Animal Dental Care
Hundred types of common bacterias could be found in the mouth of your pets, leading to various diseases when not properly taken care of. And so oral hygiene and dental health are something we deeply concern about here in Pet Space.
How to take care of your furry friends’ teeth at home?
As part of our daily routine, we humans brush our teeth because it maintains our oral hygiene. Likewise, it is equally important to keep our pets’ mouth clean. The bristles on a toothbrush can reach in between their teeth and under their gums to remove any food residues. Find a toothbrush suitable for your furiends’ size and age – for example, finger brushes are typically recommended for puppies and kittens.
Never ever use human toothpaste on animals! The foaming agent (SLS) in human toothpaste is not edible, and can cause serious stomach problems if swallowed. Make sure to use toothpaste that is made for animals, especially enzymatic ones for dogs. There are also many fun flavours out there – some of the most popular ones are chicken, liver, and malt!
We get it, some of our furiends just don’t like having their teeth touched, and this is when dental gel comes in handy! They are also effective in getting rid of plaque and tartar. Simply apply dental gel with a clean gauze. An alternative is to add drops of dental care water additive to their drinking water.
Chew toys or bones made from rawhide keep our dogs busy, but researchers also found that some of them can help with cleaning their teeth and maintaining their dental health.
Dental care is crucial in minimising the risks of dental diseases like plaque, tartar, gingivitis, periodontitis, and more. Therefore it is extremely important that you regularly clean your pets’ mouth and teeth at home. In addition, according to the Veterinary Oral Health Council, teeth scaling should be done every 6-12 months.