15 Dec Open Wide!! Brushing your dog’s teeth
For many years dogs went without brushing their teeth, but as time evolved they need regular dental check ups just like us. They can have gum disease, and an get an abscessed tooth and even a broken tooth and you would never know! Some gum disease or tooth decay can be life threatening if not taken care of. You can brush your own dog’s teeth but start as a puppy, get them used to it, let them lick the toothpaste and reward. Be sure to use tooth paste and tooth brushes specifically for dogs. Don’t force your dog’s mouth open, and reward when they do well. You can also let them chew on hard bones which will help with tartar build up. If your dog will absolutely NOT let you brush, don’t force them, your vet can do under anesthesia . LEAve it to the pros!!
So your next vet check, have them look at the teeth, back and front, have X-rays if needed, and check gums. Good oral hygiene is essential and will also prevent that yuccky doggie breath!! Happy Brushing!!