Q & A – How often should I clean my dog’s teeth?

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Cleaning your dog’s teeth is an important part of maintaining their overall health and preventing dental issues such as gum disease and tooth decay. 4 Paws Pantry & Spa have some general guidelines for how often you should clean your dog’s teeth:


  • Daily Brushing: Ideally, you should aim to brush your dog’s teeth every day. (Twice a day if possible) This helps to remove plaque and prevent tartar buildup, which can lead to dental problems over time. Use a toothbrush and toothpaste specifically designed for dogs, as human toothpaste can be harmful to them. We have a lot of good options in store, and our trained staff can help answer any questions you have about our products.


  • Supplementary Dental Care: In addition to brushing, you can also provide your dog with dental chews, toys, or treats that are designed to help clean their teeth and promote good oral health. We have a plethora of amazing toys, chews and treats in store to help keep your dog’s teeth clean on the days we may forget to brush. Be sure to ask our staff at 4 Paws which options are available that help clean teeth and gums!


  • Monitor Dental Health: Keep an eye on your dog’s teeth and gums for any signs of dental problems such as bad breath, swollen or bleeding gums, discolored teeth, or difficulty chewing. If you notice any issues, consult your veterinarian promptly for advice and treatment.


The bottom line is to make dental health a priority for your pet’s health. Healthy teeth and gums—just like what we need as humans—are essential to a happy, healthy, long life. As with anything, if you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to our staff via phone, email, or by stopping by our Olathe pet store to say hello!

If you’re still curious for more information, check out our YouTube video on how to properly brush a dog’s teeth! https://youtu.be/guFoLqkh3oY

If you’re interested to learn more about Raw Bones, check out this previous article written by 4 Paws Pantry & Spa Owner, Debra!

Below you’ll find a list of products we carry in store that will help you keep your pet’s teeth and gums healthy and clean when not brushing.


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Plaque off System – Dental Care Bones

Dental Care Bones are the only chews on the market that contain the 100% natural and clinically proven A.N ProDen™. Dental Care Bones help oral problems with double action – ProDen PlaqueOff System™ and the bone’s unique shape helps to prevent new plaque and tartar from forming when used as directed, resulting in a fresher breath. They also contain omega 3 and 6 fatty acids and antioxidants that support immune health. The Veggie flavor is made out of a vegan recipe and is the perfect reward for your dog to relax with.

(Taken from Plaque Off)


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Happy Teeth – Gentle on Dental

These all-natural, once-a-day chews feature a unique, loofah-like texture that’s designed to gently scrub teeth and gums while helping to reduce tartar and plaque buildup. They’re easily digestible, and they’re free from artificial flavors, preservatives, and binding agents. These chews will help your paw-some pup exercise his jaws and clean his teeth, all while keeping him pleasantly entertained!

(Taken from Himalayan Pet Supply)





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Primal Raw Beef Marrow Bones

A long lasting and entertaining raw treat! Beef Marrow Raw Recreational Bones are available in single packs (Small, Medium, or Large) and in a 6 pack. Small Beef Marrow Bones are suitable for cats and small dogs, while larger bones can be served to dogs based on their size.

(Taken from Primal)



Other Items In Store:

ProDental Toothbrush

Tropiclean Fresh Breath – With Gel

Plaque Off Powder

EZ Dog Toothpaste

OraZn Pet Oral Care