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Brushing your Dog’s Teeth: Why is it Important?

Brushing your dog’s teeth is not just about fresh breath, dog’s teeth can develop cavities and plaques the same way that human teeth do. Many dogs suffer from gum disease because they do not have an appropriate mouth care. Usually, bad breath is the first sign of a problem.

In this Article, you will find the importance, techniques, and some tips to keep your pet teeth strong and healthy.

Why is a healthy mouth so important?

Brushing your Dog’s Teeth: 

Why is it Important?
If we don't remove the plaque, over time, it will turn into a rock-hard tartar that may inflame its gums. With all of these problems your dog can be experience a lot of pain, product of a bacterial infection, and this could affect the health of some others parts of its body.

What are the symptoms of a teeth problem?

Bad breath, inflamed gums, cysts under the tongue, and loose teeth could be some of the symptoms. You should take your dog to the veterinarian as fast as you can to prevent a major complication.

How often should I brush my dog?

Brushing your dog’s teeth should be a daily routine. We recommend cleaning your dog’s teeth every day, but if you don't have the time to do it daily, you should do it at least 3times a week. Ask the veterinarian about what is best for your dog.

At home or with a Specialist?

Taking your dog to the vet is the best way to prevent or discover on time any problem in your dog's mouth. Also, there is some grooming specialist that offers this service. For dogs that have not experienced a teeth cleaning before, the first time can be very traumatic, especially if they have a lot of tartar to remove.If this is the case, the specialist will put it some anesthesia for the procedure. After they have a deep cleaning with a qualified groomer or vet, you can brush your dog's teeth at home to maintain it clean. All you will need is a doggy toothpaste (never use humans' toothpaste) and a regular toothbrush.

Preventions Tips

  • Healthy diet
  • Chew toys
  • Hard Tricks
  • Give your dog regular home checks

Don't wait! Now is the time to help your dog to have a good oral care. Prevention and maintenance are the keys to keeping your buddy healthy and happy.