By Deliana
1 years ago

The importance of oral health care for dogs.

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78% of dogs over the age of three suffer from some form of dental disease, making it the most common health problem affecting dogs.
The term "dental disease" can describe a range of different conditions including:
-an accumulation of saliva, food, and bacteria called plaque on the surface of teeth
-a hardening of plaque into tartar
-gum inflammation and infection otherwise known as gingivitis
-damage to the tissues that surround the teeth called periodontal disease
-tooth root abscesses
-loose teeth that may eventually fall out
-broken teeth.
Dogs with dental disease do frequently have bad breath and discolored teeth, but they may also drool excessively, lose weight, have red gums that bleed easily or drain pus, suffer from oral pain, and have pockets of pus that drain onto the surface of the face or into the nose, which in turn causes sneezing and nasal discharge. The infection and inflammation associated with dental disease can also spread throughout the body and adversely affect the liver, kidneys and heart.
The best way to prevent dental disease is to clean your dog’s teeth daily using a pet toothpaste or gel applied to a soft bristle toothbrush.
Another very convenient way of promoting your dog’s oral health is to him a food specifically designed to remove plaque and tartar from the teeth.
Even with appropriate home care, most dogs still do require professional dental cleanings from time to time and I did it for my sweet Mylo 2 times.
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Violeta Cute
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soncee Great artikle
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cathydkreations This is a very good article. My baby need to see a professional for his dental cleaning but I'm afraid to have him put to sleep. He was sick last year from a blood disorder and they didn't think he would make it but my love and tender care and my faith in God saw him through. So I take care of his oral care at home and monitor him closely. Thanks for sharing. 😊🐕❤
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DAIANAGABAR Minunat articol
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AnceAne Adorable doh, great article
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LiaF7 Gave mine tooth sticks. With 18,5 years only had lost one tooth and the rest were healthy :) Your dog is so cute.
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mila7272 Cute
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Deliana Thank you too, my dear @cathykreations! Take care of your baby, I was so afraid of the sedation...because Mylo is 12 years old... I begged the vet to give him an easy one and in the end everything was well, thanks God! 💞 🐾 🐩 🐾 🐩 🐾 💞
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Deliana My dear @LiaF7, Mylo doesn't like tooth sticks. His teeth are ok, but the tartar affected the gum...💝💝💝
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dorageorg Interesting!
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carmen3521 Bun articol!
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OlitaM You have a very cute doggy and you wrote a very good article!
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Deliana Thank you, my dear @OlitaM! 💖
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OlitaM You are welcome my dear @Deliana!
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GinaEastabrooks Awesome article
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MegyBella Fantastic article
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Shavkat We really need to know this. Thanks for sharing
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Deliana @Shavkat Thank you too, my friend! 💝🐶💝
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Shavkat @Deliana c",)
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