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How to Clean Your Dogs Teeth

There are a number of ways you can clean your dog’s teeth. First of all, make sure you only use products that are specifically made for dogs (don’t even think about using Colgate)! You can use a brush and dog toothpaste or wipes. If you can’t seem to brush your dog’s teeth, go ahead and try some chews designed to clean dog teeth.

Next – it’s very important to clean your dog’s teeth on a consistent basis (hopefully like you do with your own teeth).

Here’s some great products that will help keep your dog’s teeth clean:

Petrodex Enzymatic Toothpaste Dog Poultry Flavor Sentry Enzymatic Dog Toothpaste – Poultry Flavor
We use this toothpaste on Kobi and it’s also a best seller for Dog Toothpaste on Amazon! This veterinary strength enzymatic toothpaste is specifically formulated for dogs. It will help control plaque, reduce tartar and fight bad breath. It does not foam and there’s no need to rinse. Comes in a yummy poultry flavor.
How to clean your dogs teeth - Pet Teeth John Paul Pet Teeth and Gum Wipes
John Paul’s Pet Teeth and Gum Wipes are specially formulated to help keep your dog’s teeth clean and breath fresh. Formulated with baking soda to remove stains from teeth, you can use it daily to help prevent tooth and gum disease. We use these on our dog when traveling – easy to put a few wipes in a sealed ziploc bag.
how to clean your dog's teeth Sentry Enzymatic Dog Toothpaste – Peanut Flavor
This Veterinary Strength Peanut Flavor Dog Toothpaste Dental Kit helps clean teeth and fights bad breath. This toothpaste is designed just for dogs. It does not foam and there’s no need to rinse. Brushing with this dog toothpaste helps to reduce plaque and tartar accumulation. Comes in this tasty, peanut butter flavor.
How to clean your dogs teeth - Oral Hygiene Chews Enzymatic Oral Hygiene Chews for Dogs
If you’re having a hard time trying to brush your dog’s teeth, then you might want to try a chew. These enzymatic oral hygiene chews for dogs combine natural antiseptic activity with abrasive action for clinically proven plaque control. They’re made with beef hide.

Learn more about why you should be concerned about cleaning your dog’s teeth: Clean Your Dogs Teeth – They’ll Live Longer!

Also, if you’re interested in a professional dog teeth cleaning, learn more from our two articles:

Wahl Pet Grooming Products – Tested & Approved

Wahl PetWahl is largely known for their top quality hair trimmers and clippers. They also have a line of Wahl Pet Grooming products, which includes shampoos, wipes and other odor control products. This line was developed due to the concern about harsh detergents and chemicals used in pet grooming products. Wahl launched their all-natural wet goods line to provide a safe and natural option for dogs. Everything in the Wahl Pet Grooming line is made from plant derived ingredients deemed safe for pets and owners. We recently tested the Refresh Cleaning Wips and No-Rinse Waterless Shampoo.

Wahl Pet Cleaning wipesThe Wahl Refresh 100% Natural Cleaning Wipes came in a Coconut Lime Verbena sent. It smells very clean and we like it. Since our dog is male, we definitely prefer this over some wipes which have an overly floral scent. We found these wipes to be different from other wipes as they have a more of a cleansing component. Most wipes we have tried are just wet, but the Wahl Refresh 100% Natural Cleaning Wipes have a more soapy wet feel. Since we live in NYC and our dog’s paws get dirty during a walk, we find these wipes to do a better cleaning job. They also came in an easy to grab and use container.

Wahl Pet No-Rinse ShampooWe love Wahl’s 100% Natural No-Rinse Waterless Shampoo (Coconut Lime Verbena sent). During the slushy and rainy weather our dog’s paws can get very dirty. He’s a blond Havanese and would come back with black paws which required us to wash his feet off in the sink. This No-Rinse Waterless Shampoo has a mousse consistency. We take a dry towel and spray the mousse on the towel or on his paws and rub them down with the towel. This 100% Natural No-Rinse Waterless Shampoo does a great job at cleaning dirty paws and saves us from having to give our dog’s paws a bath after every walk in the winter.

Our dog has a lot of allergies and we’re happy to report that he didn’t have any allergic reactions to these two products.

Dirty Dog Doormat – Our Dog Loves It!

Dog Gone Smart

I LOVE my Dirty Dog Doormat! – Kobi

This year during the Global Pet Expo, we came across the brand Dog Gone Smart. First we fell in love with their Dog Gone Smart Repelz-It Dog Jackets, which we highlighted in our Global Pet Expo review.

Then one of their super nice reps, Jaimee, came up to us and told us about their Dirty Dog Doormats, which apparently soaks up to 7 times its weight in mud and water as well as dries 5x faster than ordinary door mats.

Dirty_Dog_DoormatDog Gone Smart was so kind to send us out one to test. Clearly, we’re not a scientific lab, but the Dirty Dog Doormat was very absorbent and dried really fast. It’s plush, velvety soft and has a non-skid backing to help it stay in place (if your dog isn’t digging in it).

What we didn’t expect is that our dog Kobi LOVED this doormat so much that we’ve replaced it as his full time dog bed – a delightful surprise!

Dirty Dog Doormat

It’s just so comfy!

Dog Gone Smart doesn’t promote this product as a dog bed, but our dog would highly recommend it as something super fabulous and comfortable to lay on. It is very soft, but also durable. Often Kobi “digs on it” until it’s in that perfect place for him to cuddle on. Surprisingly he’s liked this doormat more than some of the plush beds we’ve tested.

We’re not sure if this says something more about our dog than the Dirty Dog Doormat, but regardless, our dog gives the Dirty Dog Doormat a huge thumbs (or shall we say paws) up!

The Dirty Dog Doormat by Dog Gone Smart comes in various sizes and colors: brown, maroon and khaki.

Paws up for PL360 – Pet Lovers Everywhere

PL 360We’ve recently been testing PL360 and have been quite pleased with the results. PL360 creates natural cleaning products for pet owners. Their product line includes shampoos, grooming wipes, natural household cleaners and plant-based stain and odor removers. They sent us their “greatest hits” to test and we did a giveaway to enlist a few Dogsized fans to help us test out the products too.

PL360 Multi Surface Cleaner (we love it)

PL 360 multi_surface_cleanerThis cleaner (in citrus scent) uses a powerful plant-based formula that contains no ammonia, bleach, phosphates, phthalates or sulfates. It’s dermatologist tested, non allergenic and made in the U.S.

This was our favorite product. Why? It’s the best cleaner we’ve ever used on our glass cook-top and we’ve tried loads of cleaning products on it! We were pleasantly surprised by it’s performance. Who knew a plant-based formula could work so well on the glass cook-top! It also performed well cleaning various other surfaces (e.g. counter tops).

PL360 Grooming Wipes

PL 360 grooming_wipesThese mandarin scented grooming wipes are made with plant-based ingredients. They contain no parabens, sulfates, phthalates, toxins, lanolin, soap or alcohol.

As a dog owner, grooming wipes are super handy. We used these to clean off our dog’s paws, nose, ears and everywhere else. They worked great. Our dog has allergies and we were happy he didn’t have any issues with these wipes. The scent is gentle – not overwhelming.

PL360 Odor Neutralizing Carpet Powder

PL 360 odor_neutralizing_carpet_powder

Winner - Cody!

Dogsized fan, Mary Lynn and her dog Cody tested the PL360 Odor Neutralizing Carpet Powder. Here’s what she said:

“Yes, it works well. It doesn’t have that overwhelming chemical smell that most carpet powders seem to have and it did a great job of eliminating dog odors.”

 

PL360 Itch Relief Shampoo

Winner - Hattie!PL 360 itch_relief_shampoo

Dogsized fan, Donna and her dog Hattie tested the PL360 Itch Relief Shampoo. Here’s what she said:

“Yes, its great. Hattie is a combo of two high allergy dogs and she was so much less itchy after her bath. It’s an excellent dog shampoo.”

 

PL360 Multi Surface Cleaning Wipes

PL 360 multi_surface_cleaning_wipesThese cleaning wipes use a powerful plant-based formula that contains no ammonia, bleach, phosphates, phthalates or sulfates. Plus, they’re also fragrance free.

We love using cleaning wipes and typically use Lysol cleaning wipes. At first we were a bit skeptical of a planted based cleaning product, but PL360 passed the test. They worked just as well as the Lysol wipes, plus we didn’t mind using them without gloves (we usually use gloves when handling the Lysol cleaning wipes).

 

PL360 was created in May 2015 when PawGanics and Pet Labs 360 merged together to become a unified pet health and wellness brand. Before the merger, PawGanics made pet/people/earth-friendly cleaning and grooming products. PetLabs360 was founded by Kevin Schwartz as a result of his search for nutritional supplements to help prevent the ailments—arthritis, allergies and digestive disorders—that plague modern-day pets. When the best nutrients he could find for his dog were spinoffs of products for humans, he started his own business, PetLabs360.