Our pet's mouth is said to be cleaner than our own, but this isn't entirely true. We must provide offer a similar level of care for our dogs and cats as we do for ourselves in order to ensure that their teeth, gums, and tongues are healthy. Continue reading for some easy ways to keep your pet's teeth clean and healthy.
SIGNS OF AN UNHEALTHY MOUTH
When it comes to our pet's dental health, it's necessary to recognize any signs of an issue.
These are some of them:
- Loose teeth
- Discoloured teeth
- Appetite loss
- Bleeding from the mouth or gums
- Bad Breath
Recognizing these problems can aid in the prevention of periodontal disease, which causes deterioration of the gums, teeth, and jawbone. Fortunately, there are steps you can do at home to ensure that your pet's dental health is in perfect condition.
HELPING THEM KEEP THEIR PEARLY WHITES
Brushing your pet's teeth has a great impact on their overall dental health! Cleaning their teeth a couple of times a week will aid in the prevention of bad breath and tooth decay.
Start with a dental wipe and gently clean the teeth and gums to get your dog or cat comfortable with brushing.
You may introduce pet-specific toothpaste and softly brush with your finger or a small toothbrush when your pet is comfortable.
CHANGE AND IMPROVE THEIR DIET
A diet of good, fresh food not only makes your dogs happier but also helps them maintain their oral health. Pet owners can try to reduce the starches in their pet's diet as it gets stuck in their teeth and this is converted to sugars. This causes plaque tartar, gum disease, and tooth decay.
SOMETHING TO CONSIDER
Chewing is a natural habit for pets and chewing on the right things may help them maintain good dental health. You may offer your pet something to help them eliminate plaque by giving them natural chews and toys to play with.
This even keeps them occupied and prevents them from chewing on your things. Brushing your pets' teeth, adding nourishing food to their diet, and giving them appropriate chews will enhance their dental health and minimize vet visits. We can all agree that this is something you and your dogs should be happy about!