Just like in humans, dog’s teeth also need looking after. Unlike humans they can’t tell you if they are having toothache or pains from their mouth. A dogs mouth means far more to them too, it is how they interact with the world, biting furniture, chewing sticks they find on the floor, destroying toys, eating all kinds of things they find..
As dog owners we are best placed to just keep their mouth in check (Easier said than done). Dogs can succumb to the same type of issues humans do as well, plaque, cavities, gingivitis, etc. Here at Staceys Dog Grooming we use the Emmi Pet ultrasonic teeth cleaning system.
Cleaning dogs teeth in an ideal world would happen every day, but as it will often be difficult chore we suggest doing it at least every month or two. If you get regular grooms it might be worth tying the teeth cleaning with these appointments.
The toothbrushes will need to be replaced and how often this needs to be done can differ from dog to dog. If they chew, or lick while getting their teeth cleaned this might wreck the bristles sooner than other dogs that just sit still. We usually say about 15-20 sessions for a brush but it really does depend on the dog.
Some dogs may be unable to use our service, if their teeth are too bad and they are in pain while we brush you may need to seek Vet treatments. Maybe they just wont stop chewing the toothbrush or worse our fingers! The toothbrush head can’t be refunded, but if we are unable to clean your dogs teeth then we will refund any sessions already paid for minus the cost of the brush.
The Ultrasonic Toothbrush by Emmi Pet. This is a state of the art toothbrush that vibrates the bristles 96 million times a minute! This high frequency is so fast that you can’t feel the movement, and it is absolutly silent when running. Because of this, it makes the teeth cleaning service great for dogs who are not happy with having their teeth scrubbed.
The magic occurs in the specially formulated toothpaste. When applied with the ultrasonic vibrations the toothpaste creates Nano Bubbles that continually form and pop. This popping action helps agitate and loosen the plaque from the teeth. For this popping action to be most effective and part of the benifits of the Emmi Pet system the toothbrush is actually held in place on each tooth individually rather than using a brushing action. The Nano bubbles are smaller than the bacteria themselves so can reach all the same places to move the bacteria out! For stubborn more built up plaque we would first scrape on it with the Emmi Pet scraper before continuing with the ‘brushing’. See below for prices on this service.
Below is the prices we have for the teeth cleaning. We hope it is clear to understand, but if you are struggling then by all means call to clarify : 07495496888 or to book in.
Pay as you go
1st Visit – 30mins – £30
Includes : Consultation, Personal Emmi PetToothbrush Head, Cleaning Session.
Additional Visits – 15mins – £15
Includes : Cleaning Session
Starter Plan – 1x 30mins + 5x 15mins – £90
Includes : Consultation, Personal Emmi Pet Toothbrush head, Cleaning Sessions
Bulk Plan – 10x 15mins – £120
Includes : Cleaning Sessions
* Toothbrush heads are none refundable items, and not covered under any warranty due to the nature of their use. If we are unable to perform the sessions on your dog due to behaviour or medical issues, a refund for the cleaning will be issued. We can’t confirm how good the results or how fast you will see them as each dog is different, along with outside factors effecting it.
Info : You keep hold of the toothbrush head and bring it with you to each appointment. New ones are replaced at the cost of £8. The toothbrush will need replacing every 15-20 appointments, *this is only an estimate and depends on how much your dog bites the bristles.
Home Maintenance Kit
1x Rope Toy
1x Bottle of Plaque fighting gel
1x Fresh Breath Spray
1x Pack of Denta Sticks
Info : Denta Sticks are firm rough surfaced treats made to have angular shapes and grooves. This is to help push up the teeth and rub against the plaque on the teeth. They are however no replacement for brushing and are just treats at heart. The gel is to be placed on the rope toy and then a good old game of tug’o’war. The teeth will sink into and around the rope toy which will be covered in the plaque fighting gel. The gel will get right down the gum line of the teeth without your hands and fingers being in danger of a chomp! Finish with a quick spray (1-2 squirts) for a nice minty fresh smelling breath.
All us dog owners want the best for our doggos, and we care for their wellbeing. Looking after their dental care should not be over looked. If you have Pet Insurance, it might be worth checking to see if it includes free dental care. If not we can help and at reasonable price.
There are the usual and obvious reasons to look after your dogs teeth.
There are the other more serious issues a dental care plan can help fight.
So what can you do?
Getting your dog on a dental plan is a good start, frequent regular brushing is the best treatment. Watching the types of food your dogs eat, just like humans, if they eat a lot of biscuits and cakes and left overs the sugars will break down the teeth’s enamel. Dog toys designed to help clean their teeth, often with lots of rubber prongs that when they bite will rub against their teeth. Something like the Rubber Toothbrush Toy Our home maintenance kit is a good choice with the plaque fighting gel on the rope toy to help clean teeth while they play.
If your dog is suffering quite bad with their teeth they may need to see the vet where they will be knocked out so the vet can get a really good clean on all the teeth unobstructed by a dog chewing and licking.