April 4, 2011 § 10 Comments
Shortly after Maple had turned 8 months old, she spat out one of her milk tooth just as we were all heading off to bed. MM and I went into a panic mode during the middle of that night. One month down the road Maple, to our bemusement, began losing, one-by-one, all three of her remaining milk teeth which everyone (including her vet) thought she would retain for a very long time.
After having gone through those episodes of teeth turmoil with Maple, we felt it was pertinent that we invest in a quality toothbrush to ensure that Maple’ oral health is in tip-top condition. The other day, I was perusing the dental care section of the Pet Lovers Centre branch in Serangoon Gardens and noticed an unusal-shaped toothbrush. Petosan’s double-headed toothbrush stood out from the crowd and, being reasonably priced at S$13.90, I thought ‘Alright, let’s give this one a try.’
Petosan is a Norwegian company specializing in dental hygiene products for pets. The company claims that their double-headed dental brush has been designed in such a way that it is “angled towards the teeth and gumline for optimal plaque removal.” There are three sizes of dental brushes to choose from, thus making it supposedly “user-friendly and effective”—of course, we had to go with the smallest one for Miss Maple.
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We are very eager to try out the Petosan dental brush and are crossing our fingers that Maple will not put up too much of a fuss. We are also on the look out for toothpaste. Although Petosan does manufacture its own brand of toothpaste, we hope to opt for a naturally-formulated one since this is a substance that Maple will be swallowing and ingesting. I’m very keen to do more research on this and will update you all with our findings!
Until then, Maple bids everyone a happy bark day with a toothy grin!