Contrary to popular opinion, smelly dog breath is not normal!
There are plenty of things you can do to ensure your dog’s breath stays as fresh as a daisy. Dental disease can be a common issue for dogs which can cause pain, inflammation, gum infection, tooth decay or even worse, the loss of teeth.
Luckily, prevention is easy. The best way to stay on top of dental care is including it into your pet’s daily routine. See below our top teeth tips for dogs.
Dental care dry food.
Keep your dog’s dental care on track by integrating it into their everyday diet. Prime100 SPD™ ZeroG™ dry food is designed to prevent plaque build-up which then helps maintain a healthy mouth and gums. It is important that you’re choosing a product with the right ingredients too, sodium hexametaphosphate which is an active ingredient in Prime100 products assists in reducing the build-up of tartar.
Remember to brush their teeth.
We recommend brushing three times a week. Make sure to use a doggy toothpaste and brush and clean while your dog is relaxed. Brushing teeth can prevent plaque build-up, gum disease and tooth decay.
Treats like bones are ideal for assisting with dental hygiene. There is a double affect when providing your dog with bones, firstly it is a great source of minerals and other important nutrients which in turn helps provide your pet with an overall balanced diet. The other positive aspect of allowing your dogs to chew bones is the chewing action actually stimulates salvia enzymes which helps prevent plaque build-up on teeth which can eventually lead to gum disease! We stand by the method of, prevention is better than cure!
Regular vet check-ups.
Make sure you arrange regular visits to your local vet for routine check-ups, when you’re there arrange a teeth clean. Your veterinarian will provide a dental plan and advise you on all the right things to do, for your dog’s mouth. Just like us, dogs need to have a set dental plan.
Plenty of pats.
Anything to see those adorable puppy smiles! When a dog is happy and opens their mouth it allows us to see right in and potentially pick up any early signs of dental issues.