Dog Dental Health
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Do you know the Two Leading causes for Dog Deaths?
1.) Dog Obesity 2.) Bad Dog Dental Health
Dog Dental Health in Your fur baby is very important! So maybe Fido doesn’t neet to Floss but brushing is a good thing. Many of us assume pets breath will smell bad regards (I mean they do lick everything) but it is a preventable disease. It is important to get professional pet care from your veterinarian. A yearly exam is important to make sure your pet is in the best health possible. Dogs do not want to show they are not feeling well so they normally hide how they are feeling if in pain.
You can find tips for dog dental health at ASPCA.
One a recent visit to the our Vet I asked her, Should I brush our dogs teeth daily? Do people really do that?
She said it was great if we did but realistically it doesn’t always happen She said simply taking a small piece of gauze and wiping down the teeth every few days and you can drastically help aid in improving dental health. She did it to our sweet Penny and sure enough you could see the plague build up on her finger wrapped in gauze. Penny didn’t mind at all and didn’t flinch at all. Our Vet mentioned using a tooth brush and paste gets messy and unless you train your dog early on simply using gauze does the trick!
DO NOT USE HUMAN TOOTHPASTE! CET is the most common toothpaste used for animals. (Cool thing is it is made in the USA also!)
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association- 4 out of 5 dogs over age 3 may have periodontal disease
Click on the Link for a Video from the AVMA on Periodontal Disease
Did you know Fido has 42 teeth! Read more about Dental Health from Vet Medicine
It is so important to take your animals to a veterinarian EVERY YEAR for a check up. The vet will check your pets teeth for healthy dog dental health.
Our Vet had great resources on Dog Dental Health on their website. [button link=”http://www.eagleanimalclinic.com/p/veterinarian/dental_care/eagle-id-83616/eagle-animal-clinic-4440″ type=”icon” icon=”paper” newwindow=”yes”] Downloadable Documents on Dog Dental Health from Our Vet Office[/button]