Four out of five dogs over the age of three have gum disease.
This is an old fashioned recipe, says Ihor Basko, DVM., a holistic veterinarian in Hawaii. Wet a toothbrush with two or three drops of hydrogen peroxide and dip it in baking soda. If your dog is not used to a toothbrush, try your finger or washcloth first, or try a pet finger toothbrush.
Hydrogen peroxide can also be used as an antiseptic for dogs. Whatever toothpaste you use, do not use human toothpaste, it may make your pooch or cat sick. Another vet advises baking soda may cause problems to your pet. I suggest to try a bit to see how your dog reacts if you try the homemade toothpaste. Proper dental care can add up to five years on your dog’s life.
How to Brush Your Pet’s Teeth
(Video is not by Basko, DVM)