Thursday, October 14, 2010

Do dogs need their teeth brushed?

Does a dog need to have its teeth brushed? -

Periodontal disease is one of the most common health problems in dogs. More than 75 percent of domestic dogs 3 years and older are affected by gum infections.

Once or twice a week an owner should use a canine toothrush, a soft child's toothbrush or a gauze pad wrapped around a finer to brush the dog's teeth. The AKC recommends toothpaste formulated for dogs (human toothpaste can upset the pets's stomach and ingestion of too much fluoride can be fatal.

1 comment:

  1. Let’s face it; everything isn’t as great as we hoped it was. Dentists are just performing their jobs, yet , there are situations where these people don’t help you out as they want you to keep returning for answers as well as their “medication” (that doesn’t really help you). It’s time for you to locate your own solutions. Self cure for gum disease is possible, and you can begin with it right away with Natures Smile!
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