How are your dog’s teeth? February is Pet Dental Health Month, which makes it a perfect time to evaluate the canine teeth in your household. Many veterinarians even offer discounts on teeth cleaning and other pet dental services this month if you need them.
As they are with humans, teeth are super important for your pup. Bad teeth can not only cause trouble in a dog’s mouth, but in their overall health! At the yearly exams, your vet should be checking out your pup’s teeth. There is a dental score from zero to four, with zero being a young puppy. All three of us are scoring right around one which is really good and means we don’t need to have our teeth cleaned. How do we keep our teeth in tip top shape?
Brush Your Dog’s Teeth
We all get our teeth brushed every night before bed. Mom starts this when we are tiny puppies so we learn to love it and we actually wait for it each night when we go to bed.
For a couple years now, Mom has been adding PlaqueOff to our breakfast meal. It is an all natural food supplement that naturally helps oral health for dogs and cats with a specially selected algae harvested in the North Atlantic from specific areas. PlaqueOff Powder is free from additives and artificial preservatives and contains no gluten or added sugar.
Mom sprinkles 2 heaping scoops on our breakfast every morning. We all love it and eat it right down. Even when we were eating kibble, we would lick it all out of our bowls. It is tasty and helps keep our teeth in good repair.
Dog’s teeth and dogs in general love a good chew. Almost every night Mom gives us each something mighty yummy to chew on. Good bones and chews help to scrape plaque and tartar off the teeth. There are all sorts of dental chews on the market, but we like the natural, single ingredient ones.
As with everything teeth bite into there is always a risk of a broken tooth. So far we have not had that happen, but we are not super aggressive chewers. We love our marrow bones, beef esophagus, bully sticks, green tripe sticks and other tasty delights. My canine teeth are slightly warn down on their tips from chewing bones, but they still work fine for me and it beats having to have my teeth cleaned.
How are your dog’s teeth? Make sure and have them checked out and if they need a cleaning, get them cleaned and then start on a really good dental routine! Good teeth are something to be very thankful for!
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