February is Pet Dental Health month, and just like with people, brushing your dog’s teeth is vital to maintaining proper dental health. A lot of people find brushing dog teeth to be a scary and daunting idea, so instead of trying, they just give the whole thing a big skip. Brushing your dog’s teeth is not that hard, once you know how to do it. We found a great video by the AKC that shows you how best to brush your dog’s teeth.

Always take precautions when brushing your dog’s teeth. If your dog is acting aggressive, it is better to err on the side of caution and have a professional brush their teeth. If you have never brushed your dog’s don’t expect to get their teeth all pearly white, what you are more trying to promote good healthy gums and decreased plaque and tartar build up. If you have concerns about your pets teeth, bring them in to our Albuquerque veterinary clinic on Menaul for a checkup.