Practical and Helpful Tips: Animals

August 28, 2017

Pets & Animals

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Helping Your Dog Maintain Good Dental Health

Dogs and humans share many different things. One of those is the fact that dogs also experience dental health concerns. The reason why we have to go to the dentist regularly is to ensure out mouth, teeth, and gums are properly taken care of. The same thing happens with our four-legged buddies. Though you might not be as utterly concerned, but dogs are just like us because they also need proper gum and tooth care, the purpose of which is to guarantee that any underlying dental problem is treated; and without it, they might lose their teeth or even develop very serious infections.

Unfortunately, it’s a lot more challenging to deal with a dog’s dental health for the reason that they can’t tell you what’s bothering them. So, the best approach you can do as the owner is by way of prevention. Simply put, establish a habit of performing these three steps that will lead to keeping your dog’s mouth healthy all the time.

1 – Brush your dog’s teeth regularly.

Just imagine how it would turn out if you don’t brush your teeth regularly. We’re not saying you need to brush their teeth every single day because once or twice a week is already enough to ensure they have the ideal oral hygiene. Regardless of the type of diet your pet has, there always will be buildup of plaque and tartar, which in turn could lead to gum disease, if you don’t brush their teeth.

2 – Consider a switch to dry food.

It can’t be denied that wet food is what dogs really love. But then again, you have to understand that wet food is not really ideal for promoting good oral health. If you exclusively feed them with wet food, it’s in a way aiding in the fast accumulation of plaque and tartar in the teeth. Dry food on the other hand requires them to chew and break down the food with more effort, which means the current buildup will be removed as they eat. So, it is in a way some form of brushing or cleaning of the teeth.

3 – Give them healthy treats.

Lastly, take a closer look at the treats you’re giving your dogs because not all of them are healthy; there are those smart treats like dog dental chews that help a lot in promoting good oral health like freshening their breath and cleaning their teeth.

At this point, you probably came to realize that it’s really easy to maintain your dog’s dental health, provided you’re willing to put in the time and effort in it; after all, if you love your pet, you’re not going to hesitate to do anything for its well-being.