An inventor has invented a dog scraper that he says makes it easy for his dogs to clean their teeth.
The product, called the Hog Scraper, was developed by two New Zealand men, Simon O’Neill and Michael O’Sullivan, and is based on the popular British scraper Dog-scrap.
The duo said they invented the scraper as a “fun” way of getting their dogs to go for a walk without getting frustrated.
“We have a dog that’s never really done it before and he was having a bit of a rough time with the toothbrush and the dog was always having to clean it and then we were trying to figure out how to get him to do it with a little bit of effort,” O’Brien said.
“So, we figured out how we could do it so that he didn’t have to go and get his teeth cleaned all the time.”
The inventor said the Dog-Scrap was able to “get rid of the friction and the friction makes the toothpaste melt and the tooth paste dries so the dog can use it on its own” to clean teeth.
“When he starts to clean the teeth, he just keeps going on and on and then the tooth drops out and the next thing you know, he’s got a clean tooth.”
Mr O’Connor said he had heard about the scrapper and was “blown away”.
“I’ve never had to take the dog out for a mouthwash, I’ve never even had to clean my teeth with a toothbrush, so that was just incredible,” he said.
Mr Oatney and Mr O Sullivan also said they thought the scrapple was a “great way to keep our dogs busy and entertained” and they thought it was “the best” alternative to toothbrushes.
The inventor had the idea for the scrappers after seeing the success of the Dog Scrap, and thought it could be adapted to other types of devices.
“I think there’s a lot of dogs out there that have been frustrated because they can’t do it for so long and they don’t have the confidence to do that for themselves,” Mr Ollern said.
Dog- Scrap is made of metal parts and has a built-in brush that can be used for brushing teeth.
It’s a “treat” for dogs to help them clean their mouths and can be worn by the owner.
“If we’re using the dog to help clean the mouth, then he has to go to the kitchen and have to clean his mouth.
That’s not the case with us.
A spokesperson for Dog Scraps said the scrapping device could be used by a person with an average or above-average amount of work. “
That’s how we’ve developed the product and that’s why we’re so successful.”
A spokesperson for Dog Scraps said the scrapping device could be used by a person with an average or above-average amount of work.
“It’s a simple product that can easily be installed on your pet’s mouth, and can provide a great reward for your dog for cleaning his mouth,” the spokesperson said.
The company said it was not known whether the Dog Smasher had any commercial interest in the scrappy.
Dog Scrunch, which was launched at the New Zealand Animal Welfare Society’s annual dinner in Auckland on Tuesday night, has received praise from animal welfare organisations and has been featured in the media.
The scrapping product is now available in Australia, where it was made available to animal welfare groups on Tuesday.