When it comes to our pets we always want the best for him or her. A very popular pet across the world is the ever friendly dog. In our previous piece we discussed brushing your dog’s teeth and whether or not you should do it on a daily basis. Now that we have touched base with how to brush their teeth and how often to brush their teeth, we will be discussing what toothbrushes are going to be the best options for your furry companion. Not all toothbrushes are the same and you should never use the human toothbrush or human toothpaste on your dog’s mouth.
When it comes down to the type of toothbrush you choose for your dog, you need to first find one that is specifically designed for dogs. A good starting place is the size of the brush itself. The size of your brush will greatly depend on the size of your dog. You do not want to get something too big or too small for your dog’s mouth. Most companies will give you an idea of sizing on the back of their packaging in terms of weight. Sometimes you can even find variety packs with different sizes. Once you have found the right size for your dog, you should also make sure to find one with a long handle.
It is good to have a brush that is the proper size, but you also need to make sure that the handle is longer as well. Having a doggy toothbrush with a long handle will benefit both you and your dog. Longer handle toothbrushes make it much easier for you to reach all of the teeth in your dog’s mouth. It can also be easier and a bit more comfortable for your dog. The longer handle on the brush also helps you out by making the job of teeth brushing so much faster. The next aspect that you should look at is the actual head of the toothbrush.
The next key feature that you should look for in a doggy toothbrush is the angle of the head. Dog tooth brushes that have angled heads are the best option for your dog’s mouth. Having that special angle can make brushing your pup’s teeth very quick. You will also have more control when it comes to scrubbing each tooth. An angled head also ensures that you will be able to reach every spot as well. You also need to make sure that the bristles of the toothbrush are very soft. Your dog’s mouth is much more sensitive than our own.
Another option that you could go with is a multi-head brush. This may sound rather odd, but it is simply a brush head with two or three sets of bristles attached to it. This toothbrush is actually kind of cool and definitely unique. How this interesting tool is supposed to work is that the bristle surrounds the tooth individually so you can clean and scrub all sides at one time. The idea of this concept is clever, but with one flaw. These bristles are not going to fit properly for every dog. While it is a great idea to help out dog owners, it is not always guaranteed to work for every dog.
You can also find toothbrushes that go on the end of your finger as well. These little gadgets are known as figure brushes. The whole idea of this type of brush is that you can easily reach every spot in your dog’s mouth since you are using your finger as the handle for the head. One problem with this tool is that it is a “one size fits all” device. These brush heads can be rather small so most people’s fingers probably will not fit.
Overall when it comes to toothbrushes for dogs you really should look more towards long handled toothbrushes that have angles heads, soft bristles, and of course you need to make sure that your brush is the proper size for your dog. Not only are these easily re-usable, but they are easily to clean. They are also not very expensive. You can also get a double ended toothbrush which is great for people who have more than one dog that are different sizes. Most have a longer end and a shorter end. Make sure that you always do your research on brands and different types to find the best option for you and your dog.