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Dogs too need adequate dental care

By Dharam

Earlier, it was considered that unlike men, dogs need not to brush their teeth. At that time, it was believed that dogs used to eat and chew bone and skin that perhaps accomplished the same purpose. Now this is not the case and now dogs eat that food which we generally provide to them. That food is quite gentle on their teeth and gums that stresses the need of brushing. Plaque is the enemy of the teeth of dogs. When plaque is not regularly cleaned then it gets hardened and becomes tartar and later creeps below the gum line. That may result in tooth decay, tooth loss, infection and sores in the mouth.

However, the problems that crop up in the mouth unfortunately do not remain confined to it but lead to various other problems that may embrace kidney, lung, heart and liver problem. Now you may think how to know that your pet is having dental problems. So there are some signs which indicate that your dog is having dental problems, for example if your dog is having bad breath, shows reluctance to eat even when it is hungry or it seems to you that your dog is feeling pain while eating something. To save your dog from dental problem you can give your dog try food that will scrub away the developing plaque; however, it is important to know that dry food will not do this on its own. There are some foods available in the market specially made to check tartar.

In such foods, you can even find tartar control biscuits for dogs. These biscuits make it compulsory for the pets to chew them for a long time as a result that this hits the nail on the head. Another simple method of helping your dog to get rid of tartar is to use toothbrush and toothpaste which is easily available in the your nearest veterinary stores however, the flavor of that toothpaste is more likely to be poultry. You should never your toothpaste intended for humans for your dog as they may swallow them. You can normally brush the teeth of your dog twice a week. It is quite important to know that even regularly brushing your teeth may not remove the tartar from the teeth of your dog totally and in that case a veterinary my surely help you.
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Dharam is a high profile technical writer and health consultant and provide you latest information about health care dental plans and what you can do for your health. Read more on dogs dental care.

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