Bad breath isn't the only problem caused by poor dental hygiene, your dog could also suffer from gum inflammation, pain and tooth loss.
Not every dog will be happy with their teeth being brushed, so the good news is there are other ways you can keep their teeth and gums healthy.
1. Dental Chews
Dental chews will help to reduce plaque and tartar from your dog's teeth....and they're a tasty treat so they don't even know they're being healthy! Try Beaphar Dental Chews, available in 2 sizes for Small, or Medium to Large Dogs
2. Dental Treats
If your dog prefers softer treats, try VetIQ Dental Treats, they include creamy parsley and clove leaf oil for fresh breath wrapped in a crunchy pillow which helps to reduce plaque and tartar build up.
3. Water additives
Simply add to your pet's drinking water to reduce oral bacteria and prevent plaque and tartar build up. We have options available from Beaphar and VetIQ, both leading global pet brands.
4. Finger Toothbrush
If your dog isn't happy with a proper toothbrush you could try to clean their teeth with a finger toothbrush or wipe, giving you more control of where you clean. We have disposable and re-usable options available.
If your dog is eating less, has lost interest in dry food or chews, or their breath is bad we always recommend you book a dental check-up with your Vet to ensure there are no other underlying health conditions.