Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Help Your Dog Have a Healthy Smile With Zututh | Review and Giveaway

February is National Pet Dental Health Month, so I thought it might be time I stepped up on Shiner's at-home dental care. Zututh offered to send us some of their toothbrushes to test out, and just in time too.


Did you know that it's important to brush your dog's teeth? The tartar and plaque that build up on your dog's teeth can cause health problems including kidney disease, heart disease, bad breath, and more. All of the bacteria on their teeth and in their mouths is flushed through their body. Not good!

Brushing every day is ideal, but let's face it - most of us aren't going to do it that often. I am not good at brushing Shiner's teeth, admittedly. (I am working on this!) But, if you can brush your dog's teeth at least once a week it can help a lot. You'll need to use a toothpaste made specifically for dogs because our human toothpaste is toxic to them.


Zututh has two types of toothbrushes for dogs - manual and electric. Both come in small, medium, and large sizes. What makes the dog tooth brushes special? A Zututh toothbrush for dogs has a special shape which makes it easier to brush your dog's teeth and get those hard to reach areas. The Zututh brush conforms to Shiner's back molars perfectly!

What does Shiner think of her new Zututh toothbrushes? I really wanted to try the electric toothbrush first, because I love the idea. The toothbrush is not very loud, but it does make a buzzing noise. I laid Shiner down on the floor so I could start brushing away.


She started to get really squirmy and would take no part in having her pearly whites brushed. So it kind of ended up like a wrestling match. I tried again, only this time without the buzz of the electric toothbrush and she was much more behaved. Still squirmy, but definitely manageable.

Shiner wasn't so much a fan of the Zututh toothbrush for dogs, but I really love it. The shape of the brush is perfect and it has an easy to grip handle. Zututh offers replaceable brush heads so you don't have to purchase a brand new brush each time yours wears out.

If you'd like to help your pup have a healthy smile, Zututh is offering one lucky pup a toothbrush of their own. The giveaway starts now and ends on February 19th at midnight CST. US Residents ages 18+ only may enter please. Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below with as many options as you like and that's it! Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Do you brush your dog's teeth? If so, how often? Share your tips in the comments!

*We received these Zututh dog toothbrushes in exchange for a fair and honest review. Pawsitively Pets is not responsible for shimpment of prize by giveaway sponsor. 

36 comments:

  1. You sort of look like you were having fun shiner!

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  2. Our dogs aren't fans of tooth brushing, but those look like good brushes for the task.

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  3. We have tried brushing and we hated it to be honest. We now settle for dry food at night and dental chews in the morning with wet food and we are doing OK. Maybe we would have had better luck if we'd tried it as a puppy? Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Probably Molly. Shiner was more used to having her teeth brushed in the past, so I was surprised at the trouble she gave me.

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  4. Teeth brushing is such a struggle! Our cats and pigs do NOT enjoy a good cleaning :-)

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  5. I use Sugar Goldenwoof's toothpaste recipe. I didn't know human toothpaste was toxic to dogs! Thanks for sharing that! I'm glad an everyday brushing is not required, we aim for every other day.

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    1. The fluoride is not good for them and since they can't spit we need to use special toothpaste!

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  6. Oh what a good girl you are, Shiner. I make more fuss when they brush my teeth :o) We have a toothpaste with liversausage taste , but even with this yummy paste I dislike that torture.

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    1. Don't be deceived by the photos Easy! She is struggling more than it looks like lol!

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  7. Miss Ann, I am with Shiner on this one. I don't mind the Zututh electric toothbrush so long as the electric part is not turned on. Is that bad? Ma still uses it as a normal toothbrush...she likes the shape far better than those ordinary doggie toothbrushes.
    *Cairn cuddles*
    Oz

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    1. I also turned it off and used it Oz. I bet it tickles. Maybe that's why you and Shiner get squirmy for it! ;)

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  8. I don't think I'd like the buzz of the electric version either, but otherwise sounds like a great toothbrush!

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  9. need this don't see where to enter

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    1. There is a Rafflecopter with entry options above. If you are having trouble seeing it, maybe try refreshing the page. Mine is displaying for me right now. Otherwise you can email me and I can enter you manually. Thanks!

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  10. haha Shiner is so good! Titan would not have any part of that! :)

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  11. I think Kamana would do better with a manual brush.

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  12. Heather could use a toothbrush twice a day like humans do! Unfortunately, she does not tolerate people touching her face, particularly around the mouth area, so brushing would be very difficult. I do wish we could make it a part of our routine for sure. It really is so important. Much love, The Scottie Mom.

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    1. I know it's not always practical for everyone. But it's good to try I think.

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  13. I hope I win so my teeth are just as white as Shiner's teeth!!! :)

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    1. I think you have a pawfect smile Spencer! But it doesn't hurt to brush once in a while too!

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  14. Been using both Zututh, Sugar is okay now with the battery operated. The key to have a good doggie teeth is using the right toothbrush. Golden Woofs

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    1. I think so too Sugar. I used to do a lot of dental cleanings under anesthesia and even with a sleeping dog, it was very difficult to reach some areas of the teeth. This toothbrush is great for at home dental care!

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  15. Mine would be just fine with the manual one, the electric one I might be able to use on my older dog.

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    1. I think Shiner could get used to the electric one with time. Good luck Linda!

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  16. The electric is tempting but we will stick with manual!

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  17. hehehe looks like she wanted to play with the brush rather than having her teeth brushed,xx Rachel

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  18. my dog would probably like a manual brush bc i think the buzzing would concern her! lol

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  19. I would like the manual one. Electric things freak my dog out.

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  20. My dogs would probably like the manual better, but I'd take either. :)

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  21. My dogs would like the electric toothbrush.

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  22. I'm not sure about my dogs, but I would like the electric toothbrush.

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  23. I'm not sure but I would prob have to go with the manual toothbrush.

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  24. My girls want nothing to do with it, but I am determined to start brushing Luke's teeth as soon as he gets his adult ones in, so that he will get used to it while he is young. I think I would start with the manual one, then possibly try the electric later if he did OK with that.

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