Lola having a tough time with her kibble? Water it down. Some dogs have sensitive teeth. By adding a little water to their eat bowl, it softens up the morsels and makes them easier to eat. Canned food is an easy way around this.
Want to get rover used to teeth brushing? Buy a rope chew toy and smother it in toothpaste. Chewing will get him used to the taste.
Trouble brushing their teeth? Buy finger brushes. You can slip them on your finger and rub it on their teeth.
Keep a Dog First Aid Kit. These are basics you should always have on hand.
- Your Kit Should Contain
- Absorbent gauze pads
- Adhesive tape
- Cotton balls or swabs
- Fresh 3% hydrogen peroxide to induce vomiting (always check with veterinarian or animal poison control expert before giving to your pet)
- Ice pack
- Disposable gloves
- Scissors with blunt end
- OTC antibiotic ointment
- Oral syringe or turkey baster
- Liquid dishwashing detergent (for bathing)
- Small flashlight
- Alcohol wipes
- Styptic powder
- Saline eye solution
- Artificial tear gel
- Phone number, clinic name, address of your veterinarian as well as local veterinary emergency clinics.