TikTok vets Peter and Jaycee have gone viral online for sharing a video about the horrific consequences of not brushing your dog’s teeth regularly – and it’s making pet owners reach for their toothbrushes
Video not available
Keeping your dog’s teeth clean and healthy is often overlooked, but dental disease is very common in dogs and can be extremely uncomfortable.
vets Pete and Jaycee warn pet owners of the dire consequences of not brushing their dog’s teeth regularly.
The clip has garnered 5.3 million views and more than 1,500 comments, with some users admitting they didn’t know dogs needed to brush their teeth.
S register with us TeamDogs newsletter for your weekly dose of dog news, pictures and stories.
The 17-second footage shows Peter and Jaycee removing a clump of gray dirt from the upper teeth in the older dog’s mouth.
The “affected hair and food” falls off slightly, which many viewers describe as “satisfactory”.
Dozens of TikTokers admitted they’ve never picked up a dog toothbrush, with one saying, “I’ve never brushed my dog’s teeth and I’ve had him for 8 years and his teeth are great.”
Another agreed: “I’ve never brushed my dogs teeth but they are cleaner and whiter than mine.”
Peter and Jaycee encouraged people to brush their pet’s teeth regularly in the comments, explaining, “Not a lot of people think you have to do that.”
The duo also warned that the same can happen in cats and humans.
Luckily, many other TikTok users seemed to keep an eye on their dog’s dental health.
One person wrote: “I brush my pup’s teeth and he recently went to the dentist. His health is ALWAYS a top priority.”
Another said: “I brush my dogs teeth every day.”
How do I keep my dog’s teeth healthy?
According to the RSPCAYou should start brushing your dog’s teeth every day when he is a puppy and continue this routine into his adult life.
You should ask your vet to show you the best way, as different breeds have different jaw alignments.
Human toothpastes are not suitable for dogs and you can easily find dog-friendly toothpastes on the market.
Dental chews and treats are a great way to keep your dog’s teeth clean, as is a balanced diet.
What are the signs of gum disease in my dog?
Dental disease in dogs can come on suddenly or progress over time. You can look out for the following signs recommended by the RSPCA:
- insoles can accumulate on the teeth
- gums becomes damaged and bleeds
- When the mouth is infected, it emits a foul smell
- That sensitive Tooth root can be exposed and painful
- discolored Teeth that die and fall out
- Your dog can too refuse food have trouble eating or walking bloodstains in their shells
If your dog has any of these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
Do you have a story to tell? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/vet-shows-disgusting-outcome-owners-27050441 Vet reveals disgusting result of owners not brushing their dog's teeth