Taking care of your canine companion can be an everyday, and even enjoyable, experience. When you love your fur-baby, taking care of them and watching them be lively and healthy can be a fun part of your daily routine. Here at APL Teeth Cleaning & Treats, we love our dogs and wanted to be part of helping them be healthy. Part of what we do involves cosmetic teeth cleaning, and we recognize the importance that a healthy doggy mouth can play in how much they eat and how they eat their food. We know that many people might be unintentionally neglecting their dog’s mouth, and we wanted to let you know that there are options available, such as dog dental cleaning. If you are unsure if your dog needs a dog dental cleaning, here are a few things to look for:
1. Foul dog breath. While a dog’s breath is never going to be minty fresh like yours, it shouldn’t be overly foul or have a sweet smell. Either of these scenarios is going to need addressing with a trip to the veterinarian.
2. Changes in their teeth, gums or tongue. If you’ve noticed that your dog’s teeth, gums or tongue are starting to change, then you should consider bringing them in for a dog dental cleaning. Teeth should be white, while the gums and teeth should be tight next to the teeth and feel supple.
3. Plaque and tartar buildup. Teeth should be clean and white all the way up to their gumlines.
4. Weight loss. Sometimes when a dog has problems with their teeth, they dislike or are unable to eat their food normally. This can cause quick weight loss.
5. Blood on their chew toys. Gingivitis can cause the gums to bleed, which means you might see blood spots on their chew toys when they are done playing.
Taking care of your dog’s teeth will help them play, eat and enjoy their life to the fullest. For more information about dog dental cleaning, please give us a call today.