Helping Your Dog Maintain Good Dental Health
Dogs and humans share many different things. One of those similarities is problems about dental health. There’s a reason why we need to visit the dentist regularly and that is to make sure our teeth and gums are always in tiptop condition. The same thing is a primary concern for our canine buddies. Yes, dogs need proper tooth and gum care because if they aren’t provided with one, they might develop all sorts of problems that not only lead to them losing teeth but also threaten their lives.
Unlike humans though, it’s a lot more difficult to maintain good dental health for dogs for the obvious reason that they don’t have the capability of telling you what the problem is. So, the best approach you can do as the owner is by way of prevention. Simply put, establish a habit of performing these three steps that will lead to keeping your dog’s mouth healthy all the time.
1 – Brush their teeth regularly.
Just imagine how it would turn out if you don’t brush your teeth regularly. But dogs don’t really need to have their teeth brushed every day, since good oral hygiene for them means brushing at least a couple of time a week. Regardless of the type of diet your pet has, there always will be buildup of plaque and tartar, which in turn could lead to gum disease, if you don’t brush their teeth.
2 – Dry food is better for dental health.
It can’t be denied that wet food is what dogs really love. But then again, you have to understand that wet food is not really ideal for promoting good oral health. You may not be aware of it but feeding them wet food for the most part means speeding up the process of tartar and plaque accumulation. As for dry food, the fact that the dog needs to break down and chew it more and with a lot of effort only means that there’s a good chance the current buildup of plaque and tartar will be scraped off the teeth. So, it is in a way some form of brushing or cleaning of the teeth.
3 – Give your dog healthy and smart treats.
Lastly, take a closer look at the treats you’re giving your dogs because not all of them are healthy; there are those smart treats like dog dental chews that help a lot in promoting good oral health like freshening their breath and cleaning their teeth.
You see, it really isn’t that hard to maintain good dental health for your animal best friend; all it takes is a bit of effort and a lot of love.