the importance of oral care in dogs

Canines and Cavities: The Importance of Oral Care in Dogs

It’s unfortunate dog dental care, and specifically senior dog dental care is not taken as seriously as it should be. 

You want me to what? Brush my dog’s teeth? Like with a toothbrush and toothpaste? Ridiculous! Admit it, you’ve had the same reaction haven’t you!! Don’t worry you’re not alone, but hopefully by the time you reach the end of this post you’ll realise how important it really is. … Read full post

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Bad Breath in Dogs

 

The day you say to yourself “yikes” my dog has bad breath, is the day to pick up the phone and make a vet appointment. The thing is, stinky breath means some sort of tooth or gum issue and possibly even some pain, the extent of which can only be determined by your trusty vet.… Read full post

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Why Does My Dog Have Bad Breath

Why does my dog have bad breath you ask? I’m going to say it’s because you haven’t been brushing your dog’s teeth!!

From experience it seems many people believe bad breath is a normal thing, and why would you think of questioning something that’s normal? I know I wouldn’t!

The truth is, bad breath is nature’s way of telling you your dog is having some oral hygiene issues, which need to be addressed as soon as possible.… Read full post

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Dog Dental Care

It’s interesting to me that dog dental care is not taken as seriously as it should be.

There is a whole month (February) dedicated to spreading the word about the importance of pet dental health, yet I wonder if the message is getting through. I guess it’s time for me to do my part then!… Read full post

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Toothbrushes For Small Dogs

Good oral hygiene can literally save your dog’s life, so in this post I’m going to be showing you some examples of toothbrushes for small dogs.

Dog dental care is such an important issue, not enough can be written about it. It is important not only in terms of oral hygiene, but as a way to prevent serious illness. … Read full post

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Dog Dental Chews: Do They Help Keep Teeth Clean?

We’re getting the message about the importance of brushing our dog’s teeth, so we want to know if dog dental chews will help. 

In previous posts we looked at various toothbrushes and toothpastes, now it’s time to talk about dog dental chews.

We already know how plaque can build up on our dog’s teeth, just like it does on our own.… Read full post

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Toothpaste for Dogs

The importance of taking our dog’s oral hygiene seriously cannot be overstated, so in my series about dog dental care the next topic we’ll be addressing is toothpaste for dogs. 

While looking for toothpaste for my dogs, I was surprised by the number of ingredients in some of the formulations I researched, and concerned about how many I had never heard of.… Read full post

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Which Dog Toothbrush Should I Buy?

Believe me, dental disease is something you’re going to want to avoid if at all possible, and a dog toothbrush is a great start.    

See your vet

Nothing wrong with buying a toothbrush right now (and don’t forget the toothpaste!), but I recommend you make an appointment to have your dog’s teeth checked by your vet.… Read full post