This is small soft piece that fits over your finger and allows you to clean without yet taking the step of using a full brush.
For the 1st week, do not use toothpaste. For the 2nd week, put a dollop of canine toothpaste on the finger brush. Add a bit more each day to slowly allow them to get used to the taste and feeling of the paste. It is very important to never, ever use your tooth paste...It can be toxic.
3. After 3 or 4 weeks, you will then switch over to a quality canine toothbrush made for toy breeds in conjunction with quality canine toothpaste. Your dog may resist the brush. Do not give up right away. If your dog allows you to use the brush, even for a minute...praise your dog with happy words and show your Pom how proud you are. Most dogs will put up with the brushing in order to receive lots of praise from their owner.
4. If your dog absolutely refuses brushings, only then should you use dog dental wipes. These will clean to a certain extent, but should be used as a 2nd option. These can also be used alongside brushings; for example you can brush each night and use a dog dental wipe each morning.
5. You must make this part of a daily routine in order to prevent infections and eventual tooth loos. Never believe that certain chews will do the trick. While some treats such as raw hide will clean to a certain degree...it is not enough.
6. Not only must an owner brush their Pom's teeth each day, professional cleaning should be provided 1 time per year. Only the veterinarian can perform cleanings that will remove plaque and tarter that daily brushings cannot. It is very rare for a dog to get a cavity; but dogs have other serious teeth problems. For this reason, the vet will perform a yearly dental exam on your dog to check for any issues. In some cases, this will be done every 2 years.
Some dogs fall victim to the lack of care! Bacteria in an abscess tooth can enter the dog's bloodstream; sometimes by the time this is caught, it is too late.