Why is Dental Care So Important for Dogs?
Dogs have an impressive set of teeth, which are equally suitable for grasping and holding, as well as for chewing and eating their food. That said, dogs cannot communicate when they are plagued by severe toothache – Therefor preventative care is a must!
Dental problems are very common to animals; with veterinarians pointing out that 80 percent of all dogs over the age of three require dental or gum treatment. The fact that so many dogs over the age of three suffer from periodontitis is alarming. Overtime, this inflammation of the gums can reduce the quality of a healthy life for your dog.
Caring for your dog’s teeth and gums is vital to preventing periodontitis (an inflammation of the gums due to tartar build-up). Scheduled dental care is the best way to keep your dog’s teeth healthy, starting preferable when they are a puppy. The dental care of your dog(s) should be as important to you as your own!