Like most people, there’s a good chance dental hygiene is pretty high on your personal daily care to-do list. We know that brushing and flossing our teeth can go pretty far when it comes to preventing gum disease and cavities. We also understand that making regular appointments for dental cleanings plays an important role in our long-term dental health.
Although the idea of a dog using a toothbrush might seem pretty silly, good dental hygiene is just as important for your pet’s teeth as it is for ours. Your dog might not need to brush and floss twice daily, but there are still things you should be doing to keep their teeth and gums health just like their human family members. Follow this advice from the Normandale Vet Hospital veterinary care team to help protect your dog’s dental health.
Your Pet’s Regular Health Care
Being a good pet owner means taking care of your dog like she’s family because she is just as important to you as anyone else in your home. It’s the least we could do to repay them for all of the unconditional love they bring to our homes.
To keep your furry family member safe and healthy, it’s important to keep her on a regular vaccine schedule and make sure she’s groomed regularly. But did you know it’s also important to prioritize her dental care? Your dog has 42 teeth, and she needs them as much as you need yours.
Here are a few signs of a healthy canine mouth:
● Gums are a healthy salmon pink, black, or pink-and-black color rather than red.
● Teeth are free of discoloration, tartar, and plaque.
● Teeth are intact, not broken or damaged.
● Mouth is moist.
● Mouth is free of cuts or abrasions.
Keeping Your Dog’s Mouth Healthy
To keep your pet’s mouth in good health, it’s important to maintain good oral hygiene. Just like humans, dogs can benefit from regular brushing. It’s important to talk to your veterinary care team to learn techniques for brushing your pet’s mouth safely. In addition, be sure to schedule an appointment for regular teeth cleaning with your vet and pursue pet dental services if your pet shows signs of a dental problem.
Edina Pet Dental Services for Dogs
To learn more about taking care of your pup’s teeth, a visit with your veterinarian care team can yield advice on teeth cleaning and more. At Normandale Veterinary Hospital, we offer a wide range of regular dental services for Edina pets.
We’re taking extra precautions to keep you and your pet safe during this time. To schedule your appointment, call us at 952-831-8272 or visit our contact page to sign up for your dog’s dental services and meet the team.