Dental hygiene in dogs
Oral dental hygiene in dogs is extremely important for several reasons
- Prevention of dental diseases: Regular care of dogs' teeth, such as cleaning and maintaining oral hygiene, can reduce the risk of developing dental diseases such as tartar, gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) and periodontitis (inflammation of the supporting tissue of the teeth). These diseases can cause pain, tooth loss and possible complications such as infections.
- Bad breath reduction: Bad breath (halitosis) in dogs is often the result of bacterial plaque and tartar. Regular oral hygiene can help reduce bacteria in dogs' mouths and thus reduce bad breath.
- Maintaining the health of the whole organism: Oral health problems in dogs can affect the general health and well-being. Bacterial infections from the oral cavity can spread to other organs such as the heart, liver and kidneys, causing serious health problems. Maintaining healthy teeth and gums helps preserve the dog's overall health.
- Reduced veterinary care costs: Regular dental care for dogs can reduce the need for expensive veterinary procedures such as dental cleanings under anesthesia, tooth extractions or treatment for infections.
With regular dental cleanings, a diet rich in food for dog dental health, and regular visits to the vet for dental checkups, owners can maintain their dogs' oral health and contribute to their overall health and well-being.
An excellent option for cleaning dogs' teeth is raw beef bones - the older the cow, the more calcified the bone is, the harder it is for the dog to grind, and the better it will clean the teeth. It is important to know that feeding a dog with bones is not good for dogs! Therefore, we need to distinguish between these two things...
MRgingivitis in dogs
Gingivitis in dogs is an inflammation of the gums that occurs as a result of the accumulation of plaque on the teeth. Plaque is a soft film consisting of bacteria, food debris and mucus. If plaque is not removed by regular dog brushing, it mineralizes and forms tartar, which irritates the gums and leads to inflammation.
Here are some important facts about gingivitis in dogs:
- Redness and swollen gums
- Bleeding gums when brushing or chewing food
- bad breath (halitosis)
- Increased sensitivity or pain when touching the gums
- Loss of appetite or difficulty feeding
- Insufficient oral hygiene (lack of brushing teeth)
- Accumulation of plaque and tartar
- Bad nutrition
- Predisposition of certain breeds to gum problems
Prevention and treatment of gingivitis
- Regular brushing of dogs' teeth, ideally daily or at least several times a week, to remove plaque and prevent it from mineralizing into tartar.
- Use of special toothpastes and dog brush which are designed to remove plaque and maintain oral health.
- A diet that promotes healthy teeth and gums, including special dog food and chews that promote teeth cleaning.
How to make toothpaste for dogs?
Making homemade toothpaste for dogs can be a simple and economical option. Here is a simple recipe for making toothpaste for dogs:
Ingredients for toothpaste for dogs
- 1 tablespoon of baking soda
- 1 tbsp Zeolite
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
- 1-2 teaspoons of chicken or beef broth without salt
- 1-2 tablespoons of water (as needed for consistency)
Instructions for making toothpaste for dogs
- Mix baking soda, zeolite, coconut oil and broth in a bowl. Mix all the ingredients well to get a paste consistency.
- If the mixture is dry, gradually add a small amount of water until you get a smooth paste. Be careful not to add too much water at once to avoid a too thin paste.
- When you get the desired consistency, the toothpaste for dogs is ready for use.
Use this toothpaste for dogs by applying a small amount on toothbrush for dogs. Carefully cleans the dog's teeth with circular movements, focusing on the front and back teeth, as well as the gums.
Careful selection of a toothbrush for your dog is important so that your muzzle has a positive and pleasant experience.
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