Avoiding the High Cost of Dog Dental Work

Who brushes their dog’s teeth?

It is a question Brindle-n-Fawn has been posing to our community of pooch parents. According to Petco, 60% of owners fail to brush their dog’s teeth regularly. In fact, the majority of people surveyed said they never clean their dog’s teeth…which can lead to extraordinarily high costs for dog dental work.

Uh oh! Clearly, there is a need for some education on the matter of canine oral health.

Not to worry, though. Brindle-n-Fawn is here to help. We will get your dog’s teeth in tiptop shape with our dog toothpaste and dog toothbrush kit.

What happens when you don’t brush a dog’s teeth?

Oral hygiene doesn’t just affect humans; it’s a dog issue too and one of the most common reasons for expensive dental work. Using a dog toothbrush is necessary to avoid:

  • Plaque buildup
  • Tooth decay
  • Inflammation
  • Mouth infections
  • Poor oral health
  • Pain from periodontal (gum) disease

Not to mention, stinky doggy breath! Eww.

By the age of two, nearly 80% of dogs develop periodontal disease in some form.That’s why you need to use a natural dog toothpaste and toothbrush kit, like Brindle- n-Fawn’s bestseller here. Made with freshly dried mint, parsley, organic turmeric, and baking soda and available in beef, coconut, or chicken flavors, your dog’s mouth is sure to drool (and their tail wag!)How much does dog dental work cost?Now, the real issue: what kind of veterinary bill can you expect for neglecting a dog’s teeth?

Sorry to say, it will likely be high. Pawlicy Advisor puts cleaning costs at between $300 – $700. This can include: a physical examination, x-ray, tartar removal, polish, and anesthesia. Need to have a rotten tooth pulled? Extraction surgery can also cost hundreds of dollars.

Who knew little teeth could carry such a big price tag?

Natural dog toothpaste can help

To avoid such hefty financial burdens, practice good canine oral hygiene. All you need is a dog toothbrush and toothpaste made specifically for pups to get started.

Remember, prevention is your friend!

Visit the Brindle-n-Fawn online boutique to browse more “paw-some” handmade dog products.

Brushing our Bullmastiff’s teeth

How to Use our Dog Toothpaste Blend


  1. Add 1/2 tsp. of the toothpaste blend to 1/4 tsp. of your dog’s favorite oil such as olive, coconut, or sunflower oil. Add more oil if you want a thinner consistency.
  2. Mix together and have fun brushing!
  3. Rinse off dog toothbrush before storing. (Note: the turmeric may stain the bristles yellow.)

Ingredients: Baking Soda, Beef or Chicken Bouillon (as specified on label), Parsley, Spearmint, Basil & Turmeric.