You brush your own teeth every day—it’s time that your dog’s teeth get a good cleaning as well. Poor dental health in canines can lead to other infections and health risks, including heart disease.
There are easy ways to ensure that your pup’s fangs stay in shape!
Brush It Good
Sure, brushing your dog’s teeth may not sound like the most enjoyable activity, but it’s essential to Fido’s health. Purchase a toothbrush and toothpaste that are pet friendly, and get to scrubbing.
You only need to focus on cleaning the outside of the teeth, as your dog’s tongue naturally cleans the interior. Heap praise and treats on your dog throughout to ensure it’s a happy experience for you both.
Take a Look
Stay ahead of any dental issues by keeping an eye on your dog’s mouth. If you spot any troublesome signs, such as reddened gums, loose teeth, or excessive drooling, then it’s time to give the vet a call. Even bad breath can be a sign of oral disease.
Just like you visit the dentist regularly, your vet should also exam your pooch’s teeth regularly. It’s recommended to have an oral examination of your dog done every six months.
Tasty, Helpful Treats
One easy way to care for your dog’s pearly whites is to buy tasty treats that do double duty. While your dog is savoring high-protein Betsy Farms’ Piglies, he’s also removing plaque just by the simple act of chewing.
Minties Dental Bones are a vet recommended treat with a triple action formula to help clean teeth, promote fresh breath, and help reduce plaque and tartar. The new Minties Hip and Joint Care treats have glucosamine and chondroitin to support healthy joints and maintain a dog’s mobility.
Both you and your dog will benefit from following basic dog dental health tips.