Aug 02 , 2020
Have you brushed your dog's teeth lately?
Taking care of your dog's teeth should be the same as how you take care of your own teeth. Dogs also develop plaque, tartar and bad breath too. Imagine you come home one day and your furry family member is so excited to see you and gives you a kiss, read: licked you.
When your dog reaches 3 years old, they usually show signs of periodontal disease or gum disease. And your dogs can't even show pain from dental disease.
Train your puppy to allow you to put your hands in his or her mouth so you could brush them properly. Have a toothbrush size that is meant for your dogs. A toothbrush meant for big dogs would definitely help you do the job. Select the best toothpaste for your dogs, there are scented and different flavored ones. DO NOT USE HUMAN TOOTHPASTE as human toothpastes can include xylitol, which is toxic to dogs.
Here are the benefits of brushing your dog's teeth regularly, which is just actually at least twice a week.
Remove tartar and plaque buildup - Although tartar starts in the mouth, if not removed it can then transplant to other parts of the body where it can cause blockages that may affect other organs and joints. Brushing your dog's teeth can also prevent heart disease, arthritis, and other multiple complications.
Prevents bad breath - If you haven't brushed your dog's teeth yet, please don't smell their breath. Most dogs with bad breath usually have poor dental care. Like one way of us preventing halitosis, brushing our dog's teeth at least twice a week would help keep your dogs breath, well, it may not be as minty but at least not stinky.
Prevent periodontal disease - Gum disease in dogs is usually silent. It is one of the most common diseases that affect dogs. Bacteria build up in the mouth is the leading cause of gum disease. Cleaning your dog's mouth by brushing it helps prevent bacteria build up and the best possible way to ensure that your dog has a mouth full of healthy teeth well into the adult years.