Even Dogs Need Good Dental Care
Jessie, the beautiful dog with the most amazing smile! Did you know that February is National Pet Dental Health Month? Well, it is…and it’s time to focus on your pet’s mouth to keep his health in check! It’s not just about a sweet smile and those pearly whites! It has been noted that more than 85% of pets over the age of four have some form of periodontal disease. Keep your pet’s mouth healthy and out of that statistic!
First of all, does your dog’s breath smell musky? Is it an assault on the senses? Beware of bad breath, bleeding gums, pawing at the mouth, loose or missing teeth or yellow/discolored teeth. Those could be signs of periodontal disease.
If you haven’t’ developed the habit, begin to brush your dog’s teeth with a pet toothbrush and pet toothpaste. It may take awhile for your pet to warm up to this idea, so give him time, but aim to work up to brushing for 30 seconds at a time on both sides of his mouth at least every other day.
Give your pet some chew toys and treats that are specifically designed to promote good oral health.
And be sure to ask your vet for a complete dental exam for your pet.
There! That is my post for today! I had to make it quick, as I have to go brush my teeth!
Thanks to the experts at vetstreet.com for this helpful information!