Dog Dental Care
Dogs are a very important part of
our family and dental care is very important for your dog. They
live, eat and sleep with us. When we are feeling sad, dogs
comfort us or cheer us up. They have strange ability to make us
laugh, even when we are having a bad day. They help us keep
healthy, by taking them for walks in the fresh air, so we get
exercise also. Our cherished companions love us unconditionally.
It is our responsibility as owners to make sure they live as
happy and healthy life as humanly possible. This is very little,
for the happiness they bring into our lives. Dental
There is nothing worse than your wonderful dog breathing on you with bad breath. The most common cause of this is the tartar buildup on its teeth or gum disease caused by untreated tartar. Tartar is composed of small, decomposed food particles. Oral bacterial love and thrive in this and form plaque. The oral infections and plaque cause the dogs gums to recede and become infected, giving your dog bad breath.
You can prevent this from happening by brushing your dogs teeth every day and taking him to the vet for regular checkups. Manufacturers make special toothbrushes and toothpaste just for dogs. Never use human toothpaste on your pets, as it could harm them. There is flavored toothpaste available that dogs usually like so this makes brushing their teeth a little easier. For smaller dogs there are finger brushes, which you put the toothpaste on. The vets, pet stores or pet supply places often carry these.
Another great way to keep your pets teeth healthy is giving them dental chew bones with enzymes to help prevent plaque and bacteria. Rawhide is another product that is good for your pet’s teeth. Many rawhide chews stop plaque forming because they contain enzymes. Chicken, fish, turkey and pork bones are dangerous to your pet as they splinter, so these are definitely a no-no. There are dog cookies on the market made specifically to prevent tartar buildup in dogs.
Slurp N' Fresh and Nature's Dentist are convenient products that fight tartar an plaque build-up and also help the breath. Slurp N' Fresh is simply added to your pet's drinking water and Nature's Dentist is sprinkled on the food. Theses products then take care of the rest for you. Both are all natural.
No matter how well you clean your pet’s teeth or what chews you give your dog, as they age most will need a dental cleaning performed by your vet. Never put this off, as it is extremely important to the health of your animal. Cleaning your dog’s teeth is very similar to having our teeth cleaned except they sedate your pet. Because of today’s technology, this procedure is extremely safe and the vet uses monitoring systems for the safely of your dog.
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