Protecting Your Dog’s Teeth: Why Pet Dental Hygiene Matters!
Bad breath in dogs is not something to be taken lightly. Obvious visible signs are often ignored by owners, either out of ignorance or because the pet owners think it's common for dogs to have bad breath. I’m a dog owner too and I’ve never ignored my dog’s “dog breath.” So I was surprised by how many other people weren’t aware that bad breath can be dangerous to your pet’s health. From a potential health risk to grooming issues, there are many reasons why you should focus on eliminating bad breath in your dog.
Brushing your dog’s teeth is one of the most important things you can do to help keep him healthy. The key is to make it a routine and begin young. Your vet can show you how; here are three tips to get you started:
- Find the right tools: You’ll need a soft-bristled toothbrush and lots of pet-safe dog toothpaste (avoid human toothpaste – it can be toxic for pets). Look for dental wipes and finger brushes that are specifically made for dogs. These tools will help you clean your dog’s teeth properly without risking an injury.
- Teach your pet: It may seem silly, but you’ll have an easier time getting your dog used to having his teeth brushed if he associates the process with something positive. Find some tasty treats, give them to your pup, and then use them during brushing sessions.
- Work on this every day: Like people, dogs need regular dental care. Set aside some time each day to brush those pearly whites! You’ll have an easier time building a habit if you stick to the same time each day.
With proper dental care, you can help protect yourself from expensive, long-term health problems. Take your pet to the vet for regular dental checkups and brush their teeth regularly with fresh food to reduce the chances of infection. Bad breath is a sign that something needs to be done, and the sooner these issues are addressed, the better your furry friend will be.
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