Keep your dog’s smile bright and healthy
Don’t be put off by your dog’s smelly breath – do something about it. It is not only for yourself, but for his health. It is estimated that 80% of domestic dogs over the age of three suffer from some form of dental disease. This includes plaque and tartar build-up, gingivitis, gum recession and pocketing, jawbone damage and tooth loss.
Keep it clean
As much as you should brush your teeth twice a day, a dog’s teeth also require daily cleaning, or as often as you are able. This routine should start early in your dog’s life, so that he will get used to the ritual.
Products to assist
There are various products available at Family Pet Centre to assist in his dental health, such as a doggy toothbrush and toothpaste, and specially designed oral-hygiene treats and food that help reduce plaque build-up. Fed once a day, your dog will love this treat.
When you take your dog for his annual check-up at the resident vet at Family Pet Centre, ensure that the vet also looks at his gums. If you spot a problem in your dog’s mouth, take him to the vet as soon as possible and don’t wait for the problem to develop into something serious.
Your vet may suggest scaling and polishing your dog’s teeth. This can become necessary if you neglect his dental hygiene. So look after your furbaby’s teeth like you would your own.
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