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Dental health: where overall pet health begins

Dog dental problems are the most common health issue among U.S. pets, affecting at least 70 to 80 percent of dogs.  Problems that develop in the mouth can seriously affect the overall health of pets and could potentially affect quality of life, as well as longevity. That’s why daily dental care plays such an important role in the overall health of your dog.

Recognizing dental problems

A pet’s bad breath can be a sign that dog may be developing dental problems, including the buildup of plaque and tartar. If ignored, many types of dental conditions are not only irreversible, but can eventually result in tooth loss or cause severe health issues.
But how do you know if your dog’s bad breath is more than simply annoying? There are other signs you may notice that could mean a serious dental condition is developing. These include:

  • excessive drooling
  • painful chewing
  • gum discoloration

Dental-Cleaning

 

The power of nutrition: everyday dental health

Tartar control treats offer a temporary fix to help with your pet’s dental health. But taking your pet to the veterinarian for regular cleanings is also recommended. Daily brushing is important, but that can be difficult. Specific dental formulas can provide the everyday feeding solution to help promote your pet’s optimal dental health.

Other ways to manage your pet’s dental health

In addition to regular dental cleanings by your veterinarian, there are many things you can do at home to promote your pet’s dental health. Your pet may benefit further from:

  • daily tooth brushing (using specially formulated toothpastes for pets—ask your veterinarian)
  • chew toys
  • edible chews

Article Courtesy of:  http://www.purinaveterinarydiets.com

by KATHY PRINE AND FURBY BROWN (HAPPY SNORT SNORT) on Argyle Veterinary Hospital

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