Dental Care

Dental Disease

Oral disease is the most frequently diagnosed health issue for dogs over 2 1/2 to 3 years of age. Over 80% will suffer from this preventable problem.

Plaque – Bacteria and proteins from saliva stick to the tooth and form plaque which constantly coats the teeth. 

It is soft, off-white in colour and can be easily wiped or brushed from tooth surface.

Tartar – Within 48-72 hours, calcium salts are deposited in this plaque film and turned into tartar.

It is a hard yellow-brown crust that cannot be wiped or brushed off. It must be carefully scrap off.

Tartar advances under the gum line and starts a prices called periodontal disease.

Periodontal Disease
Can cause thickening of gums, receding gums, loss of bone from the socket of the tooth, weakening of ligaments holding tooth in the socket. It also results in bad breath, discomfort, infection and eventual loss of tooth.

Signs of Periodontal Disease
* Halitosis
* Discoloration caused by tartar
* Difficulty in chewing or swallowing
* Drooling
* Rapid jaw or tongue movements
* Loose teeth
* Loss of teeth
* Bleeding of the gum
* Thickening of gums
* Nasal discharge

What you can do:
* Brush your fur baby’s teeth often. Preferably once a day.
* Schedule a dental check with your vet. If there’s a need, do a dental scaling.

Dental Products

1. Virbac CET Toothpaste
Comes in malt, poultry & vanilla mint.
We personally love the vanilla mint for a fresher breath on our fur babies.
It does not have any foaming agents and it’s safe to consume. Contains dual enzyme system to inhibit forming of plaque.
Suitable for both dog and cat.

2. Toothbrush
What’s toothpaste without a toothbrush? They come as a pair.
We prefer soft bristles toothbrush for the gentleness towards the gums.
Using the right size toothbrush plays a part too. Regular brushing helps reduce plaque and tartar.

3. Alma Crystal
One of our recent favourite for daily use, twice a day. Alma Crystal is gel form of Alma Water. Shake it well and watch the gel turn into water! It have antibacterial properties that kills any harmful dental bacteria which reduces plaque and tartar. The best part of this product, it reduces bad breath.

With consistent use, you’ll notice the tartar fall off easily. We’re speaking from experience. Tried & tested.

Can be used daily.

4. Alma Diamond
It consists of Alma Crystal & natural fossilised coral powder. Alma Crystal helps loosen the tartar while the fossilised coral powder gives the whitening effect and help mend the tooth surface.

Recommended to be use once every 2-3 days.

Product Usage

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Oral Hygiene: Brushing Your Pet’s Teeth

Many owners do not know the importance of maintaining their pet’s oral hygiene. The majority don’t brush their pet’s teeth at all during the pet’s entire life time. While some only had the teeth brushed only during their pet’s grooming session. Apparently, this isn’t enough to maintain proper oral care.

Tools To Aid Proper Oral Care

  • Pet toothpaste (do not use human’s toothpaste as it is not edible and the foams irritate your pet’s stomach)
  • Oral gel to wipe or brush the teeth
  • Pet toothbrush
  • Solutions to be applied to the tooth

How To Brush Your Pet’s Teeth

It is advisable to set a regular routine to have your pet’s teeth brushed. It would be good to have a daily routine, however, if your pet’s teeth seem healthy, three times a week is fine. Although many pets are reluctant to have their teeth brushed by struggling or attempting to snap, all of these can be trained.

Before you start brushing your pet’s teeth, prepare the things that you need.

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Treats (rewards as positive training purpose)

Our aim and goal are all the same, and that is to allow your pets to enjoy brushing their teeth. We want them to see this regular routine as a way of enjoyment rather than a torture.

Step 1: Get both yourself and your pet into a comfortable position. Touch their muzzle gently. Let them get used to you touch their mouth area. Reward them with treats or praises if there’s positive response. Slowly move to opening the mouth and reward them for a positive response.

Step 2: Introduce them the toothbrush by letting them smell and get close to it. If they seem calm, reward them with the treats. Next, slowly insert the toothbrush gently into its mouth and gently brush (without toothpaste). Reward if positive behavior is shown. This step may take some time for your pet to get used to it. It is OK if it takes days or weeks, be patient as this may be a new experience for them.

Step 3: Once they’re OK with step 2, introduce them the toothpaste. It is OK to let them taste the toothpaste. Reward for good behavior.

Step 4: It’s time to start brushing their teeth with both the toothbrush and toothpaste together. Remember to do it often to prevent gum diseases, tartar, and plaque.