouting statistic states that 80% of pups develop some degree of periodontal disease, the most common dental problem seen in pets, by the time they are 3 years of age. This unfortunate but very true statistic comes with much agony, but the only way to stop this from occurring in your canine companion is by preventing it from happening by brushing your pet’s teeth regularly.
Although there is no specific set time to start brushing your pup’s teeth, the sooner the better. Puppies begin to lose their teeth between the ages of 4 to 6 months, where their teeth fall out and their adult teeth come in and take over. Beginning to brush your pup’s teeth while they are 2 to 4 months of age before their adult teeth come in is essential to the health of their teeth, and is critical to getting your pup accustomed to a regular oral care routine. It will make your job 10 times easier when your pup is an adult and fully grown with their adult teeth. Next time you go brush your teeth, brush your pup’s teeth as well, and overtime a habit will be formed. Again, prevention is key, and it is up to you to maintain a healthy habit of regular teeth brushing to keep up your puppy’s dental health for years to come.
Beginning Brushing Your Pup’s Teeth Using the BiteBlock
Introducing our product, the BiteBlock, the tool that will help ease you into the process of brushing your pup’s teeth. Teething is a big part of puppy growth and something puppy parents will have to look out for. It is important to have tools that help with the dental hygiene process that works for both owners and their pups. This is where the BiteBlock comes in and comes in handy, as it helps the teeth brushing process work smoothly. While the pup bites down on it, it helps keep their mouth open and steady, making the frequent act of teeth brushing easy and effortless for owners. It is so important that you brush your pet’s teeth at minimum 3 times a week, as within 36 hours plaque can turn into tartar, something we want to avoid at all costs. Don’t forget, prevention is key.
As pets are often not accustomed to teeth cleanings, pets tend to be uncooperative while having their teeth brushed. Implementing regular brushing from a young age will get your pup habituated to a regular routine of oral care and be comfortable with accepting the BiteBlock in their mouth, something necessary for both you and your pup. A little effort now of progressively building up brushing sessions over time, will allow your pet to be more familiar with the dental care routine and save you a lifetime of expense in the future. Remember, the earlier you start brushing your pup’s teeth, the earlier their dental care routine becomes second nature to you and your pup.