Your dog’s health is very important to you. You feed your dog the best foods, give him a nice home, take him for regular checkups and make sure he has plenty of exercise. What about oral health?
Oral hygiene is very important to your dog’s health. If your dog’s teeth are not cared for, he may have a tooth ache or sore gums that cause him pain and stress and you probably would not be aware of it. Untreated dental disease can cause bacteria to enter your dog’s blood stream and cause heart, kidney and liver problems.
Here are some ways to keep your dog’s teeth clean.
Brushing Your Dog’s Teeth
Just as you brush your teeth, you need to brush your dog’s teeth. It is not necessary to brush his teeth every day but you should brush his teeth as often as possible. Most dogs do not like to have their teeth brushed. If you brush his teeth often, he will get used to it.
In order to brush your dog’s teeth, you must buy a canine toothbrush. Also, you need to buy toothpaste that is made for dogs. Dog toothpaste is made in delicious chicken and peanut butter flavors.
Never use toothpaste for humans. Toothpaste for humans contains ingredients that are toxic to dogs.
Tooth wipes are made to rub on your dog’s tooth to remove plaque. Wipes are a great alternative to brushing your dog’s teeth if brushing is a problem. It is also a good idea to sometimes brush his teeth and sometimes use the wipes. Switching it up may make it easier to clean your dog’s teeth more often. Be aware that when using wipes it would be difficult to get in the nooks of the teeth.
Dog wipes are a great way to clean your dog’s teeth and are easier to use than a toothbrush and toothpaste.
Whenever your dog chews anything, the gnawing scraps off plague and helps improve your dog’s oral health. There are many types of chews that contain cleaning properties. All-natural chews made from meat contain enzymes that help maintain oral hygiene.
Your dog will be happy chewing chews like cow ears, bully sticks and chicken strips. Chews are a great way to keep your dog happy and healthy while cleaning his teeth.
Another way to clean your dog’s teeth is by giving your dog dental treats. These treats are made with ingredients that clean your dog’s teeth and mouth, freshen your dog’s breath and improve your dog’s dental health.
Dog’s love treats and prefer dental treats to toothbrushes, toothpaste or wipes. Dental treats come in different shapes, sizes and flavors. Dogs love them and they are a great way to care for your dog’s oral health.
The best to way to care for your dog’s oral hygiene is professional cleanings by a veterinarian. Professional cleanings are more thorough and a veterinarian can detect and treat any issues you may not find. Also, veterinarians are able to prevent issues from arising through regular examinations.
Even the best dog owner tends to neglect his dog’s dental health. It is very important that the way we feed our dogs the best foods, give them good homes, have them groomed periodically and make sure they have plenty of exercise. We must, also, make sure our dogs have good oral hygiene.
Above are a few ways to improve and maintain your dog’s dental health. If brushing is difficult, wipes, treats or chews can make the cleaning process easier.
Neglecting dental health can cause other health issues.
Our goal is to love our dogs and keep them as happy and healthy as possible.