Regular brushing of your dog or cat’s teeth is a great step towards maintaining their dental health. But in doing so, don’t make the mistake of using the wrong toothpaste. When brushing your pet’s teeth, make sure you use toothpaste that is specifically formulated for pets.
Since pets can’t spit or rinse after brushing, they usually swallow the toothpaste. Toothpaste formulated for humans contains fluoride and foaming agents that aren’t good for your pet.
Pet toothpaste is available in a variety of flavors such as beef or poultry that is palatable for pets, non-foaming, and safe when ingested by your dog or cat. Additionally, pet toothpaste such as C.E.T. Enzymatic Toothpaste contains antibacterial enzymes that help eliminate bad breath. And because pet toothpaste is tasty to your pet, he or she may actually end up looking forward to tooth-brushing time!