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Brushing your pet’s teeth at home

Teach your pets to love having their teeth brushed in just 7 days!

DAY 1

Gently stroke the outside of your pet’s cheeks with your finger only (no brush) and slowly lift the lip for about 30 seconds.

DAY 2

Repeat as above and also place a small amount of toothpaste on the end of your finger and let your pet sample it.

DAY 3

Repeat Day 2 but this time gently run your finger or finger toothbrush and a small amount of toothpaste over your pet’s teeth for 30-45 seconds.

DAY 4

Repeat Day 3 adding 15 seconds time to running your finger or finger toothbrush over your pet’s teeth.

DAY 5

If all is going well run your finger over the teeth for 30 seconds and then gently insert the brush and again run over teeth for 30 seconds.

DAY 6

Repeat as Day 5 and increase the time by 30 seconds.

DAY 7

By this time you should be aiming to spend at least one minute on each side of the mouth.

 

Reward with praise and a healthy treat at the end of each session.
 

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