Many people don’t realize the importance of keeping their dog’s teeth clean. Good oral hygiene will help prevent bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease. Preventing infection in the teeth and gums can also help prevent infection in other parts of the body such as the kidneys, liver and heart.
Brushing your dog’s teeth can be very easy, you can buy a finger toothbrush and toothpaste made for dogs! It is just as important to brush your dog’s teeth as it is to brush your own. Work it into your daily routine, perhaps brush your dog’s teeth right before or after you brush your own!
Plaque starts out as a soft discoloration on your dog’s teeth. Within 24 – 48 hours this plaque hardens into tartar. You see this as the hard, brown film usually at the top of your dog’s teeth. Tartar, or calculus, is the first sign of…
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