We want to keep our furry friends as healthy as possible. That’s why we make sure they get plenty of exercise, get regularly groomed and are eating right. But did you know that your dog’s oral health can impact their overall health, and that practicing good oral hygiene habits can have a positive impact on their well-being? So how often should you clean your dog’s teeth?

The Importance of Good Oral Hygiene

Without regular dental care, your dog has a greater risk of gum disease, which can make it difficult for them to eat. If left untreated can lead to bacteria spreading to the liver and kidneys. Other dental problems that can occur due to lack of proper oral care include:

  • Broken teeth and roots
  • Periodontal disease
  • Infected teeth
  • Plate defects

Luckily pet-friendly toothpaste, along with rawhide chews and certain dog treats can help create a complete oral care routine for your dog.

Healthy Teeth Begins with Brushing

So how often should you brush your dog’s teeth? The answer is as often as possible. Just like with humans, the most effective way to keep your dog’s teeth healthy is with regular brushing habits with a toothbrush and toothpaste. You can find a canine toothbrush at your local pet store and there are a variety of dog toothpastes to choose from, so you can find the one that’s right for you and your dog. Because developing a routine is important, here’s a few helpful steps to keeping your dog’s teeth healthy, shiny and clean.

Comfort Is Key

Because you don’t want to catch your dog by surprise and have them get defense, before you start brushing, make sure your dog is comfortable and at ease. 

Test the Toothpaste

Let your dog try the toothpaste. This will help you find out whether or not it’s the right one to use.

Try the Toothbrush

It may take some practice but it’s important to get your dog accustomed to the feeling of a toothbrush.

Ease into It

Start by brushing only a few teeth each day, gradually working up to more.

Positive Reinforcement

Reward your dog for being good with a treat or their favorite toy.

While it may take some practice and patience on your part before your dog is completely comfortable with having their teeth brushed, you’ll eventually get your dog accustomed to regular brushings.

Promoting Healthy Habits and Healthy Living

At Dog Day, Every Day! we believe in promoting a healthy lifestyle for our furry friends, that’s why we work hard to create a positive, active environment that promotes their well-being. We provide a wide range of services that cater to each dog’s unique needs. So enroll today or call us at 513-860-DOGS (3647).

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Fun Grooming Styles

Posted by Dawn Donaldson

Grooming your dog is an important part of keeping them healthy, but it can be fun, too. Finding a style that reflects your dog’s unique personality can seem difficult, but with so many options out there, it’s easier than you think. To help you find the cut that personifies your pet, here are a couple of fun grooming styles.

Avoid a Bad Hair Day

Nobody likes a bad hair day, so it’s important that when you’re choosing a new style, you find one that not only reflects your dog’s personality, but that style looks good, too. Because dogs vary in size and shape, they require different styles of grooming. Popular grooming styles include:

  • Retriever Cut

    This popular cut is great for curly haired dogs and keeps their coat short, about an inch in length.
  • Lamb Cut

    Hair on the body and head is trimmed short; perfect for warm summer months.
  • Poodle Cut

    Popular among dogs with a lot of fur, this cut keeps hair on the body short, while keeping it long around the top of the head and neck.
  • Kennel Cut

    This style keeps a dog’s fur the same length all over their body and is popular due to its low maintenance.

But what about a cut with a little bit more style and a lot more fun?

Try Something Fun

Rather than grooming your dog in the same style over and over, try breaking with your routine and trying something fun like:

  • Lion’s Mane

    Give your pooch the heart of a lion with a cut that keeps the hair on the half of your dog’s body long, for that trendy, king of the jungle look.
  • Top Knot

    This trend is popular with both people and dogs. This popular look will make your dog turn heads.
  • Mohawk

    While not everyone might be able to pull it off, your dog just might. Keep your dog rocking with this cool cut.
  • Updo

    This style works best on dogs with long hair, and has the added benefit of keeping hair out of their eyes.
  • Teddy Bear Cut

    This style keeps the hair around your dog’s face short while keeping the hair on the body long, for a cute and cuddly look.
  • The Magic Dragon

    Perfect for larger dogs, talk to your groomer about this colorful unique style.

These are just a some of the fun new styles you can try with your dog. Talk with your groomer about find a style that is best for you and your canine companion.

Talk to the Grooming Experts at Dog Day Every Day!

At Dog Day, Every Day! we’ve got the grooming experts to give your dog a cut that is cool and stylish. We provide a wide range of services that cater to each dog’s unique needs including spa treatments and doggy daycare. So, enroll your pet today or call us at 513-860-DOGS (3647) to schedule a grooming appointment.

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