After a rocky start to his life, Ronnie is really happy now he lives here with us. He seems to be anyway. And since coming to live with us I’ve done everything I can to make his forever home the best one possible. From awesome toys, long dog walks and super comfy beds to sleep on to his diet and health and everything in between.
I’ve made sure we are feeding him the best food we possibly can, to keep him fit and healthy. He is up to date with all his vaccinations and he gets regular baths to get rid of all the mud he accumulates on his walks (who thought a white dog was a good idea?). Also, nobody wants to cuddle a smelly dog, despite how good looking they are. We’ve also been doing our best to look after those huge pearly whites he has.
Ronnie is still quite young so his teeth are still beautifully white and healthy. Which means he also has lovely breath, which is a bonus as he’s partial to a sneaky kiss every now and again. I’m sure he knows I hate it.
But keeping his teeth this way takes work, they aren’t going to look after themselves. Like humans, dogs are prone to gum disease, in fact, research shows that 4 out of 5 dogs over the age of three have gum disease. That’s 80% of dogs, how crazy is that? Gum disease is awful for anyone and can cause pain and discomfort which unlike a human, your dog can’t tell you about.
But panic not, there are a few ways you can help to keep your dogs’ teeth clean, the first one being the same as how us humans do it. Brushing! Now I’m not sure how well you know Ronnie, but after reading up on dog teeth cleaning, I quickly decided that brushing is not something I think will go down well. He’s a giant puppy really and I know for a fact he would think it was an awesome game. Cue toothbrush stealing and utter chaos. He’s way too big to even try and wrestle into a toothbrushing situation, so we have opted for option two, Dentastix.
These handy little treats are ever so delicious but they have also been cleverly designed to help reduce the build-up of tartar and keep teeth healthy, whilst also providing essential nutrients for your pooch.
Ronnie absolutely loves them and is quite happy to ‘brush his teeth’ once a day. And I’m even more happy that I have a way to keep his breath smelling lovely and his teeth perfectly white without having to get him in the headlock. It’s a win-win situation and I know we are doing the best for him from teeth to tail.
Now I just need to work out how to get Luca to enjoy brushing his teeth.
*disclaimer* this post is a collaboration with pedigree, but all thoughts are my own. for additional dental care information, you can read the following pedigree reviews article for tips and advice