Most people want the best for their pets. Pet parents and dog enthusiasts alike are always on the lookout for ways they can give their dogs the best in terms of housing, nutrition and treats. Taking care of these wonderful creatures gives many people a fulfillment they do not enjoy from other areas of their life. If you have been looking for different ways you can help your dog live a full and happy life, then you might want to consider their dog dental care needs as well as their other needs. Dog dental care is something that is often neglected, leaving a large percentage of dogs with concerning plague buildup by the time they are only 3! If you worry about dog dental care, then you might consider making some changes to help your dog.
One of the best things you can do to start your dog’s dental care journey off right is to brush their teeth. You wouldn’t go years without brushing and expect your teeth to be doing fine, yet we often ask this of our canine companions. Starting very gradually and slowly from the time they are puppies (or today, whichever is first!), help your dogs become comfortable with the toothbrush, toothpaste and brushing process. Use only veterinarian-approved products and work toward a usual brushing process.
Another thing you can do to improve a dog’s dental care is to carefully choose their foods and treats. Some foods and treats are more likely to grow plaque whereas other treats, usually ones that are going to encourage scraping and lots of chewing, can help reduce plaque build-up. Here at APL Teeth Cleaning & Treats, we have some wonderful treats and other dog dental care options. To learn more, please give us a call today.