Our dogs are precious creatures, aren’t they?! They are our best friends, little shadows, and babies of the four-legged persuasion. Pups give us endless entertainment and are always there when we need them.
In return, we have a responsibility to look after our furry friends and make sure that they are healthy and happy throughout their lives.
One of the things we need to watch out for is their teeth. Your doggo uses their mouth as their hands. They are constantly in and out of things. Biting, chewing, playing. Keeping their teeth healthy is vital. But we have already talked about the importance of good oral health for your pup. Here are a few easy ways to improve your dog’s oral health.
Unless you started at a pretty young age, at first, your dog will likely hate having their teeth brushed. It will take a while for them to get used to the feeling of you poking around in their mouth, but it is something you will want to do every day if possible. This will make sure your dog’s teeth stay clean and healthy. It can be a great way to prevent cavities, bad breath and plaque build up in your pet.
If you have a new doggo, make sure you get on this habit right away. Getting them used to you brushing their teeth will save you both a lot of stress and anxiety in the future.
One of the easiest ways to make sure your dog has a healthy mouth is to give them teething/chewing treats. Dental chews are a great upkeep between brushing. Plus, with all the options out there, your dog is sure to find a favorite.
Teething and chew treats are designed to help clear out tartar and keep their teeth sharp for eating. There are plenty of different treats on the market so it really depends on what kind of treat you want to buy for your dog.
We have a review of one of our favorite chews – the Barkworthies Split Antler Chews. These last a good while and are wonderful for your pup’s teeth. Having a treat like this once a week can make a huge difference to their oral health overall. We will be sharing with you another great chew option in the near future.
There are foods out there which can be incredibly beneficial to their oral health. Having a good diet will ensure that they have strong teeth throughout their lives.
For example, crunchy foods like biscuits can offer a buffing property for the teeth. They can help keep Pup’s teeth shiny and smooth.
Calcium rich foods are also essential for building stronger bones and making sure that teeth aren’t at all brittle. Please talk to your vet about the healthiest options for your canine friend and their oral health.
Vet dental bills can add up in a hurry! There are many natural remedies for bad dog breath and to improve your dog’s oral health. these are a great way to avoid paying out for money at the vets. If your dog has a plaque issue, you can make a solution which will soften the plaque and allow you to remove it.
Take one part hydrogen peroxide and one part Aloe Vera juice. Mix this up and apply to a cotton ball and rub on the teeth every day. After a few weeks, the plaque should be gone. There are also other remedies you can find online which can do wonders for your dog and the strength of their teeth.
We aren’t the only ones who should visit the dentist now and again. Our dogs need the same treatment and need to have regular checkups with the vet. Your vet will be able to tell you if there is anything wrong with their teeth and they can give you advice on how they solve the issue to minimise any discomfort for the dog. It is always important to take your dog to the vet every few months whether they have an issue or not because it can make a big difference to your dog’s health overall.