Certainly, dogs can have their teeth unbrushed throughout their lives. Perhaps they can just shun the idea of tooth brushing at first or may ward off any pet owner’s attempt to clean their teeth. After all, our canine pals tend to have fewer cavities than we humans do. However, this doesn’t exactly mean they are free from all dental problems.
Similar to humans, dogs can develop tartar and plaque buildup, yellow teeth, and gingivitis (i.e., gum inflammation). Those can leave our canine friends without a perfect smile for years. But brushing the teeth of dogs isn’t just to achieve a set of sparkling pearly white teeth. Or fresh breath at that! More importantly, we need to provide routine dental care for the overall well-being and health of our dogs.
Tooth brushing keeps food particles and bacteria at bay from depositing and accumulating along dog’s gum lines. It thus prevents the formation of tartar and the development of gum inflammation. When luck is really against your dog without regular oral care regimen, teeth are sometimes lost and severe pain is experienced. Such are very bad news for your dog, but things can even get worse. In few cases, bacterial infection spreads from the mouth, to the bloodstream, to vital organs such as the heart and liver, putting the precious life of your dog at Death’s mercy.
Dr. Mike Ontiveros of VetVid comprehensively discusses canine dental care in a video and highlights the necessity of daily brushing. Not only are the correct method and techniques of canine tooth brushing demonstrated, but also assessment points when checking your dog’s mouth are talked about.
You and your dog can make tooth brushing a pleasurable and fun grooming time. A number of busy people make their hectic schedule as an excuse, but brushing your dog’s teeth shouldn’t be a chore.
Learn from this simple video and enjoy brushing your pet’s teeth!