How often should you change your dog's toothbrush?
Best practices for pet hygiene and dog grooming
“How’s the dog brushing going?” I asked a couple of dog owners recently.
The uncomfortable look on both of their faces—pet owners of two different dogs—let me know all I needed to know.
I heard all the excuses in the world about how they just couldn’t figure it out: “She doesn’t like the toothpaste” and “She doesn’t want me near her teeth” and “I’ll just let a groomer do it.”
I can’t say I blame them. When I first adopted my Hound mix, I remember what it was like getting a confused puppy to sit still long enough for me to clip her nails and brush her teeth.
Still, the sooner you start, the easier it’ll get. Additionally, as with pet training, the more often the tooth brushing happens, the easier it’ll be to monitor chewing habits and know when to buy or replace new supplies. While most veterinarians emphasize brushing a dog’s teeth on a daily basis, the amount of time to switch toothbrushes gets overlooked. How often should dog toothbrushes be changed? Three months, according to the VCA Hospital, the same scheduling as humans. However, there are a few other tips to keep in mind for when dog toothbrushes should be changed sooner, along with other pet grooming cleanliness needs.