Pet Care Taking care of your pet's teeth

Pet Care Taking care of your pet's teeth

There are 1 comment on the The Mayo News story from Feb 15, 2011, titled Pet Care Taking care of your pet's teeth. In it, The Mayo News reports that:

Ester Van Luipen Out of all your family members who do you think has the worst dental hygiene: Exactly! It is the dog! Dogs don't brush their teeth, nor do they floss.

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Since: May 07

Los Angeles, CA

#1 Feb 21, 2011
I definitely agree that if your pet has really bad breath, it could be a sign of something more serious. It’s definitely important to take your pet to the vet. They may have your dog have a thorough dental cleaning which requires anesthesia. The dog could have periodontal disease, it’s the number one disease in dogs and cats. The thorough cleaning at the vet’s would be a good start. I know some groomers also do non-anesthetic dental cleanings, but they aren’t as thorough.
The vet will probably suggest toothpaste and regular manual brushings after the initial cleaning. You can also try an oral solution and put it directly on your pet’s gums. If your dog is too squeamish, there is an oral solution to help breath that you put in his or her water. You can read more about it here:

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