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Experts claim that it's important to brush a dog's teeth every day (Image: Getty) An advice page from RSPCA website reads: ”Ask your vet first - before you start cleaning your dog's teeth, it's always best to ask your vet to show you the best way to do this.
Pitter patter. A large breed dog’s resting heart beats between 60 and 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats between 100-140. Comparatively, a resting human heart beats 60-100 times per minute.
“Different breeds show varying jaw alignments and how the teeth meet.“Brachycephalic dogs, like Pugs and Chihuahuas, have poorly aligned jaws, with crowded or absent teeth, and are therefore more likely to suffer from dental disease.”
Pet proof your house. To keep your pet healthy you should research what household products and foods can harm your pet. Make sure these are kept in secure locations so your pet cannot get into them.
The RSPCA encourages owners to start teeth cleaning when their dog is a puppy and brush their teeth everyday so they are used to it.
The experts say: “If you haven't done this before, gradually introduce it by having your finger near their mouth.
“Keep doing this and then slowly introduce brushing until this is natural.”