What is wrong with this picture? Look closely and you'll see what an idiot I am... First of all, let me explain. When my fiancé and I were first told about brushing our dog's teeth we thought it was total rubbish and completely disregarded it. However, on our walk a few days ago we met another two Maltese and their owner who told us that one of hers had lost three teeth already and that their breed is prone to having bad teeth and gums. She also explained to us how she had recently started brushing their teeth each day as she was advised to by the vet.
Well, I certainly don't want Albi's teeth falling out so we quickly nipped to PetStop and got him a new tooth-brush and doggy tooth-paste. On opening the box, I then discovered the "No Brushing Necessary" logo on the tube...oops. What a waste of money! I ignored this and decided to try brushing Albi's teeth this evening, using a tiny amount on the tooth-brush and to put things simply...it was a bit of a struggle. I don't think Albi appreciated me groping around in his mouth! But there is a lot of hard yellow stuff on his back teeth which I feel can't be good. Any tips? I'm thinking it's probably best to just consult our vet and perhaps take him for a cleaning. Do any of you guys brush your dogs' teeth or do you think it's a silly fad?