Just like humans, dogs only have one set of adult teeth and if hygiene is not maintained, the mouth will rot and other health issues can develop such as gingivitis, abscesses, periodontal disease, tooth loss and eventually bone loss. The signs of periodontal disease are bad breath, red or bleeding gums, difficulty chewing, tooth loss and excessive drooling.
Since keeping dog teeth clean is critical to their overall health, watch and learn the best tricks to brushing your dog’s teeth in the video below. Remember, using human toothpaste can make your dog ill and could even be poisonous.
3 Important Oral Health Recommendations:
Ask your vet to conduct a dental assessment and/or dental exam.
Implement a dental hygiene program (i.e. daily brushing!).
Provide a healthy diet and possibly a supplement that helps reduce plaque buildup.
Oral hygiene is essential for your dog’s health. Dental issues are sometimes hard to realize, so be proactive!
Learn How To Brush Your Dog’s Teeth:
Do you brush your dog’s teeth regularly? When was the last time your vet examined your dog’s teeth?
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