Why You Need to Brush Your Dog's Teeth Daily
How many times a week do you brush your dog’s teeth? This may be an uncomfortable question for many owners. Poor dental health is one of the most common health conditions in dogs. In fact, as much as over 80% of pups will have dental problems by the age of three. However, while your dog may not show any signs of pain, it’s not that your dog’s toothache isn’t hurting him: your dog is just excellent at masking his pain.
As a responsible pet owner, it’s up to you to take care of your dog’s health. Continue below to learn just why dental health is so important in dogs, and why you should be brushing your dog’s teeth daily!
Not So Different From You
While it may be tempting to think that dogs and humans simply have different dental needs, this isn’t the case. Humans and dogs in fact share many of the same oral diseases. Examine yourself: If you don’t brush your teeth regularly, your teeth and gums will be in bad shape in no time. Similar to dogs, a lack of regular brushing will eventually lead to escalating dental issues.
Consequences of Poor Brushing
Chronic neglect of your dog’s oral health will inevitably lead to serious health complications. Here is a list of poor dental health conditions in dogs:
- Bad Breath: As bacteria thrive unchecked in your puppy's mouth, your dog’s breath will begin to smell bad: very bad. This is the most obvious sign something is amiss in your dog’s mouth.
- Tartar: When food, bacteria, and saliva are left to their own devices plaque forms on the teeth. Eventually, as plaque combines with minerals, tartar forms. Tartar is the foreshadowing periodontal disease.
- Periodontal Disease: As your dog’s teeth are left to decay, periodontal disease will begin to take root. This disease will recede your dog’s gums and, eventually, without treatment, destroy the bone support of the teeth.
To prevent your dog’s mouth from developing these complications: brush those teeth daily!
We’ll Brush Your Dog’s Teeth
It is our responsibility as pet parents to look after our dog’s health. If you’re struggling to maintain your pup’s dental needs, come visit us at Wescott Acres Luxury Pet Resort.
We offer a wide range of grooming services provided by a team of experienced and professional groomers. We would be delighted to regularly pamper your pup and brush their teeth. Contact or visit us today to schedule your companion’s first of many visits!