Dog's bad breath a silent killer! We can just hear it now. This is not an exaggeration, and for that matter cats too. Just imagine a condition that affects you furry friends, but most pet owners often neglect to even look for it.
We are talking specifically in this article about bad breath in dogs, however it can just as easily be applied to cats as well. After doing a little research on this topic of bad breath in dogs, we found that a very high percentage of dogs at a certain age have periodontal disease.
Periodontal disease is condition in the mouth that over time and without attention to it, break down all the supporting gums and bone that hold the teeth in place. No it is not a very pretty picture at all, as it also causes loss of the canine's teeth. Not only does it cause them to lose their teeth, the bacteria can also get loose from the teeth and enter the dogs bloodstream. This causes damage to the vital organs in the dog's body such as the kidneys, lungs, heart, and liver.
As periodontal disease progresses it is marked by bad breath in your dog. The good news is that this can be prevented. Good oral hygiene for your pets can become as regular a routine, as your daily brushing and flossing.
Regular trips to veterinarian
This may seem pretty obvious, but is often neglected by many pet owners. Really it is the only way to know exactly where you stand in regard to your dogs health today.
What your dog eats
Monitor what you feed your dog, can dog food(soft)has been reported as giving dogs plaque, that leads to tartar at very high percentages. Dry dog food is much better for your dog, in that it wears away tartar build up.
Brush your dogs teeth regularly
This is a must if you have a dog, and want to prevent serious conditions like periodontal disease.
Taking care of your dog's health is really important and if you truly love your dog, be sure to give it the best care you can!
If you find it hard to brush your dogs teeth as mentioned in the previous read, you may use a pet oral care product to keep dogs breath fresher, and inhibit gum disease. If you are unsure how or where to begin, bring your pet to us for Professional Dental Cleaning, Polishing and Anti Tartar Treatment!