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4 Steps to Maintaining Canine Oral Health

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Keeping up with your dog’s oral hygiene is as important as every other aspect of their health. Just as you walk your dog every day and feed them nutritious snacks, you should be brushing their teeth and taking them to routine dental visits. If you’re a new dog owner and are unsure of how to start minding your puppy’s pearly whites, follow these steps for optimal oral maintenance that keeps your canine healthy for the long run.

1. Brush Their Teeth Several Times a Week

Depending on your dog’s breed, you should be brushing their teeth anywhere from every day to once a week. For most dogs, you’ll want to aim for about two to three times per week. Canines have their own set of toothbrushes and toothpaste to effectively clean their teeth and gums, so be sure to invest in a small brush and dog-friendly toothpaste for maximum benefits. 

2. Purchase Dental Additives

You can add dental powder and additives to your puppy’s food and water that kills plaque and boosts healthy bacteria in order to keep their doggy kisses fresh and healthy. Always check with your veterinarian before using any of these products.

3. Choose Doggie Dental Chews

Regular dog toys are fine, but to get an extra benefit, opt for dental chew toys and bones that effectively prevent plaque and tartar build-up while they gnaw away.

4. Visit Your Veterinarian Regularly

We recommend regular visits to the veterinarian to deep clean those hard-to-reach areas so tartar and gingivitis don’t begin to grow. Also, dental health directly affects other organs like the kidneys and liver, so seeing a professional is crucial to ensuring no tough-to-detect signs of dental disease fall under the radar.

Keep up with regular at home care and preventive dental cleanings. However, if something doesn’t seem right, it’s best to contact your veterinarian immediately.

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Monday
7:00am - 12:00pm,
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Tues, & Fri -
7:00am - 6:00pm
Wed & Thurs -
7:00am - 8:00pm
Sat & Sun - Closed