Dog dental care is a topic dog owners tend to overlook for too long. Dog dental care may not be top-dog on the list of dog owners’ things to do, but dog dental healthcare is very important for dog health. Although most people are aware of dog teeth and dog gums, they do not know how important dog dental care actually is. It has been found that dog dental problems are associated with over 80% of dog health issues.
The first thing you need to remember about dog teeth is that dog teeth are different from human teeth. The dog mouth differs in structure and dental care needs. Just like humans, a dog will need its teeth cleaned regularly to prevent plaque build-up and tooth decay. Dog owners should invest in veterinarian-approved toothpaste and brushes to keep dogs’ oral hygiene on point.
One way you can help your dog with dog teeth cleaning is by feeding him/her food that does not have harmful ingredients in it. Although dog dental care might not be the most enjoyable activity, it should be worked into your daily routine just like dog walking or dog grooming may already be.