National Pet Dental Health Month is in February, and that’s just the perfect time to remind everyone just how important to is to take care of your golden retrievers (or all pets in general) dental health and hygiene. Here’s what to keep in mind, not only this month, but throughout the whole year.
By neglecting your dog’s oral hygiene, you’re also putting their health at risk. Because just like humans, dogs too need a healthy pair of teeth to stay healthy in general.
That’s exactly why it’s so important to schedule dental check ups for them at least once a year, so why not do one this February?
Oral diseases can lead to some extremely serious consequences such as infections, pain and organ damage. But by doing yearly check ups you can avoid most of these problems.
If your dog has some sort of oral disease, some of the most common symptoms they’ll experience are: they paw at their faces or mouths frequently, have excessive drool, and may also exhibit unwillingness to eat harder foods.
If you’re taking good care of your dogs teefies, most of these conditions can be avoided, and one powerful tool that can help you with this is – a toothbrush! Yes, they make one for dogs as well!
You should use a soft-bristled toothbrush to clean your pet’s teeth daily in order to remove any food particles and prevent the build up of tartar and plaque deposits.
A professional teeth cleaning once or twice a year can also do wonders!
In cases of serious oral disease, your veterinarian may additionally recommend a tooth extraction.
How are you taking care of your dogs oral health? Let us know in the comments!