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Caring for Your Pet Dog’s Mouth and Teeth

Caring for your pet dog’s mouth and teeth should become a weekly practice of good doggie dental care. It will extend your dog’s life and ability to chew food into their senior dog years. Your dog will probably find the sensation of you poking around in his mouth little odd but it you do it in a non stressful playful way he/she may even enjoy it.

Honestly, I have 3 dogs of different sizes that are constantly by my side walking my homestead with me every day. They keep me company, bark when people or animals are coming and they protect if human/animal wants to do me harm long enough for me to take act to protect us all. I want my dogs happy and healthy for as long as possible even into their old age.

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Caring for Your Pet Dog's Mouth and Teeth
Caring for Your Pet Dog’s Mouth and Teeth

What happens if a human does not brush their teeth ? Well, it is the same way with dogs. A specially designed dog toothbrush and interesting meat flavored toothpaste may help the training process of weekly 5 minutes brushing sessions go more smoothly.

The following are signs of oral disease that your dog may have a problem in his mouth and state of his/her teeth:

  • Bad breath

  • Excessive drooling

  • Inflamed gums

  • Tumors in the gums

  • Cysts under the tongue

  • Loose teeth

Bacteria and plaque forming foods can cause build up on a dog’s teeth. This can harden into tartar, possibly causing gingivitis, receding gums and tooth loss. Brushing your dog’s teeth at home with beef flavored toothpaste once a week  or regular teeth cleanings at your local veterinary can prolong your dog keeping their teeth into old age.

Chew toys and dog biscuits can help strengthen teeth, scrape away soft tartar and massages gums as well as a boredom buster.


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Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis
Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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