Dogs breath can smell pretty bad and owners will do almost anything to freshen it, including using human toothpaste to brush their four-legged fiends teeth. But, this is something that no pet owner should do. In fact, many UK veterinarians ae issuing warnings to pet owners advising them against using human toothpaste on their pets. There are ingredients inside of human toothpaste that can be toxic to the pet and that is why it is important not to use it on your pet.
- Unfortunately, many pet parents think doggy breathe is the norm, rather than realizing that it can indicate a serious health issue for their pet.
- Plaque and tartar buildup can cause permanent damage to your pet’s teeth and even cause potential cardiac damage.
- Recreational bones and chews can go a long way towards keeping a dog’s teeth healthy.
“In the U.K., the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) is warning pet parents not to use human toothpaste when they brush their dog’s teeth.”