Many dog owners overlook the importance of oral hygiene when it comes to the health of their pets. One of the earliest signs of dental disease in dogs is bad breath. Sometimes owners believe that bad breath is just something that dogs have. However, it should never get to the point where it’s unbearable. The below tips will help keep your dog’s teeth clean in no time!
- Brushing your dog’s teeth. Just like humans, this is a way to prevent tarter, germs and plaque around the teeth. Be sure to grab a toothpaste that is made specifically for dogs. Ask your Veterinarian what kind of brush to use.
- Teeth wipes. There are dog dental wipes on the market which work must like a toothbrush and toothpaste. Plus, your dog may be more comfortable with the wipes.
- Dental treats for dogs. Doggie dental chews work well as they clean the teeth while being chewed on. Gnawing on the dental treat can help remove plaque. In fact, some treats contain enzymes to help promote better dental health. Plus, they won’t even know that it’s specifically for their teeth. Talk about teaching a dog new tricks!
If you are unable to remove all of the plaque and build up around the teeth, we recommend that you speak to your Veterinarian. They are the most experienced in treating any issues. They may recommend that your dog gets a professional cleaning.