Dental care for dogs is just as important as it is for humans. Your dog’s dental health is critical to their overall health. Dental issues can cause health problems in other parts of your dog’s body to occur. This makes it extremely important to have your dogs teeth and gums evaluated by their veterinarian at a minimum, once a year. Routine veterinarian visits allow veterinarians to evaluate your dog for early signs of health issues and well as maintain your dog’s dental hygiene.
If you notice your dog having dental issues before their yearly check up, it’s strongly suggested to contact your vet for a visit. Signs to look for include:
-Broken or loose teeth
-Loss of appetite
-Bleeding from the mouth
-Swelling in or around the mouth
Your dog’s veterinarian may suggest a variety of treatment plans if your dog is having any type of issue. One of the best things you can do for your dog’s dental health is preventative care. Brushing your dog’s teeth and providing dental chews can make a world of a difference.
While it can be challenging to do so, brushing your dog’s teeth is very effective in preventing any dental issues. Many dogs don’t like to have their owners brush their teeth, but starting this routine early on in your dog’s life will be greatly effective in avoiding dental issues for your dog.