Why is dog dental health care important?
We are all told about the importance of brushing our teeth from an early age. However, many of us forget that the same applies to our dogs. If you don’t look after the teeth of your dog, unfortunately, you may expect many dental health issues down the line.
Here are some signs that could indicate a problem with your dog’s dental health:
- Difficulty or reluctance to eat
- Excess salivation
- Bad breath
- Broken teeth
- Bleeding gums
It is important that these dog dental hygiene problems are dealt with as soon as possible to prevent further health issues.
What problems can bad dog dental hygiene cause?
Most dog oral care cases aren’t classed as emergency treatment. However, dog dental disease is progressive, and things will gradually get worse. The longer the delay, the more likely your dog will suffer irreversible damage – this could result in longer and more frequent anaesthetics and likely more extractions.
What dental treatment for dogs is best?
Without doubt the most effective way to look after your dog’s teeth is to brush them. If your dog already has a build-up of tartar on their teeth, brushing alone won’t be enough, they’ll require a dog dental scale & polish. Our vets and nurses will be able to advise you what dental treatment is best for your dog. We would recommend a dog oral health exam for your pet every 6 to 12 months.
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