Dental Care For Your Dog:
In order to take care of your canine, you need to take care of his canines…
An important aspect of your dog’s health that is commonly overlooked is in the realm of dog dental care. Beyond any shadow of doubt, dog dental care is something every responsible dog owner needs to understand and participate in. Dog dental care at home and at the vet is essential for all dogs, especially for smaller dogs. In smaller dogs, the bone that holds the teeth is thinner, which increases the risk of gum disease.
Common symptoms of dental problems in dogs include:
The key to proper dog dental care is prevention. The first thing you want to prevent is plaque. If you can prevent plaque from forming, or remove it while still soft, you can prevent most dental problems. Food, bacteria, and saliva can accumulate and stick to the tooth surface, forming a soft plaque. If this soft plaque buildup continues, solutions of chalk-like material will form a hardened calculus on the surface of the tooth. If left unchecked, plaque and calculus buildup can eventually cause gingivitis – inflammation the gums –and periodontitis – inflammation of the lining of the tooth socket. Without proper treatment, the teeth will become infected and may fall out. The infection resulting from these conditions may spread to other parts of the body, such as the kidneys or valves of the heart.
There are two ways to prevent this from happening and provide proper dog dental care:
Once again, proper dog dental care is an important part of your dog's overall health. Good dental care can add 3-5 years to your pet's life! At The Dog Bowl, nothing is more important than your pets’ health. For more information about dog dental care and to shop for dental care items at The Dog Bowl click here!