It’s part of our daily routine to clean our teeth each morning and evening. But, not all pet parents know that it should be part of a doggy dental care routine too. So how do you keep dogs' teeth clean? We run through the options, from brushing with a DIY paste option you'll have in the pantry to a simple addition to the diet.
Dental disease and oral health problems are common in dogs. By just two years of age, 70% of cats and 80% of dogs have some form of periodontal disease (gum disease), with small and toy breed dogs, who are increasing in popularity, being particularly susceptible.
In this article, we will cover:
The importance of good oral health in dogs
How to estimate the condition of your dog’s mouth and teeth
Signs that your dog may need a vet to treat their teeth or gums and what this can involve
Factors that affect the condition of a dog's teeth and the progression of dental disease
Information about how to keep your dog's mouth in good condition