|Must you do this? Aren’t yearly tooth cleanings with your vet enough? Yes and no, respectively. Great dog owners brush their dogs’ teeth every day from puppyhood. Buy a vet-recommended brand of paste and brush. Then brush consistently and gently, according to package directions. (Yes, it gets easier as your dog gets resigned to toothbrushing sessions.)
As your dog ages, the importance of dental health increases and her degree of tolerance for anesthesia decreases. Good lifetime dental hygiene means you should never have to decide between the danger of anesthesia and the toxic effects of an infected tooth.
September 15th, 2011