Yes, I know—in the above photo, Roxy looks almost as excited about Tropiclean as she does at the thought of having teeth pulled. But that’s exactly why I love this stuff and decided it would be only the second featured product on Dog and Dojo (the first being some very cool dog food dishes).
Not that I enjoy torturing the dogs. I hate it. I melt when Roxy quivers like a plate of jell-o on top of a washing machine at the vet’s office. Rico knows how it feels to be abandoned at a shelter; that’s where we met. The thought of leaving either of them at the vet’s for dental work … I can’t even think about it.
And yet, I lost my beloved Casey dog many years ago to an infection that started in his gums and moved into his blood stream. Nasty stuff.
So, like it or not, dental care is a priority. Preventing periodontal disease saves a lot of heartache and money in the long run. And, in Roxy’s case, a lot of stress.
I had tried brushing their teeth before. Tried the bacon flavored toothpaste and the little finger-puppet brush. Start with just a taste and a little caress against their gums to get them used to it.
Get used to it? Does that ever actually happen?
With Tropiclean, however, you just squeeze a little line of its minty goo on your finger and give a quick swipe down their teeth on each side. Done. No brushing needed.
It’s pet-friendly, cruelty-free, all natural ingredients, and made in the USA.
Added bonus? My boyfriend and I haven’t died from dog breath on our recent vacation – which we’re actually in the middle of this week. Pictures next time!