Periodontal or gum disease is a huge problem and 70% of dogs will show signs of oral disease by the age of three.
To keep your dog’s teeth healthy:
- Brushing your dogs teeth
- Give a nutritious diet
- Chew treats ( beware some of these are high in fat!)
Six-monthly dental check-ups.
We recommend having your dogs teeth checked every six months to prevent plaque and tartar build up. Dogs need to have their teeth brushed in order to eliminate the dental plaque that can cause tooth decay and the formation of tartar, which can lead to gum disease. Please make an appointment in one or our free nurse clinics where they will show you how to brush your dog’s teeth.
Gold standard prevention is brushing teeth either by hand or electric toothbrush. (Your nurse will go through teeth brushing.) Your animal’s teeth should ONLY be brushed with animal toothpaste NOT human toothpaste
Did you know?
Puppies develop their deciduous teeth at two weeks of age, with their 42 permanent teeth starting to appear at three months.