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Why good dental care is important to cat’s and dog’s health

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Why good dental care is important to cat’s and dog’s health
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Written by  Staff Writer
Friday, 11 August 2017 20:50

If your dog breath knocks the socks of you, then its time for the vet to take a look inside his mouth. Too many pet lovers forget that animals require great oral care, too. Bad breath is a common sign that your dog or cat has a dental problem.

Unpleasant smelling breath can indicate that your pet may have a bacterial gum infection lurking around in your pet’s mouth, which, if ignored, can develop into periodontal disease.In some cases, a canine’s halitosis could also indicate that something is wrong in their liver, kidneys or intestinal tract. Other signs of dental problems include a dog’s reluctance to chew or salivating more than usual.

For cats, be on the lookout for more than just foul breath -- other indications of dental issues include excessive licking, drooling and difficulty chewing.


Follow these preventive measures to help keep your pet's teeth healthy

  • At least once a week, brush your pet’s teeth with a brush or finger sponge.
  • Do not use a human toothpaste.
  • There are several pet toothpaste choices available.
  • Start with slow motions and for short periods of time until your pet is comfortable with the brushing.
  • Follow the brushing with lots of praise.
  • Your vet may also recommend certain foods, treats and chew toys designed to reduce plaque and tarter build-up.
  • Your vet after an examination can also determine if there are more severe underlying causes for the bad breath.
  • A liquid oral care supplement may also be an option if your pet is not a tooth-brushing kind. The process is as simple as adding the liquid supplement to your dog or cat’s drinking water each day.




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