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How to Take Care of Your Dog's Dental Health?

  Jul 23, 2018

How to Take Care of Your Dog's Dental Health?

According to a survey, dental issues are more common in dogs compared to cats. Moreover, growing dogs face more dental problems. Dogs by the age of three are most likely to contact some or the other form of periodontal disease. What complicates the issue is the silent nature of the dental disease in pets. A dog parent would initially find no signs with his pet’s mouth. Then as a shock, out of nowhere, a more advanced form of gum disease appears in his dog.  

Therefore, it becomes important to make dental care an important part of your pet parenting ritual. Neglecting this aspect of your dog’s health would be an invitation to a plethora of oral issues in the form of gingivitis, tartar and plaque build-up, chronic pain and tooth loss in severe cases. Thus, as a pet parent it is advisable to clean your dog’s teeth at least 3-4 times a week if not daily. 

How You Notice Your Dog Has a Dental Issue 

Unfortunately, the nature of this disease is as such that the symptoms are not visible initially. It deters through a slow process, which starts with food particles sticking to dog’s teeth and thus give way to plaque and tartar buildup. A pet parent would notice the issue when the plaque buildup would result into inflammation, redness in gums, loosening of teeth, etc.

Following are the symptoms, which signifies a mature form of dental disease in pets

  • Bleeding gums
  • Swollen gums
  • Bad breath
  • Difficulty in eating
  • Loosening of teeth
  • Not allowing you to touch his mouth or head
  • Shyness- Acting as if nothing has happened
  • Plaque and tartar build-up around the gum line

If you come across these symptoms in your furry pal, consult your vet immediately and follow the instructions accordingly for proper treatment.

Although, dental disease is common in pets, it can be prevented, if you clean your furry pal’s teeth regularly with quality dental products such as pet dent toothbrush and pet dent toothpaste.  

How To Clean Your Dog’s Teeth: 5 Simple Hints 

Ideally, the practice of cleaning your Fido’s teeth should start from his puppy days. The positive experience he relates with this exercise would benefit a pet parent as the pet grows. As a dog grows older, he will hesitate to allow you to play with his mouth. Therefore, it is better to start at earlier age. 

Here are few hints to make this ritual a smooth passage

  • First, make your dog comfortable before attempting anything. Locate a place where there is no distraction for your dog.
  • Now, make sure that your pet is ready to allow you play with his mouth. For this, gauge your pet’s mood by exploring his mouth and oral structure with your hands.
  • After making your pet comfortable with your hands in his mouth, apply a paste meant for pets such as Pet Dent Toothpaste on your hands and start rubbing your pet’s teeth slowly. This is to make your pet get acquainted with the whole exercise.
  • Once you find your pet comfortable with your hands, start the actual cleaning by using pet toothbrush. First, clean the upper teeth and then slowly proceed to the bottom and inner teeth structure. Brush your pet’s teeth gently and rinse the mouth with water after completion. You can try Pet Dent Toothbrush for better results.
  • Once this process is finished, reward your pet with his favorite treat to create positive impressions in his mind regarding the whole ritual. 

Dental care is vital for your dog’s oral health. As a pet parent observe your furry pal’s mouth, check for any signs of plaque and tartar formation. Clean your dog’s teeth regularly and visit vet for regular oral health check-ups for strong teeth and healthy gums.

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