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Brush Your Dog’s Teeth Every Day!

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Brushing your pet’s teeth daily with help preserve its beautiful smile!

You might have heard your dentist say you need to brush and floss every day, but how important is it for your pet’s teeth to be brushed every day? Pet dental care could be something that many pet owners overlook, to the detriment of their pets. Why brush your dog’s teeth every day? We’ll take a look at the consequences of not brushing and the consequences of brushing: the negatives and the positives.

Why Brush Your Dog’s Teeth Every Day?

The Negatives

The consequence of not brushing your dog’s teeth at least a couple of times per week is that your dog’s health suffers. Although it is a small part of the body, the mouth’s health has a huge impact on a being’s overall physical health, both for dogs and humans.

When a pet’s dental health goes unchecked, its gums will become red, infected, and bleed easily. Your dog might have toothaches, and its teeth will eventually rot and need extraction. If tooth extraction is necessary, the dog may need to undergo sedation if it can physically handle it. At its worst, dental problems can cause internal illnesses like liver and kidney disease.

The Positives

On the positive side, your dog can live a long, healthy, pain-free life as far as it is in the power of practicing good dental hygiene. Your dog will be able to eat and live in comfort and avoid the myriad possible health issues. When no problem is there, it can be hard to see what you have, but it is worth maintaining your dog’s dental health for the sake of its overall health.

How Should You Brush Your Dog’s Teeth?

The earlier you can get your pet used to teeth brushing, the better. Make it a part of a predictable routine, such as bedtime. Train your pet to sit at a particular spot at a set time to have its teeth brushed.

Do not use dental products designed for people. Use a toothbrush and toothpaste suitable for dogs to avoid poisoning, and follow the product instructions. If you’d like product recommendations, Everhart Veterinary Medicine in Maryland is here to help.

Schedule a routine professional pet dental cleaning to give your pet professional pearly whites.

Trust the Care of Your Pet to the Professionals at Everhart Veterinary Medicine!

At Everhart Veterinary Medicine, our veterinary professionals strive to provide your pet with the very best of veterinary care. We believe that the best care for your pet should be provided by experienced, compassionate, and knowledgeable veterinary professionals. With three Maryland locations in Baltimore, Pasadena, and Cross Keys, we are always ready to welcome your pet as a new patient! Give us a call today at 410-355-3131, 410-793-7670, or 443-470-6790! For more information, as well as updates on veterinary news and topics, visit us on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn!

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