How to brush your pet’s teeth

Buy a dog-safe enzymatic toothpaste and a soft bristle, long-handled toothbrush

STEP 1: Put the toothpaste on your finger and allow your dog to lick it, then rub it over the gums and teeth to get them used to the sensation.

STEP 2: Put the toothpaste on the toothbrush and allow your dog to lick it, then begin to brush their teeth. If your pet pulls away, let them settle and provide treats to keep the experience positive. Continue brushing – use circular motions with minimal pressure.

STEP 3: Wipe off their mouth with any excess toothpaste and provide treats as a reward for your pet after the toothbrushing.