Hey everyone, I’m Dr. Mike, the Bow Tie Vet Guy. Today, I’m going to talk to you about brushing your dog’s teeth so their teeth are chickeny fresh. Okay, so I’m gonna give you just a little bit of science here. Maybe. Plaque is an invisible film that’s on our teeth, it’s on your pet’s teeth everybody gets it on their teeth and it’s made up of bacteria and glycoproteins and polysaccharides you can’t see it but if you leave it on there it can become tartar and then calculus which are big clumps of brown gunky chunky stuff on some pets teeth that you see. Now, if that gets up under the gum we’re gonna have white blood cells coming in and they’re gonna try to fight off that infection that is growing from all those bacteria and all those chemicals that are released by those bacteria And the white blood cells are gonna actually release some chemicals themselves like cytokines and interleukins that call other white blood cells to the fight. Now if it get’s way up in there or get under the gum into periodontal ligament and that causes periodontitis that’s where you can get actually loose teeth and it gets up into the bone and you’re going to have osteoclasts that are trying to eat away at the bone to try and fight that infection in any of the top and then you have pus coming out of the teeth the teeth are falling out and it smells terrible. Very easy to take care of because all that because all that starts with plaque and the plaque you can just wipe off. with this. I’m going to show you how we brush dog’s teeth. And this is what I tell people find a toothpaste that they like the taste of this one is poultry flavored So it makes everything chickeny fresh And for the first week all you’re going to do is when you brush your teeth at night, which I hope you brush your teeth at night, right? I know. We’re going to just ask them to come in and can you sit? You know how to sit? You don’t even have to have them sit. Can you sit? Good sit. And then your gonna go like this. I’m gonna say “Oh my goodness. Is that good stuff? Do you like it? My gosh, we’re gonna brush your teeth. Yay, we’re brushing your teeth. Yay! Good job. You did it. Yay.” That’s week one. Week two, Is like this. “Hey, we’re gonna brush your teeth. You want to brush your teeth? Here we go. Yay, we’re brushing your teeth. Yay.” And that’s all you do until You go over to Yes. Chickeny fresh. Until, you go to get everything ready and all of a sudden you look down and there’s a little dog going “What about me? What about me? What about me? Then you can go to the next phase. The next phase is your going to put it on a little toothbrush Like this. I even like little kid’s tooth brushes. Like this. Soft bristles. and you just put a smear on here. And you say, “here you go.” And they lick it right off there. Oh, good brush teeth. That’s week three. Week four. another schmear and maybe you’re chewing on it a little bit. Oh, that’s so good. Yay, brush teeth. Week 5. Brushing teeth and we’re going to go scrub scrub. And we’re gonna go scrub scrub. And then week 6 is “We’re brushing your teeth. Yay.” Scrub, scrub, scrub. Yay, and scrub, scrub, scrub. And, yay. And that’s it. Even that would make a difference. So, that is how you get them used to it. The game you’re playing is how much can I do and have them still like it? If at any point they don’t like it and they run off Then you back up a step. But every day is the most important thing. Yay Birdie. You were so good. Nailed it. I think that was the best one. Whatever.