DOG DENTAL CARE
Does your dog have bad breath? Guess what - he probably has a disease that right now is destroying the tissue and bone supporting his teeth. In fact, eight out of 10 dogs have it by age 3. It's the most common health problem for dogs
- periodontal disease. Don't worry, it's also completely preventable. You just have to brush up on dog dental care.
WHY DOG TOOTH CARE MATTERS!
More than 80% of dogs develop some degree of periodontal disease by age 3,which affects the gums.
9 SIGNS OF ORAL DISEASE IN DOGS
1. Bad breath
2. Loose teeth
3. Discolored teeth or teeth covered in tartar
4. Sensitive or painful mouth
6. Dropping food from mouth
7. Bleeding from mouth
8. Loss of appetite
9. Weight loss
Dogs need professional cleaning at least once a year.(Maybe more depending on age, health and condition of teeth.)
- DENTAL RADIOGRAPHS
Do you practice preventive dentistry at home?
- Daily brushing of dog's teeth
- Routine inspections of dog's mouth
How often do you BRUSH your dog's teeth?
40% not at all
18% once a week
11% once a month
HOW TO BRUSH YOUR DOG'S TEETH
6 Quick Steps
- Use one hand to lift the dogs lip up and the other hand to manipulate the toothbrush.
- Brush with an oval motion, as you would use brushing your own teeth.
- Aim bristles at a 110 its-deg roe angle to the tooth, with bristles pointing toward the gum line.
- Brush all sections of the mouth -upper, lower, back, front - and both inner and outer surfaces.
- Distribute tooth paste on the mouth and brush to reap benefits of enzymes.
- Check your dog’s mouth for i any unusual swelling, chipped or broken teeth,or bleeding gums.
- Rubber finger brush
- Washcloth or piece of gauze
- Pet toothpaste
- A nylon bristle children tooth brush
- Dental chew toys
- Water additives
- Chlorhexidine oral rinse and gel
- Food specifically designed to reduce plaque and tarter buildup
DOG TEETH FACTS
Dogs have 28 deciduous teeth (temporary/puppy teeth) & 42 permanent teeth.
Most commonly fractured teeth are the canines and the upper fourth premolar (largest tooth in dog's mouth).
SOURCE: 006 FANCY MAGABNE
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