PREVENTATIVE DENTAL
CARE FOR DOGS
By Elmhurst Animal Care Center
Introduction
 Dental hygiene is important for all members of your
family, even your furry friends. At Elmhurst Animal
Car...
Preventative Dental Care
 Make brushing your dog’s teeth part of your
routine at least twice a week.
• Do not use human t...
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Preventative Dental Care for Dogs

Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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  • 1. PREVENTATIVE DENTAL CARE FOR DOGS By Elmhurst Animal Care Center
  • 2. Introduction  Dental hygiene is important for all members of your family, even your furry friends. At Elmhurst Animal Care Center, the maintenance of your dog’s teeth is a top priority to avoid hygiene issues and bad breath, and to lengthen the life of your canine companion. If the plaque buildup on your dog’s teeth and gums is not removed regularly, it can move into the bloodstream and negatively affect the coronary and hepatic systems. Elmhurst Animal Care Center treats progressive periodontal disease and provides regular cleaning, but the preventative measures owners take at home is perhaps the biggest factor in canine dental health. Below are some tips for taking care of your dog:
  • 3. Preventative Dental Care  Make brushing your dog’s teeth part of your routine at least twice a week. • Do not use human toothpaste – ask your vet for special canine paste or use baking soda. • Clean in a circular motion with the toothbrush, lifting their lips to access the entire tooth. • Give your dog a nylon or rawhide chew toy to help remove tartar and strengthen teeth. • Feed your dog only dry pet food and no table scraps to minimize plaque buildup. • If you see (or smell) something out of the ordinary, call your vet for a checkup.

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