What can you do to prevent dental disease in your dog?A good start is to get into the habit of brushing your dogs teeth daily. If your dog doesn't seem to like that idea - start slow. Take baby steps. Once a week brush a few teeth at a time. Work your way up week by week until you can do a full brush. Always let your dog become familiar with the toothbrush. Achieve this by allowing him to smell it before you attempt to brush. Don't force him. By staying consistent, and providing a routine, your dog will soon settle in to having his teeth cleaned daily.
Other ways to keep your dogs teeth clean include:
- Dental Chews
- Naturally shed deer antlers
- apple slices
- rubber dog toys specifically designed for dogs teeth
- Feed dry dog food
- Bad breath
- drooling (more than usual)
- discoloring along the gum line
- yellow teeth
- red or swollen gums
- a change in how your dog has been eating
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