Every dog’s oral care is important because the pet’s life is completely dependant on the owner’s know-how.
Let’s quickly dive into how you are a superhero to your dog’s oral care.
A very common problem
Periodontal disease in dogs is sadly more common than anyone expects. Many owners do not listen to a veterinarian’s advice on the scheduling of cleanings, etc. Many just do not have the economic support for a clean/checkup every six to twelve months
Many owners can greatly benefit from hundreds of dollars spent versus thousands when applying a little research.
According to the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC):
“Periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition occurring in adult dogs and cats, and is entirely preventable. By three years of age, most dogs and cats have some evidence of periodontal disease. Unfortunately, other than bad breath, there are few signs of the disease process evident to the owner, and professional dental cleaning and periodontal therapy often comes too late to prevent extensive disease or to save teeth.”
There are several signs that may indicate that your dog is experiencing poor dental health or dental trouble, and the most common include:
- “Dog Breath”
- Mouth pawing
- No interest in eating
- Chewing anything on one side of the mouth does not occur
- Rubbing head on the floor
- Swelling, heat or redness inside the mouth
These signs may indicate any number of dental problems including an abscess, a broken/chipped tooth, fractured roots, a foreign object stuck in the mouth, a sore in the mouth, or excessive plaque buildup.
If any of these signs present, please take your dog into your veterinarian immediately.
To be a step ahead of these potential issues, TEEF offers a super effective, inexpensive oral care option
Bill Bistak B Sc., SEO/SEM Spc, CRT
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