Virbac Dual-Ended Toothbrush for Dogs
The Virbac Dual-Ended Toothbrush has a long handle and reverse angle that allows for easy application.
Virbac's Dual Ended, long handled toothbrush has a reverse angle which allows for easy application.
- Tapered end conforms to pet’s mouth and teeth
- Dual-ended with a small brush on one end and a larger brush on the other end for large and small tooth surfaces
- Soft bristles ensure a gentle, well tolerated application
PackagingOne Dual Ended toothbrush
If you have never brushed your dog or cat's teeth before, you will need to be patient and put in some training time. It is best to start when the animal is young, but it's better late than never!
- Train by first using a clean cloth rather than a toothbrush.
- Gently pull up the lips so the teeth are exposed
- Hold a corner of the dampened cloth with your index finger and use a gentle, circular motion on the teeth and gums, while speaking to your pet in a calm and gentle manner.
- To start with, only do this for a few seconds, give the pet a favourite treat, and then repeat a couple of times.
- Each day, increase the time spent rubbing the teeth and gums until it approximates a good tooth brushing.
- You can then use a finger brush or toothbrush formulated especially for dogs or cats
- Squeeze some Virbac Toothpaste onto the brush and allow the dog or cat to lick it off.
- Add some more toothpaste.
- Pull the lip up and gently rub the brush against the gums and lips for a few seconds. As for the training period with the cloth, take it slowly and reward your pet after every few seconds of brushing to begin with.
- Brush every day if possible, or at the least twice a week. Try and pick a time that you know your pet is likely to be relaxed, eg after a long walk, and when the house is quiet.
Regular brushing of your pets' teeth can:
- prevent the formation of dental plaque.
- reduce the formation of tartar.
- reduce bad breath.