Pet Refusing Toothbrushing? Try These Alternatives!

Pet Refusing Toothbrushing? Try These Alternatives!

Is your pet absolutely refusing to have their teeth brushed? If so, there are ways you can teach them to accept toothbrushing.

In the meantime, however, here are some other things you can do if trying to brush your pet’s teeth is really challenging.


Tooth Brushing Alternatives


  • Natural dental chews. These safe alternatives to dental chews on the market are more healthy for your pets and help naturally clean their teeth.


  • A product like OraVet gel. It comes as a gel application you can put around your pet’s teeth and gum line that helps kill bacteria.


  • Dental sprays. There are products that you can add into your pet’s water for a natural cleansing. There are also dental sprays which you can use directly in your pet’s mouth to help reduce bacteria.


So, remember that toothbrushing is number one, but if you can’t get your pet to accept toothbrushing, these are some great alternatives that will help keep your pet’s mouth healthy and clean.

If your pet tolerates toothbrushing, these options make a great addition to include in their weekly dental hygiene routine.

Keep those pets healthy and happy everyone!


April Arguin A.S., C.P.N., P.M.H.