It is extremely important from an early age that you are aware of your pet’s teeth, and how to develop good dental care throughout their life so as to prevent unhealthy teeth and gums. Good dental health begins with a proper diet. Feeding your dog dry food rather than moist, through its mild abrasive action on the teeth can help remove the bacterial plaque that can harden into tartar. Dry food also provides them with adequate chewing exercises and gum stimulation. Table scraps and sweets should be avoided as they may also increase plaque and tartar formation. Dogs need to have their teeth brushed in order to eliminate the dental plaque, which can cause tooth decay and the formation of tartar, which can lead to gum disease. It is important to introduce regular brushing at an early age, 6 – 8 weeks.
Encouragement, praise and reward after brushing their will make it a positive experience for your pet.
Good Dental Care requires:-
- A nutritious diet
- Chew treats such as bones
- Regular brushing
- Regular dental checkups at the Veterinary Clinic