Buzz off, dog breath: Why you should brush your dog's teeth

National Dog Biscuit Day is coming up on Feb. 23. I only know that because the wonderful, info-packed calendar that The Whole Dog Journal folks sent me tells me so. It also tells me that February is Pet Dental Health Month. I guess, if Dog Biscuit Day is something like a doggy Halloween, those over-indulged pooches need a good cleaning afterward.

Seriously, I brush my dogs’ teeth every day. Don’t you?

I remember the dogs I grew up with having horrible dog breath despite occasionally getting their teeth professionally cleaned. Not only is this terribly expensive, but the dogs need to be sedated (at the very least) or anesthetized for the procedure. Seems like overkill to me. Daily brushing only takes a minute and the dogs love it.

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