Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Brush Your Dogs' Teeth!

While some dog owners may think that this is a silly or high maintenance thing to do, brushing your dogs' teeth on a regular basis contributes to a huge part of their long-term well-being and health.

Mutts may not get cavities the same way or as frequently as humans do, but their teeth will still get plaque, gingivitis, and tartar build up if left uncared for. This may lead to some minor problems such as bad breath and cavities, or it may result in severe health risks like dental infections that can potentially be poisonous and deadly to your dogs.

Ideally dog owners are suppose to brush their mutts teeth every day (just as you would brush your own teeth). However, brushing your dogs' teeth once or twice a week is already a great improvement from those who don't really do anything at all. Again, while every day teeth cleaning is best, a minimum of twice a week is recommended since plaque tends to build up every three to five days. 

Think of it this way: as a dog owner, you can take 10 to 15 minutes out once or twice a week (if not every day) to ensure your mutts' life-long happiness.

Keep your mutts happy, healthy, and hearty!

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