Get a dog with healthy and strong teeth
Periodontal diseases are the biggest health problem in dogs . 80% of dogs older than three years suffer from gum disease and 80% of dog owners do not really know that their pets have oral hygiene problems . The dental problems of dogs are usually difficult to detect but at the same time easy to prevent.Steps to follow:
When dogs eat, the food remains accumulate in the gum line and, combined with saliva, form a layer that adheres strongly at the base of the teeth, and causes injuries. That plate becomes tartar. And tartar bacteria surround and invade the tooth and destroy it.
Without treatment, inflammations can cause very painful gingivitis. An infection of the mouth decreases the immune defenses and bacteria pass into the bloodstream, which can cause infections to other organs such as the liver and kidneys.
If your dog manifests the following symptoms, consult the veterinarian: - Changes in behavior, is less sociable, less animated or playful. - Manifestation of pain near the mouth and / or refusal to be examined. - Bad breath: bad breath. It does not have to be considered normal in dogs, and is almost always the result of oral problems.
Brush your dog's teeth from puppy. Remember to use a special toothpaste without fluoride.
Give your dog food and toys specially designed for them. Bones, frisbees, tennis balls often damage the teeth and gums of the dog.
Use prizes that offer direct benefits for oral hygiene of your dog. Used daily, they help reduce tartar formation and prevent periodontal diseases .Tips
- Oral exams at your veterinarian, at least once a year