While we mainly talk about adult and pediatric dentistry on our blog, this Friday we thought it would be fun to talk about our pooches oral health. While dog’s are not as likely to get cavities as humans, they can still have plaque and tartar build up in addition to many other oral health issues. For this reason, it’s important to clean your dog’s teeth regularly, and also provide toys, bones and an appropriate diet so that your dog can have strong, healthy teeth!
We love this article “Dog Dental Care” by the Dog Whisperer himself, Caesar Milan. It provides expert advice on why we need to clean our dog’s teeth, how to clean your dog’s teeth at home, and when it’s necessary to see a veterinarian for more advanced doggy dental care.
There are also a number of articles, videos, and product reviews available online so that you can get a comprehensive guide on exactly how to clean your dog’s teeth. If you have any questions, you should contact your veterinarian, who also acts as your dog’s dentist!
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