My Dog Dental Health is a Priority
One of my dogs got an enlarged heart and kidney issues because of poor dental health. He was prone to bad teeth due to high alkaline levels in the saliva despite having regular cleanings and tooth brushing it was difficult to control the tartar and bacteria. He ended up losing his teeth and was in heart medication and prescription diet to control his condition until he died at eighteen years old.
How you can identify issues with dog dental health.
You can identify there is a dental health problem in your dog when a lousy breath is prevalent, and the color of the teeth is between yellowish and brown.
The gums bleed easily, and you can tell the dog is having difficulty chewing because he or she is in pain.
All the above are signs of periodontal disease.
How to prevent dental disease in dogs.
- Periodontal disease can be prevented by daily brushing your dog’s teeth.
- You can train your dog to accept the teeth brushing and making it a pleasant experience by praising and using correct dog toothpaste and brush.
- There are many products in the market that help with dog dental health.
- Consider using an enzymatic toothpaste that has tartar control. Complement the cleaning with a dental spray to reduce the plaque and bacteria.
- Coconut oil is a natural way to clean dogs’ teeth too but be careful on the amount used as adding additional fat to the dog’s diet isn’t a healthy choice.
- Buy dental treats, such as natural dental sticks and bones. Nowadays we can find so many options in the pet stores.
- Feed quality dry food too, not only soft meals as those lead to more build-up and tartar too.
- But since brushing isn’t enough to control the tartar and build-up, it is necessary to make an annual appointment for our dogs to get a professional dental cleaning.
- Pets that don’t get dental care can painfully lose their teeth, or even the veterinarian would need to extract teeth that are rotten.
- Teeth extractions are painful and can cause serious health problems. In some cases, dogs have to be treated with antibiotics to prevent infections before dental cleaning is to happen.
- In other cases, dogs’ jaw bone is already infected and can break or fracture. It is incredible but bacteria can cause several issues to the jaw bone and making it fragile.
C O N C L U S I O N
Providing proper dental care saves money in the long term and assures better doggie breath.
There are many products in the market that can help daily teeth cleaning at home.
Plan ahead and save money for the annual dental cleaning. Considering this in the budget makes it a no brainer when the time comes for that veterinarian bill.
If you have any questions or concerns, you should always visit or call your veterinarian – they are your best resource to ensure the health and well-being of your dogs and pets.
Have you made your dog’s dental health check-up appointment at the vet?
Do not wait, do it today!
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