Man and his dog share many similar things. Of the many similarities, one pressing concern about dogs that humans also suffer from are dental health issues. The reason why we have to go to the dentist regularly is to ensure out mouth, teeth, and gums are properly taken care of. The same thing happens with our four-legged buddies. The fact is just like humans, dogs also need regular and proper tooth and gum care for the reason that without it, they could develop tooth and gum infections, which in turn could threaten their very existence.
But obviously, it will be very challenging to deal with your dog’s dental health because unlike us, they don’t have the ability to complain or talk about what is bothering or aching them. Therefore, the most effective way of ensuring good dental health is by prevention. In other words, you need to consider making a routine or habit out of these three easy ways to make sure your dog’s mouth is healthy.
1 – Brush their teeth regularly.
Just imagine how it would turn out if you don’t brush your teeth regularly. For dogs, there’s no need to brush daily, as the ideal oral hygiene means brushing at least twice a week. The failure to brush your dog’s teeth means they likely will develop tartar, plaque, and eventually gum disease.
2 – Consider a switch to dry food.
It’s no secret that wet food is something dogs love more than dry varieties. However, you should know that wet food is not ideal when it comes to promoting good oral health for your dog. You may not be aware of it but feeding them wet food for the most part means speeding up the process of tartar and plaque accumulation. With dry food on the other hand, your dog will have to chew a little harder on the food, which means that doing so might help to scruff away the current buildup of tartar and plaque in the teeth. So, it is in a way some form of brushing or cleaning of the teeth.
3 – Give them healthy treats.
Finally, look for dog treats that promote good oral health, including but not limited to dog dental chews that actually help in freshening their breath and cleaning their teeth.
You see, it really isn’t that hard to maintain good dental health for your animal best friend; all it takes is a bit of effort and a lot of love.