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What could be the reason your dog teeth rotting? Did you know that your dog’s teeth and gums are just as important as your own? In fact, if your dog has healthy teeth and gums, he will be able to enjoy a longer life, and, you and your family will be able to avoid many health problems that are associated with an unhealthy mouth. (Watch video below)
What To Do Against Dog Teeth Rotting?
What is the importance of a clean and healthy mouth for dogs? Let’s put it this way… If your dog’s teeth and gums are not in good condition, then their diet will not be properly broken down and their body will not be able to absorb the nutrients that it needs to stay healthy. When this happens, your dog may start to experience various health problems such as:
- Tooth decay and gum disease
- Bad breath and halitosis
- Weight gain or loss
- Mental confusion
- Skin rashes
All of these dog teeth rotting problems can cause your dog a great deal of discomfort, and, if not treated quickly, they can even lead to more serious health issues such as kidney failure, liver disease, heart disease, and cancer.
How To Keep Your Dog’s Mouth Healthy?
There are many different factors that can contribute to the overall health of your dog’s mouth. These include:
Some breeds have a predisposition to certain dental problems, while other breeds are much less likely to have any type of oral problem. For example, Collies and Labradors are very prone to tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease. This is due to the fact that they have a short, chiseled muzzle that makes it difficult for them to properly break down their food, and then, excrete the by-products of digestion through their teeth and gums.
Just like people, dogs’ teeth and gums begin to deteriorate as they age. By the time most dogs are 8 to 10 years old, half of all adult dogs will have at least one tooth that has already begun to decay. In addition, periodontal disease is extremely common in older dogs.
Just like people, dogs are what they eat… or rather, what they don’t eat! If your dog eats a diet high in carbohydrates, he will have a much higher risk of developing tooth decay and gum disease. Conversely, a diet that is low in carbohydrates will help prevent these problems. A good rule of thumb is to feed your dog an appropriate amount of carbohydrates for his age and size.
Just like people, dogs with a sedentary lifestyle are more likely to develop tooth decay and gum disease. This is especially true if they are fed a poor quality diet.
Access To The Best Dental Care?
The first step is to make sure you choose a reputable veterinarian. This is especially important if your dog has any type of medical problem such as diabetes or another condition that makes it difficult for him to heal.
If this is the case, the vet should be able to tell you what specific dental care your dog needs, and, how often he needs to have it.
Next, you should make sure you are putting the right food in your dog’s bowl. Some dogs need a little more chewing time than others to properly break down their food. Also, make sure you are not overfeeding your dog. This will only lead to obesity, which can have a negative impact on his overall health and dental care.
How Often Should You Brush Your Dog’s Teeth?
This is a common question and a very important one. Ideally, you should brush and scrub your dog’s teeth at least once a week… and more often if necessary.
The first thing you should know is that if you do brush and scrub your dog’s teeth too often, he will become accustomed to having his mouth cleaned out, and, this will cause him to develop a resistance to the process.
This is not good for him or for you! The second thing you should know is that it takes approximately 21/2 weeks for a new “teeth-cell” to develop.