Dog Dental care is an essential part of pet parenting — just like with humans, a dog’s oral care is an important part of their overall health. Plus, a healthy mouth means more kisses without the dreaded “dog breath.”

Puppy Teeth – Dog Dental Care

Most puppies will start their lives with very sharp little teeth. But their teeth are not permanent teeth; they will be replaced over the first few months of a dog’s life, so don’t fret about the chompers. Now, most dogs grow up with human diets, which does tend to wreak havoc on their teeth. Feeding a grain-free diet will have a huge impact on the severity of dental issues. Feeding your dog a dry food diet, which can be more of a worry wart in terms of carbs, also helps minimize teeth wear. Read our review of kibble brands here. Rabbits (and other fluffy pets) Typically, rabbits should have their teeth cleaned twice a year. Dog Dental cleaning involves first extracting any tartar from around the teeth, then it’s brushed. This is done either by a dental expert or by a regular dog groomer.

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Adult Teeth – Dog Dental Care

Many dogs are born with their adult teeth already in place. This indicates that they are eating, drinking, and chewing just fine. Since some dogs are naturally more dexterous with their mouths, this can happen as early as 12 weeks. When it does, teeth around these teeth will be well-formed and healthy. Adult teeth are typically white, yellow, or gray, with the most common occlusion teeth being the incisors and premolars. These teeth provide support for the middle part of the canine tooth structure. In most cases, you will notice that your dog is not in pain when chewing hard items like bones or rawhide. Oral Diseases Teeth that are infected, abscessed, or cracked do not make good chewing and may require veterinary intervention.

Brushing your dog’s teeth

Dogs can take comfort in knowing that their mouths are designed with a soft, large surface area that allows for greater chewing, cleaning, and flossing. The sharp edges of their teeth are designed to help remove food and treats from the mouth quickly, rather than the kind of eating that is hard on the teeth. As long as the teeth and gums are healthy, you should be able to properly clean your dog’s teeth and gums, by either brushing them at home or giving them a dental sedative. Dental Tablets Dental Tablets are helpful to relieve pain and irritation and also prevent tooth decay. Dog owners should clean their pets’ teeth using dental tablets that are made specifically for dogs.

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Dental chews and treats

Just like with humans, it’s important to feed your dog treats that contain chewable bones, so that teeth don’t get worn down over time. (Teeth that are too worn down will push themselves forward and become sensitive to pressure, which can lead to even more chewing — to the point where the canine teeth begin to die, making them useless). As with any treatment that has something inside it, it’s best to go for those that are tasty and chewy. But if you prefer your dog to chew food on the go, dog biscuits made with treats are a great option. Just make sure that your dog doesn’t get sick from eating something that could potentially poison them, as some dog foods and treats can be quite high in sodium.

Dog dental care will help prevent nasty tooth decay and gum disease and will extend the life of his teeth. These simple habits will make cleaning your dog’s teeth super easy. Choose a Healthy Diet There are three things that your dog needs to eat in order to maintain good dental hygiene: good quality, whole food, protein, and healthy fats. For best results, steer clear of anything “processed” or canned.

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