Dental care for your Dogs

According to statistics, about 80% of dogs have dental problems or diseases when they reach the age of 3 years old. Of course the dog cannot tell you if something is wrong with their teeth or gums, in this case, it is very important for you to take a closer look at your dog’s dental well being. Does your dog’s breath smells bad? Do you clean their teeth? In this artice we will take a closer look to your dog’s dental care and we will share some tips for you to ensure that their mouth stays in good shape. Of course the vetirinarian have importance in keeping your dog’s mouth healthy, but you can do much more while at home to prevent them from having dental problems and diseases. Take Care of The Puppy’s Teeth Since your it is still a puppy, you cannot do much yet for their teeth even when they already have a full mouth of baby teeth. Nothing really needs to be done but it will be best if you will have their teeth examined once in a while so that they will be get used to having their teeth checked and cleaned. A little game would be a good idea, make them open their mouth, then give it a gentle brush. Make it a habit so that when time comes they really need to do a thorough teeth hygiene routine, they would not panic and would be at ease. Do take note that their temporary teeth will start to fall at about four months of age and in about 7 months of age, they will will have a set of permanent teeth in place so you will have to take good care of them at that point. At this point, you will need to get serious about their dental care. Taking Care of Adult’s Dogs Teeth One great initial indicator that your dog’s dental health needs attention is when his breath stinks. Some dental diseases progresses rapidly and will cause your dogs to drool and paw their mouths. This might turn to be a problem as the dog might have a problem when eating. There are a lot of things you can do so you can keep your dog’s dental healty in good shape. However bear in mind that all of their teeth have different function so you might need to have a combination of different routine to make it in great shape. Also take note that not all of their teeth will have tartar accumulated in them at the same rate and this will be dependent on different factors, so you have to take note how your dogs chew their food and their teeth alignment.

On our next article, we will discuss the different kinds of dog’s teeth, what is it for and how you can take care of them.  Read the next article titled : Kinds of Dog’s Teeth and Their Function

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