Dental Care Options for Your Dog
Keeping your dog’s teeth healthy is an important part of their health. Cleaning their teeth will remove plaque and tartar. Have no idea how to clean you pooch’s pearly whites? Here’s how:
If your dog will let you, you can actually brush your dog’s teeth for them. If you do, ensure you use a toothbrush specifically for dogs. It should be soft and the right size. Never use human toothpaste. You want to remove any uneaten food to avoid plaque build-up. This will also keep bad breath
at bay. You could wipe any excess food away as well. If you want to try cleaning your dog's teeth, do it slowly and in stages so your dog becomes used to process.
Dog Dental Treats
Dental treats are a great way to keep your dog’s teeth in check. There are many options available from sticks to bones to antlers. Most dogs love chewing on these sorts of treats so it can be a great option. Make sure you source out good quality products for your dog. Talk to your local pet store about what they suggest.
A good diet
is one of the best ways you help your dog maintain not only good overall health but also assist with dental health. The RSPCA recommends that the basis of your dog's diet should be a high quality balanced premium dog food. You can also offer some natural foods to provide some variety. Natural foods include fresh human-grade raw meat. Animals have different requirements depending on their breed, size, age and general health. Talk to your vet if you’re unsure.
Making the effort to care for your dog’s teeth will assist in keeping them healthy. You should also take your dog for regular dental check-ups at the vet
. A vet will be able to thoroughly examine teeth and clean them if need be.