“ Brand: Beaphar / Type: Dog Toothpaste „
My Roti had a few teeth out after and the vet advised me to clean his teeth regularly after then. I bought the doggie tooth brush and this doggie tooth paste and tried to brush his teeth but it turn out to be a waste of time! He hated the favour and just clamped his jaws together and his lips around his teeth when he saw me reach for it.
It is about £5 per tube at pets a home so not a cheap thing. I ended up buying come cheap human tooth paste and just usi g a tiny bit if that instead. Not worth th money at all when you cn buy some tesco value paste for about 50p and use that!
They say dogs prefere this as it beef flavour but if the smell is anything to go by it is no where near beef flavour!!
I wouldn't buy this again as I wasted the last tube. I think it is important to brush dogs teeth but it doesn't have to cost the earth.
My dog gives this the paws down
I have been brushing my dog's teeth ever since she was a little puppy as I think it is important for owners to take responsible action concerning their dog's oral hygiene just as they would with their own. This not only prevents teeth rotting and making it difficult for your dog to chew their food but it also ends up saving money on vets bills when your dog will need to have teeth removed.
You aren't supposed to use human toothpaste on dogs teeth as it can damage their gums. I always buy specially formulated toothpaste that is designed especially for dogs. Bephar toothpaste has special enzymes in it which are formulated especially for dogs to help break down plaque from their teeth and keep them clean and healthy. It also contains chlorophyll in it to help combat bad breath.
To brush your dog's teeth is just the same routine as you would do for yourself. Put a small amount on a toothbrush (I have a finger brush which makes it much easier) and then GENTLY brush the teeth as thoroughly as you can.
This toothpaste doesn't foam up like human toothpaste and won't fill your dog's mouth with foam so it does make it a little easier to see what you are doing.
The toothpaste is meat flavoured which is a bit disgusting but it actually does help combat my dog's bad breath. Straight after she gets excited and tries to kiss me and I can smell the toothpaste but later when she yawns or pants on me I can smell no trace of a meat smell and her breath smells a lot fresher.
This toothpaste costs me £3.99 in my local pet store for a 100 gram tube and my dog loves the flavour of it. The tube also lasts for ages before I need to buy a new one.
I would really recommend this toothpaste since my dog seems to enjoy the flavour and never tries to stop me from cleaning her teeth.
I had never used toothpaste or in fact any kind of dental product on my dog until the vet warned me that my dog's teeth had lots of plaque on them which she needed to remove. I was amazed at how much there was and how hard it was to remove. After a pep talk and a warning about the cost of tooth removal etc I was sold on doggy tooth care. She advised me to try 2 products. This review is about 1 of them.
Dog a Dent is a meaty tasting tooth-paste especially developed for dogs. It has ingredients which break down plaque and help prevent further build up. This in turn helps to get rid of the bacteria which cause bad breath -pretty much the same as in human teeth really. I bought mine in my local pet store for around £3 a tube. My vet also sells it and you can get it on-line from a variety of sellers on Ebay, Amazon and specific pet sites.
==How to use==
I 'try' to use it daily but because my dog isn't that happy about it I do not always succeed! I use it with a finger brush now; it looks like a big rubber thimble with small bristles on. I used to use a proper doggie toothbrush but found that inflexibility of that even more frustrating. The special dog tooth-brush is, as sturdy, if not more sturdier than a human tooth-brush which makes it really tricky to manoeuvre round a wriggling dog's mouth. Put a small amount on the thimble or brush and rub across the teeth like you would brushing your own teeth, this takes time to master so keep with it.
My dog is getting used to it now, although she still tries to hide, bite or run away whenever she sees the 'toothbrush'. I use it in combination with a product which I sprinkle on her food as this also breaks down plaque.(see other review ) I would struggle to do as well as I am with just the toothpaste and brush as my dog isn't that receptive to the toothbrush method. If used on its own you would have to have a very calm dog, it is suggested you start from a puppy which I didn't so this could be something to think about.