Your Pet's Mouth Is the
Gateway to Good Health

Having your pet's teeth cleaned at Animal Kind is an important part of keeping him or her healthy. "Dog breath" isn't a normal condition but a sign that there are problems. Bacteria in your pet's mouth can get into the bloodstream and damage organs such as the kidneys, lungs, heart, or liver.

After a cleaning, following up at home is important. We are happy to take the time to make recommendations about products that you can use such as special chews or special diets that help to keep teeth clean and reduce a build-up of tartar, calculus, and bacteria.

Brushing Your Petís Teeth

There is another important component that you can do at home to keep your petís teeth clean and free of bacteria. By using this step-by-step process, your pet can learn to enjoy having his or her teeth brushed.

  • Prepare your pet by rubbing his or her gums every day and reward with a treat. Your pet will learn that this is an activity to look forward to.
  • After a week or so, put some special pet toothpaste on your finger and rub the teeth and gums. Let your pet taste it and give lots of praise.
  • Once your pet has become accustomed to having your finger in his or her mouth, try using the toothbrush with the paste.

Keep at it! Your pet will thank you.

For more information on dental care see our pages on Advanced Dental Care and Non-Anesthetic Dental Cleaning.