Oral hygiene is a very important, but often neglected aspect of caring for Great Danes. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, 80 percent of dogs show signs of oral disease by age 3.
With that, let’s jump in to take a look at our favorite products for keeping a Great Dane’s teeth and gums healthy.
toothbrush for Great Danes
A giant dog deserves an adequately sized
We have found that toothbrushes with longer handles make reaching those back corners of their mouth that much easier. This particular set comes with not only a long-handled brush, but also pet toothpaste and finger brushes if you find that route to be more convenient.
Check the current price of this toothbrush kit on Amazon.com.
Even if you start brushing their teeth at a young age, some Great Dane’s just never get used to the brushing sensation. Who knows, maybe they just don’t like having things poked around their mouth!
For these situations, you can also resort to using dental gels, sprays, toothwipes, enzymatic solutions, and dental chews as ways of fighting dental disease.
Take a look at the products below to help get an idea as to which you think will be best for you and your Great Dane. What ever you think that you’ll be able to keep up with consistently will be the best option for the long-run.
Best oral spray
We recommend the PetsLife Oral Care Gel. It uses all-natural ingredients to fight gum disease and bad breath at once!
Simply spray the solution on your Dane’s teeth and let it work it’s magic for 30-minutes before allowing them to eat or drink. After getting the plaque back under control, it usually only requires an application 2-3 times per week.
Best oral gel
We stick by PetsLife as our trusted brand and go with their Oral Care Gel. It’s also made of all-natural ingredients for the prevention of gum disease and bad breath.
While the spray can be applied directly from the bottle, you’ll need to put some of the gel on your finger and wipe it across their teeth and gums for application. You’ll once again need to let the gel work its magic with the interference of water or food for 30 minutes to get the best results.
In this category, we recommend the Petkin Plaque Toothwipes. As the name entails, use these medicated wipes to swipe across your Great Dane’s teeth and gums.
It also contains a small amount of baking soda to help combat bad breath, and does not require rinsing afterwards.
Best enzymatic solution
In this category of pet supplies, Ark Naturals Plaque-Zapper is the go-to product. The beauty of enzymatic solutions is that they require no manual work on your part to clean your dog’s teeth.
Simply add the enzymatic powder packet to your dog’s water and let it work it’s magic as your Great Dane drinks water throughout the day. The powder has no taste, and should not interfere with your dog’s regular eating or drinking habits.
Best dental chew
Dental chews are one final approach to keeping your Dane’s teeth clean. Their chewy consistency helps to rub plaque, tartar, and other buildup off their teeth and gums during chewing.
Not only will your dog’s teeth get cleaner in the process, but they’ll have fun chewing on a new treat for short amount of time as well 🙂
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