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More Attention Should Be Paid On Dog Dental Health

Dog owners often neglect their pet's teeth to the extent that 80% of all dogs by the age of three have developed dental disease. What people don't realize is that the severity of dog tooth decay can be extremely detrimental to the health of dogs, ranging from tooth loss to possible death caused by related infections. There are many ways to determine if a canine has fostered dental disease and even more methods to preventing and treating this disease.

 

 
It is the responsibility of the dog owner to ensure that the dog's teeth are kept clean and free of dental disease because they are unable to make decisions and prevent decay. Consistent bad breath is an instant way to tell if a dog has dental disease because the stale food mixes with the pet's saliva to create a very unpleasant smell. Tooth decay can also be discovered from a dog's behavior change. Dental disease is very painful and is constantly hurting, therefore some dogs may show signs of aggression or become reluctant to perform actions that involve touching or rubbing of the mouth. Also, if dog tooth decay is occurring, then they are likely to begin drooling on a regular basis. Small breeds are more susceptible than larger dogs, along with breeds that have short noses because there are too many teeth to be proportionate with their tiny jaws.
 
Importance of Dog Dental Care
 
Knowing the process of dental disease and dog tooth decay is essential to prevention and treatment methods. Beginning with plaque, after settling and calcium salts are formed it turns into harder deposits called tartar. Leaving this untreated can lead to gingivitis which is very unhealthy for canines, but luckily it can be reversed with proper treatment. However, if the condition is left untreated, periodontal disease will occur which leads to inevitable occurrence of tooth decay for dogs.
 
Prevention of Dog Dental Diseases 
 
Choose a time when your pet is not energetic enough to put up a fight. Right after running or playing would be a good time to brush the canine teeth of your dog as your pet is more likely to be tired from the physical activity and may not resist you much.
 
How to Brush Dog's Teeth
 
Talk to your pet soothingly as you begin the process. Pets respond well to your voice. Talking to them softly will make them feel reassured and safe. First, flip up the lips to expose its teeth and gums. Take a clean wash cloth and wet the edge. Gently rub the gums and work downward to the dog's teeth using circular motions. At first, stick to shorter routines to prevent your pet from disliking the activity. Give your pet a treat and praise as a reward. Once your pet begins to cooperate more, increase the duration of brushing until you are able to brush your pet's teeth with a finger brush and pet toothpaste.
 
What to Brush a Dogs Teeth with.....
 
Although you can use a human tooth brush and other speical dental equipment, a dog toothbrush would be more ideal for your pet. However, never use human toothpaste with fluoride. Large quantities of fluoride are poisonous to your pet. Since pets cannot rinse and spit as we humans do, they would have to eventually swallow the paste. So get pet toothpaste which is designed to be swallowed anyway. They come in pet appropriate flavors that pets can hardly resists.
 
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