Did you know, by the age of 3 over 80% of all dogs have a dental disease?
Dental diseases in dogs can start from plaque and mildly inflamed gums to established gingivitis (gum disease). If not treated right, this can lead to more serious issues which can result in bone and/or tooth loss.
The best way to prevent this, is to have a good at-home dental care routine.
Looking for Signs of Dental Disease in Dogs:
The first thing you can do at home is to simply look for signs of dental disease. Flip your pet's lip up, and ask yourself these questions:
- Does your dog have stinky breath? This can be one of the most obvious signs of your dog having a plaque or tater build up.
- Does your beautiful dog have red or swollen gums?
- Are any of our fur babies teeth yellow or brown? Loose or missing?
- How’s your dog’s appetite—still a chow hound? Different? Having trouble chewing bones? Losing weight?
If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, your fur baby could have a dental disease. But don’t worry, help is here!
Prevention is better than cure!
So, how do you help to prevent plaque or tarter build up from your babies mouth? By allowing your pet to chew on something (supervised) for as little as 30 minutes per day, they can naturally scrape off the nasties living on their teeth. But the hard thing is, what (besides everything they shouldn't be chewing) can you give to them to chew on for that long each day?
We have the Naturally shed deer antlers available (Did you know that deer shed their antlers naturally each year?). This is the perfect long lasting chew for any dog who loves to chew! If they lose interest in this treat, all you have to do is rub it on a hard surface (bricks or concrete) to release the natural scents again, or for a bit of a treat you can put a small amount of natural peanut butter on the end of it for them to chew off and enjoy!
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*Remember to always watch your pet when feeding a treat*