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Mouth Drops for Dogs

A natural herbal oral supplement that aids in eliminating bad breath, gingivitis, and helps combat bacterial infections of the mouth and helps guard against tooth decay and plaque.

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How to start dog and cat teeth cleaning at home?

Pet Care Tips 3 min read
Photo of a hand holding a green toothbrush inside the mouth of a black and white dog to represent teeth brushing your pets at home.

There’s more to pet dental health than shiny white teeth and fresh breath. After your furkiddo eats, some leftovers can deposit and build up between the teeth. If this food is not removed, it opens the door for bacteria to grow and cause something as simple as bad breath or as severe as stomatitis. Therefore, dog and cat teeth cleaning at home can go a long way toward proactive support against dental diseases.

Why is pet dental health important?

Gingivitis, inflammation, and bad breath are only a few of the complications that can result from a lack of dental hygiene, care, and prevention. It all starts with tartars! Considered the tip of the iceberg, they are formed from the bacteria that accumulate in the gum line. They start off as bacterial plaques, which are soft deposits. Over time, these plaques become more rigid and turn into tartar.

Mouth Drops works similarly to mouthwash for humans and should be used with regular teeth brushing.

In addition to having bad breath, the lack of dog and cat teeth cleaning can also lead to abscesses, gum infections, and tooth loss. Improper dental hygiene can get even worse when bacteria penetrate the bloodstream. This can generate inflammation in other organs, such as the heart, kidneys, liver, and lungs.

NHV Mouth Drops can be a great addition to your little one’s oral hygiene regimen. This herbal oral disinfectant aids in eliminating bad breath and gingivitis. Mouth Drops can also help combat bacterial infections of the mouth and guard against tooth decay and plaque.

In any case, brushing should be a habit introduced when your pup or kitty is still young. We recommend using a vet-approved toothbrush, which is efficient yet gentle. Brushing your dog or cat’s teeth once a day or at least three times a week would be best. Long periods without brushing your furkiddo’s teeth can cause plaque to build up, making the removal more difficult.

Dog and cat teeth cleaning pro tips

Photo of someone using their fingertips for dog and cat teeth cleaning.

We are constantly inspired by how the furmilies we help go above and beyond for their little ones. But sometimes, even the pet parents with the best intentions can make mistakes when caring for their little one’s oral health. And the first step to fixing these issues is educating yourself on simple ways to implement dog and cat teeth cleaning and overall oral hygiene at home.

  • Choosing the right materials: One serious mistake is using human toothpaste, which is very toxic for pets. Using baking soda is also a big no-no since it can upset your little one’s stomach. Always give preference to pet-specific products formulated and tested by veterinarians and pet experts. Toothpaste for dogs and cats is produced from ingredients that aren’t toxic for them but just as effective at fighting bacteria and helping prevent tartar. 
  • Be gentle: Brush through all the pet’s teeth gently. You don’t need to push hard, as it can hurt the gum, be very gentle and patient. If you don’t have a toothbrush, you can use your fingertip with vet-approved toothpaste. We share more tips on how to brush your little one’s teeth here
  • Diet for oral health: Offering a balanced and quality diet is extremely important. Avoid sweets and foods that are not appropriate for dogs. In addition to being extremely toxic, those types of food can damage the layer that protects your fur friend’s teeth. 
  • Making dental hygiene fun: Some types of treats can be added to your furkiddo’s regimen, to help keep their teeth clean while stimulating their natural instincts. However, check if they are vet-approved and offer the benefits claimed. As for the toys, ensure that the material is gentle and does not hurt your little one’s mouth. Sharp pointy toys or with tough exteriors can injure their tongue and gums.

We hope this has been helpful! Thank you so much for always prioritizing your little one’s health and wanting to be hands-on with their oral care. Please know that the pet experts and I are always here to answer any questions you may have. Not only about dental health, but anything related to your furkiddo.

Dr. Amanda Nascimento DVM, MVSc, PhD

Dr. Amanda Nascimento DVM, MVSc, PhD

Dr. Amanda completed her undergraduate degree in veterinary medicine in 2010 and graduate studies in veterinary pathology (MVSc. 2012 and PhD 2016) at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of São Paulo. She completed her post-doctoral training at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine – University of Saskatchewan in 2018. Dr. Nascimento will be hosting her own blog series and sharing her knowledge with our extended NHV family.

Published: February 3, 2023

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