Making sense of your dogs dental care
Having a dog is one thing, and keeping the dogs dental care healthy is yet another thing. And while many dog owners tend to limit the care and love shown to their dogs to providing their dogs with amazing food, exciting grooming secession, and quality checkups, very few dog owners ever think about the oral hygiene of their dogs.
Just like humans, oral hygiene in dogs is just as important as oral hygiene in humans. Hence it shouldn’t be taken lightly. So, as a dog owner who wants to treat his/her dog to the best possible care ever, you must factor in the oral hygiene of your dogs just like you would consider giving your dogs the best meals possible. Not doing so means it would be difficult for you to pick out when your dog is dealing with excruciating pains from toothaches or sore gums.
And with the alarming rate of periodontal diseases and other painful dental conditions, it’s easy to see why your dogs dental care shouldn’t be taken lightly. Nonetheless, all these conditions are preventable if dog owners would embrace a robust dog dental care cleaning routine and other professional checkups just the way they cherish grooming their dogs.
So how do you go about giving your dog the best possible dental health care? Well, I’m glad you asked, read on as this article is written just for you.
Like daily grooming of your dogs, dental care should be something your dog looks up to. And this is only possible if you take proactive steps. Trust me when I say this doesn’t happen from the blue, it takes daily experiment for your dogs to get used to brushing their teeth.
To ensure your dogs get used to brushing their teeth, it is advised you introduce your dogs to dental health care when they are just puppies; this is because doing so when they are a little mature will most likely prove very difficult.
Well, this doesn’t mean that it is impossible to introduce your adult dogs to proper dental health care. In fact, you can introduce your adult dog to proper oral hygiene, but then, you must embrace a slow and patient approach as this is new to your dog.
Today, most dog experts believe that although brushing the teeth of your dog daily is the ideal standard for your dogs dental care, it wouldn’t hurt either to brush their teeth four times a week. Also, learn to move at the pace of your dog, if your dog allows you only to brush half of his teeth, don’t try to go overboard with it, just leave the other half until the following day. Believe me, with time; your dog will get used to the whole dental care routine and happily agree to daily brushing.
Is that all there is to giving your dog the best dental care treatment? Absolutely not! Another way to ensure your dog maintains a healthy dental care approach is to leverage on what they chew. Allowing your dogs to nibble on natural products like rawhide or knucklebones is reputed to help rid their teeth of dirt and other food leftovers. And while dogs love to eat now and then, employing this approach means your dogs will naturally learn to embrace proper dental care without even knowing it.